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The Apple Pippin Set-top box is a prototype that was internally developed by Apple Computer.


Similar to the layout of the early Pippin Concept Prototype, this unit combined the functionality of a game console with a satellite receiver and DVD-R drive. The translucent panel opened to reveal smart card access, AppleJack and audio connectors.[1] The processor would have been upgraded to at least a 120MHz PowerPC 603e on an 80MHz bus under the Pippin 2.0 specification.[2]

Release plans[]

Apple CEO Gil Amelio stated at Apple's 1996 Worldwide Developers Conference that Apple was developing its own version of Pippin, though not intended to compete with Bandai's consoles.[3] However, amid massive layoffs of staff in March 1997,[4] Apple announced that it no longer had any plans to manufacture an Apple-branded Pippin.[5]



  1. 1.0 1.1 Apple Pippin Set-top box, Studio Taktika. 2006-06-07.
  2. Options will make Pippin 2 a home, network computer by David Morgenstern, MacWeek vol.10-37. 1996-09-30. Archived 1996-12-20.
  3. Pippin: Back in the USA by James Staten, MacWeek. 1996-05-16. Archived 1996-12-20.
  4. The Mac gaming console that time forgot by Richard Moss, Ars Technica. 2018-03-24.
  5. 生き残る技術と棚上げされる技術 Appleの新たな方向性の詳細 (Japanese) by Clifford Colby & David Morgenstern, MacWeek / Japan. 1997-03-17. Archived 1999-01-17.

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