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. The processor would have been upgraded to at least a 120MHz PowerPC 603e on an 80MHz bus under the Pippin 2.0 specification.
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. However, amid massive layoffs of staff in March 1997, Apple announced that it no longer had any plans to manufacture an Apple-branded Pippin.
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