In spite of its success, Apple has had its share of flops, which include their much-lauded followup to the Apple II. The Apple III, which cost between $4340 -- $7800, was designed to improve the workplace, but ended up failing at its objective thanks to the system's instability.
The basic Apple III system came with a 0.096 megabytes of memory (twice that of the Apple II…for just $4340!), while the word processor version could store 60 pages of text on a 5 1/2-inch floppy disk. Other improvements included an 80-character upper-and-lower-case display, 16 colors and a 16-tone gray scale, event timers, and a built-in clock and calendar. Unfortunately, these new features couldn't compensate for the Apple III's deficiencies, as the line was discontinued in September 1985.
Read the full story in Apple III: This Personal Computer Means Business