Apple launch event also launches #RejectedAppleProducts

10 Sep 2015

Yesterday (9 September) saw Apple’s big brass take to the stage in a much-hyped reveal of new products and upgrades.

While the Apple glitterati, and the bulk of the tech media, were oohing and ahhing over Cook, Ive and co’s latest releases, others were far from reverential.

On Comedy Central game show @Midnight, hosted by Nerdist founder Chris Hardwick (@nerdist), the talk veered away from the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, the iPad Pro and the Apple TV, turning instead to the oh-so-tongue-in-cheek Rejected Apple Products.

Asking contestants Kyle Dunnigan, Hari Kondabolu and Matt Braunger to list their examples, Hardwick also asked viewers to play along at home, spawning the hashtag #RejectedAppleProducts, which, at the time of writing, is sitting pretty as a top trending tag in the US and the UK.

Here’s the video that kicked it all off:

And here are 10 of the best responses, from the terrifying to the nerdy to the sublime:

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Kirsty Tobin was careers editor at Silicon Republic