It's nice to look back at 2011 and see all the great accomplishments in the world of technology. From honoring Steve Jobs following his death to delivering some of the finest products the industry has ever seen, the technology sector was filled with stories that should inspire companies to pursue innovations in the years ahead. But, there was another side to the tech industry this year. In far too many cases, some of the most prominent firms in the business engaged in activities that hurt consumers, wreaked havoc on the industry, and ultimately made them look bad. Even the most prominent companies, including Apple and Google, were unable to protect themselves from the slings and arrows of critics. Here's a look at the 10 worst technology mishaps in 2011.
Apple was very much a disappointment this year. Rumors cropped up day after day, suggesting the next iPad would be a huge improvement over its predecessor. But when the iPad 2 was announced, it was nothing of the sort. The same can be said for the iPhone 4S. While Siri is nifty, the device is more step-change than revolution. When will Apple make its next major product upgrade?
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