Rumor of Apple Newton surfaces



Do you still remember the Apple Newton? Yeah, it was one of the first few PDA devices that was released ahead of its time, and suffice to say, the poor little bugger hardly took off on a mass scale before it crashed and burned. Fast forward many years later to current days where even Windows software runs on an Apple, and you are faced with vicious rumors of the Newton’s return. Word on the street even has it that the Newton is not only back, but it never actually left in the first place anyway. Sources (reliable or not, that’s a different story) reveal that a secret PDA device has been under development for at least a year and a half now, and the final product will resemble a relatively larger iPhone.

This multi-touch PDA has been touted to feature an extremely svelte “slate” that is not too far off from the iPhone, and measures roughly 1.5 times larger than the recently released handset complete with a 720 x 480 high resolution display that makes up nearly the entire unit’s surface. It is not wrong to believe that this secret PDA-in-waiting will leverage the multi-touch concepts that are currently available on Apple’s iPhone and iPod Touch – after all, Apple wouldn’t want to tinker with a winning formula, would they? And many people have already come forward to say that Apple’s user interface experience is second to none, so they must be doing something right from that aspect.

How many of you think that this piece of news is legit, or is it just another unconfirmed rumor that was hatched by folks who have nothing better to do? Or is this “Newton” the possible future revision of the current iPhone? So many questions are swirling about, and all it takes is an official announcement (although info leaks would help too) to make or break this piece of news. I hope to see it come true though, as that means we have one more device to play with – and that is always a good thing.

Source: Ars Technica

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Rumors rampant of more multiTouch Mac products » Coolest Gadgets Says: September 27, 2007 at 11:43 am

[…] Building off our previous post on the Apple Rumor Mill, the multi touch interface of the iPhone/iPod Touch has prompted one of the most interesting Apple Rumors to date heralding the return of the Newton. According to APPLE INSIDER, Cupertino may be currently developing a Newton 2 project with the goal of reinvigorating the comatose PDA market. This may be part be based on a comment that Steve Jobs made back in 2004 as part of the Wall Street Journal D: conference, where Jobs stated he was proud of not only the products Apple has released, but also those they haven’t, including an Apple PDA. […]

Latest Gadget Image Matrix » Coolest Gadgets Says: September 27, 2007 at 5:05 pm

[…] Rumor of Apple Newton surfaces […]

sweeneyowns Says: December 20, 2007 at 3:50 am

they should call it not apple newton 2, but the APPLE PI and pi as in the symbol…. the upgraded fancier version is the apple pi ala mode.

i thought it was a good idea

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