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11 Years Later - A Newton Reincarnation?!

Apple's Jobs probed over Newton reincarnation

By AppleInsider Staff
Published: 10:00 AM EST 04 Mar 2008

Apple chief executive Steve Jobs was reportedly none too thrilled earlier this year when he sat down for an interview with a reporter who posed a question about the company's skunkworks operation to produce a modern day Newton tablet rather than chat about the MacBook Air.

"At Macworld, when I asked Mr. Jobs about the idea of an iPod Touch in a larger 'Safari Pad' format, he snapped at me, 'I can't talk about unannounced products,'" writes the New York Times' John Markoff. "Intriguing."

In fact, Markoff claims that Apple's multi-touch technology was conceived as part of a "note-pad" sized project run by the company's then head of Macintosh hardware Tim Bucher, and that it was internally referred to as "Safari Pad." Implementing multi-touch as part of revolutionary cell phone came later, he suggests.

The report by Markoff and reaction by Jobs serve only to bolster claims laid out by AppleInsider last September in its report regarding a modern day reincarnation of the Newton MessagePad, reminiscent of a larger iPod touch, yet far more capable.

In his column in the Times this week, Markoff speculates that the long rumored device may be Apple's answer to Amazon's Kindle eBook reader given Jobs' blatant criticism of the product and its ability to succeed.

"A familiar Jobsian strategy is to denigrate an entire category -- he did this with cellphones, for example -- before reinventing it with Apple panache," he wrote.

For its part, AppleInsider believes that Apple's ambitions for the project go far and beyond a digital book reader.


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No. 3.2.842
Last update to database:
Mon Dec 22 15:37:04 1997

Apple Discontinues Development of Newton OS
CUPERTINO, California--Feb. 27, 1998--Apple Computer, Inc. today announced it will discontinue further development of the Newton operating system and Newton OS-based products, including the MessagePad 2100 and eMate 300.

Have web pages like The Wall Street Journal, CNN Interactive, The NY Times and other popular information sources ready and waiting for you each and every morning with WebXpress! Retrieve sports news, weather reports, technology updates, medical news, stock reports, you name it! WebXpress, delivering the Web to You.

LunaSuite LunaSuite adds Internet connectivity to the Newton, including MIME email, web browsing and ftp. LunaSuite tries to offer as much of the functionality you expect in the Newton platform. Currently in public beta testing.

HyperNewt 2.0 is a revolutionary new way to create and organize data on your Newton. HyperNewt allows data to be organized around meaningful relations. HyperNewt is more than a Notepad replacement or a hierarchical filing system -- it is the new interface to organizing on your Newton. Implementing a hierarchical filing system, HyperNewt lets users create any number of folders and subfolders to store notes, checklists, outlines, and other notepad stationery, in a cleaner and more efficient manner. Users can drag and drop items and folders to other locations, create aliases, and keep track of recently visited items and folders.

Tempest Productions
Couch Fire

A Guide to What's on TV
From your arm chair, quickly find your favorite shows using your Newton PDA. Couch Fire for Newton is a TV programming guide that includes accurate, weekly updates via email. Couch Fire combines the feel of a paper guide with the smarts of a computer. Its auto-updating TV grid and search tools make it easier to use and more powerful.

What's Right With The Newton
Newton evangelist, Bryan Oakley, presents a series of articles about the Newton.

Newt News
A weekly freeware newsletter that focuses on the Apple Newton and related technologies.

Catamount Software
Hardy Macia's software shop in Grand Isle, Vermont is one of the software companies building the software we want.

KISS Luna Solar System
The Luna Solar System

Using "flexible amorphous silicon" solar panels, the KISS Solar System - Luna supplies all the power that you'll ever need for your Newton

NS BASIC is a full implementation of the BASIC programming language for the Newton family. It allows rapid development of applications directly on the Newton, without needing the Newton Toolkit or a host system.

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  • accelerators
    Newton accelerators -- Make your Newton zoom!
  • accessories
  • astronomy
    Look! Up in the sky! It's a...
  • aviation
    Aviation packages (see also gps)
  • backdrops and workspaces
    save heap space and make your Newton more productive
  • barcode
    barcode hardware and software solutions
  • cables
    how to make serial cables for the Newton
  • calculators
    business and scientific calculator packages
  • chemistry
    periodic table
  • communications
    lots of communications solutions for the Newton!
    • hardware
      communications hardware for the Newton
    • software
      a myriad of communications solutions -- connect to AOL, Compuserve, Internet accounts, wireless Email, paging services, PCs, Macs, UNIX-systems, and other Newtons!.
    • TCP/IP
      NIE (Newton Internet Enabler), the TCP/IP stack for the Newton, Web browsers, newsreaders, etc.
  • construction industry
    Newton packages for the construction industry -- Cost estimating, sketching, measuring, etc.
  • contact management and organizers
    Action Names, Act!, MoreInfo, Notion, Now Synchronize, and Up-to-Date.
  • data collection
    packages to build forms and gather data (also see newtons at work)
  • database
    Flash-Date, Leverage, and NewtDB
  • dictionaries and translators
    the Amigo English-to-Spanish translator
  • drawing
    drawing packages
  • dreaming
    some folks' idea about what the future of the Newton may look like
  • e-books
    electronic books
  • easter eggs
    find those odd easter eggs on your Newton -- Rosetta, Area 51, Solar Eclipses...
  • fax
    custom fax cover sheets
  • film
    film and video cinematography tool packages for the Newton
  • financial
    Bills-to-Pay, Gulliver, Out of Pocket, and PocketMoney
  • fonts
    additional fonts
  • games
    lots of interesting and fun games!
  • genealogy
    package to track your heritage
  • GPS
    Global Positioning Satellite and navigation hardware and software solutions
  • graphics
    Converting and transfering images to your Newton
  • handwriting recognition (HWR)
    FreeStyle,Gesture Mosaic and Hardy Macia's handwriting tips
  • home inventory
    packages to record your home inventory
  • keyboards
    virtual keyboards (see the accessories/keyboards section for physical keyboards)
  • links
    links to other Newton sites AMUG, NewtNews, The Ultimate Newton
  • lists
    Email lists about the Newton
  • locale
    localization for the Newton -- Newtons in different languages or character sets.
  • magazines and e-zines
    printed and electronic magazines
  • maps
    Disney maps
  • medical applications
    one of the most popular uses for the Newton
  • memory
    PCMCIA Flash memory and SRAM cards for the Newton
  • MP2000 and Emate
    packages specifically written for the MP2000 or EMate
  • multimedia
    multimedia packages for the Newton
  • music
    Music-related Newton software.
  • newsgroups
    USENET newsgroups for the Newton
  • Newton user groups
    Newton User Groups around the world
  • Newtons at work
    stories about different day-to-day uses of Newtons
  • PC utilities
    don't feel left out because you have a PC instead of a Mac -- There are all kinds of utilities that allow the Newton to work fine with PCs.
  • power
    power, including solar power, and power management packages
  • programming
    programming and scripting languages
  • project management
    project managements packages for the Newton
  • religion
    Gimme that ol' time religion!
  • reviews
    reviews about Newtons and Newton-related hardware and software
  • sales tools
    various Newton packages for sales people
  • security
    various encryption and password programs
  • software companies
    the folks who write the stuff we want
  • sound
    recording and sound packages for the newton
  • sports
    Cricket and Tennis scoring packages and sports schedules in book formats
  • spreadsheets
    spreadsheets, including Excel-compatible spreadsheets
  • stationery
    different versions of stationery
  • stores and mail-order
    Newton Source, ClubPDA, PDA Direct and more!
  • television
    Couch potatoes with Newtons -- Remote controls and programming guides
  • time
    time management, time tracking, and alarm software
  • tutorials and guides
    how to use this stuff
  • utilities
    miscellaneous utilities that didn't fit elsewhere
  • video
    video adapters for the Newton!
  • weather
    weather information on your Newton?
  • word processing
    ProofRead -- search and replace functions.

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