Rumor: Apple Newton making a comeback?

Sep 26, 2007
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Rumor: Apple Newton making a comeback?

Do you remember that little PDA that might have been attractive back in the day, but now would be considered sin’s uglier cousin? Well it appears with the advent of the iPhone and iPod Touch, and their successes, Apple is considering having another go at the whole PDA thing.

In 2004 Steve hinted at a PDA project that Apple had scrapped just before it went to market. Now there have been reports of two teams working at infinite loop, with the two goals occasionally coming to an intersection. Those two teams would the the Apple iPhone/iPod Touch team and the Apple PDA team.


Apparently the PDA is about 1.5 times the size of the iPhone, and I don’t think they were referring to depth, and it even has the entire front surface covered in a larger, higher resolution, multi-touch touchscreen. Really it just looks like a much bigger iPod Touch. Obviously it would have more functionality, and apparently they are even working on more functions for the touchscreen including drag and drop and copy and paste. Word on the street is we could see it some time in the first half of next year, maybe even as soon as MacWorld.

Up next for Apple: the return of the Newton [via appleinsider]


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