PDAs and Apple

Discussion in 'Hardware Rumors' started by arn, Apr 13, 2001.

  1. arn
    macrumors god


    Staff Member

    Apr 9, 2001

    I was a big fan of the Newton...

    I really wish Apple would have a PDA plan. The biggest problem of the Newton was that it was a completely independant product.

    Apple's all about solutions... They make the hardware, they make the OS. As a result it integrates _well_. It's been one of the big advantages of Apple.

    Apple needs to leverage this. A Apple PDA designed to complement the desktop machine would be ideal. Sell Macs with PDA's as a option. Don't make them an afterthought...

    in my opinion...
  2. macrumors 68020

    Apr 14, 2001
    Fukuoka, Japan
    too much

    Apple doesn't have the resources to develop a PDA right now. It struggles to survive, because everything depends on the success of OS X. All efforts are focused there.
    It makes much more sense to support Palms and other PDAs that are the most successful on the market as it does right now (the synchronising app is built in OS 9).
    Maybe someday a special iMac-colored palm with eventually be available.
  3. macrumors newbie

    Apr 11, 2001
    Oh of course

    What about the "fake" iPhone is that what you'd want?

    Obviously Apple has more time then you think and perhaps they are working on new things like the iPhone all the time and maybe it wont be long before they release something that will give us all a shock even the Pentium lovers... :eek:

    [Edited by Anton Szandor LaVey on 04-16-2001 at 09:16 AM]
  4. macrumors newbie

    Apr 14, 2001
    oh the pda

    why not a pda? sure cupertino is zeroing on X right now and the foreseeable future but they got a $1billion+ in cash and they're hiring (mostly to port to OS X, tho). maybe an apple pda is pie in the sky but it'd be cool.
  5. macrumors 68040

    Feb 24, 2001
  6. macrumors newbie

    Apr 14, 2001
  7. macrumors newbie

    Apr 20, 2001
    After the newton died I tried palm and wince and Pocket PC but I came back to the newton.
    Definitely nothing comes close to the newton speed screen size etc. Of course I would like to have a color screen but the devices that has it are no competition to the newton, not even the ipaq.

    I think Apple has a very good opportunity if releases a PDA smaller than the newton but larger than the Palm. color TFT screen 64 MB RAM with Palm OS (on steroids somehow!) taking advantage of the Newton OS (somehow).

    Everytime I show my newton at the University everybody is amazed (specially Palm users).

    I hope Apple releases a PDA soon or at least a smaller ibook (2400 size) with Handwriting recognition like the clio (www.clio.com).

  8. macrumors regular

    Apr 18, 2001

    Apple will probably not release any PDAs anytime soon. :(

    I think they would be cool but Apple thinks different!


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