Apple needs to make Newton 2.0

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by Kinneas, Oct 5, 2006.

  1. Kinneas macrumors member

    Jul 29, 2006
    Waterloo, Ontario
    The Newton was a great idea and PDAs have really involved since then. I'm really suprised that they haven't gotten back into that market already. I can even picture how sexy it'd look with the glossy plastic they love to use. I'm sure it'd also come with a lot of interesting features.

    (I'm in no way saying that I've heard any rumours about anything planned by Apple)

    What would you love to see in Apple's iNewton? ;)
  2. psychofreak Retired


    May 16, 2006
    I'd like it so stay similar, and improve on it's good points; amazing battery life and handwritin recognition. I would like a voice recorder too. Leave the pics and video for the 'true' vPod
  3. kristiano macrumors regular

    Mar 19, 2005
    I would more or less say that the PDA is dead.

    I can see some of the Newton's features coming out in smartphone form in the much-rumored iPhone though.
  4. wmmk macrumors 68020


    Mar 28, 2006
    The Library.
    I'd have to disagree. It may have sort of evolved into the smartphone/ internet tablet, but i still see a lot of businesspeople walking around with blackberries and treos.
  5. mufflon macrumors 6502

    Sep 15, 2006

    Well I for one love handheld - really fun to use, powerful in the right hands (also larger than a mobile phone - great for my larger hands!), but the overall sales figures for handhelds at large has dropped due to increasing mobile phone functionality - people doesn't seem to be interested in having two devices - a handheld and a mobile phone - but rather just the one.
    I have a gut feeling that any future handheld killer will either have to utilise all what the ipod can offer as far as music and harddrives goes or have full mobile phone functionality (which incidently has been tried before) - people has varying needs, sorrowfully this has led to the demise of handhelds - atleast for now.
  6. pink-pony115 macrumors regular


    Jun 16, 2006
    those were the good ol' days.

    (when the newton was around)

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