“Recently, at an SFTA event held at Citrix HQ, former Apple CEO John Sculley talked about the origins of the Newton and the ARM processor, which was a joint venture between Apple, Acorn Computers and VLSI,” Panzarino reports. “The ARM6 was used as the processor for the first Newton MessagePad, as Apple needed a more power efficient CPU for its portable.”
Panzarino reports, “To give you an idea of how important the ARM project was — the iPhone you’re holding still uses a derivative of the ARM core designed for the Newton.”
More info and video of Sculley in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers "Fred Mertz" and "Dan K." for the heads up.]