“Apple’s press releases all end with the phrase ‘Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh. Today, Apple is building a new platform, and applying lessons it learned from the 90s,” Daniel Eran writes for RoughlyDrafted.
“During that nearly forgotten epoch of upheaval and crisis, Apple tried to launch the Newton as a new platform, although its subsequent failure in the marketplace didn’t earn it a mention in Apple’s press release blurb,” Eran writes.
Eran writes, “The Newton wasn’t just a new gadget, it was intended to be a diverse platform. Like the Macintosh from the prior decade, the Newton started as one product, and intended to branch out into a range of systems.”
Full article here.
The article is about the future and what Apple can learn from the past, but we just can’t help imagining what things would be like today if the last Newton was the first Newton released by Apple (in other words, if Steve Jobs was running the company at the time, if the Newton was even developed, it would have been much more ready for its debut).
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