“Rumor sites have long been atwitter about Apple resurrecting the Newton MessagePad. While officially dead for nearly a decade, those rumors got a boost this year when Steve Jobs rolled out the iPhone as a combination ‘mobile phone, iPod, and breakthrough Internet device,'”‘ Daniel Eran Dilger writes for RoughlyDrafted. “The iPhone first appeared to be Jobs’ version of the Newton, but after the iPod Touch revealed Apple’s long term plans for targeting a wider range of devices, the idea of a tablet assistant gained new credence as a realistic possibility. What does Apple’s past reveal about its future?”
Dilger explores whether Apple CEO Steve Jobs really is “anti-Newton” as some has surmised, the history of the Newton, the many reasons why Jobs killed the Newton, Newton’s offspring (iPod and iPhone) and the future possibilities in his full article here.