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    Arrow New Newton? *yes please*

    I found this little article a a couple days ago

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    As far as I know Apple's Newton staff was never fired, and this would be the perfect time for them to make a new newton. The iPod craze will get ppl to buy the im guessin around $300-400 newton b/c it will replace whatever is the high end iPod. I personally would love a new newton running a chopped version of OSX. I would like it to look something like the attached pic. Im wonderin what you guys would want it to be able to do/ cool features etc. Ill start us off:

    Bluetooth
    80211. whatever letters are out
    A 40-60 gig HD
    Able to run iTunes, iPhoto, Quicktime, and some other pgrams at regular speeds
    Built in TV tuner
    Light up keyboard (like in the powerbooks)
    A min of 13 hour batt life
    Good use of Inkwell
    GPS
    Firewire connections
    An awesome screen
    Good microphone
    Built in scanner?
    Speakers
    And It has to look sweet (not that we have to worry, i mean this is apple were talkin about)
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    Lol that would be better than my Powerbook...

    EDIT: But no function keys! No Expose!!
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    I think iPod Video will be more likely rather than a Newton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by padishahemperor
    I think iPod Video will be more likely rather than a Newton.
    Yeah, and we all know Steve's view on the video player...

    I'd love a newton but not if it was called 'iNewt'... that's just creepy. I'd rename it to Burty or something.
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    I a new Newton (or similar) comes, it will include the newest input system, no keyboard or pen.
    My current machine is an iMac Core 2 Duo 2.16 GHz 24" and a MacBook Pro 13" with MacOS X 10.6. My oldest Apple was born in 1977.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chevy
    I a new Newton (or similar) comes, it will include the newest input system, no keyboard or pen.
    I wouldn't bother with something without a keyboard, it's a necessity for me. I'd like to see either a iPod with TV recording and video playback like the Archos or a system like the OQO or Zaurus C3000 with Mac OSX.
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    I doubt it. Apple has repeatedly said no PDA, Steve Jobs hates the Newton (although he disliked flash MP3 players...). I remember very recently in an article Phil Schiller saying something about no PDA.

    I could see maybe a smaller, lighter, less featured laptop, but I doubt it. Apple delivers products that people want.

    If they do anything like this, you think it'll be cheap? Look at the iPod, yea it's a success, but it's limited on what it can do. Add in a touch screen and/or keyboard, wireless, and you've got another $100. I would bet if they released anything it'd be $400 minimum. For a PDA, that's expensive. For a sub-notebook, that's too weak unless they use some crazy new version of the G3 made by IBM. But I just don't see it happening.

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    I'll bet three Rice Krispies and a banana that they will will bring a more featured video capable device under the iPod brand that will sync with iTunes.

 

 
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