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Newton OSNewton OS

One of the first pen-based GUI for PDAs.

Available from 1993 to 1997. Developed by Apple Link points to external site.

Timeline
1992 Newton prototype is shown at Consumer Electronics Show in Chicago
1993 Newton OS 1.0
1996 Newton OS 2.0
1997 Apple spins off Newton, Inc. as an independent subsidiary
Apple pulls the Newton subsidiary back
1998 Apple discontinues Newton OS and Newton devices
Detailed timeline

Articles
“Sony releases Magic Cap device” from Byte 1994

Videos
Welcome to Newton from Apple from 1994

More information
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Screenshots

This GUI is not yet fully documented at GUIdebook, but here are some initial screenshots:

Dates in Newton OS 2.0
Dates in Newton OS 2.0

More screenshots can also be found in the ads, the articles or the book excerpts.

More screenshots

Ads
6 magazine ads, including:


An advertisement of Newton MessagePad 2000 with Newton OS 2.1

A one-page advertisement of Newton MessagePad 130

An advertisement of Newton MessagePad 120 with Newton OS 2.0

An advertisement of Newton MessagePad 130 with Newton OS 2.0
More ads

Books

“Insanely great”

“Designing Visual Interfaces”

“Defying gravity”

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