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Former Apple CEO describes how the Newton launched the mobile CPU industry

0. phoneArena 01 Oct 2012, 14:42 posted on

In a new video discussion John Sculley talks about how Apple's work on the failed Newton PDA helped to create the hardware that has enabled the modern mobile computing revolution...

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posted on 01 Oct 2012, 14:45 15

1. Pings (Posts: 301; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


They were not the 1st to do this...

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 14:47 15

2. Droiddoes (unregistered)


When has apple ever been the first to do anything? Christ, they even stole the idea of abusing the patent system from Edison.

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 18:15 2

10. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6674; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


the line says WORKED WITH they NEVER CREATED SUCH A THING by them selves

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 19:24 1

12. Droiddoes (unregistered)


They never do, they just copy, patent, and sue. F*cking pathetic.

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 15:02 4

3. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)


and it still does not make me feel good about apple. not because i love google/android but because of the things apple has been doing. they are in the tech business only for money not for the love of tech. only guy i like at apple is Woz. i really hate this company.

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 15:29 1

5. AppleConspiracy (Posts: 636; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Companies are not persons. And all of them are doing it for the money. It's just that someone who is loser in the game always seems to be "not interested for the money, just for the love of tech and users".

Time to wake up, guys.

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 16:02 2

7. Pings (Posts: 301; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


"Companies are not persons" I though they are now. Aren't they, don't they have rights now too?

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 17:07

8. AppleConspiracy (Posts: 636; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Capitalism is a system that supports companies and other infrastructural institutions that play the role of a machine, and therefore a human person is not relevant, only a system resource just like trees and oil. However it's still fact that companies are not persons, so we cannot treat them as "evil" or "good". Their choice of politics is not choice of one person nor it is reducable to sum of all persons involved, although media and mass perception always tend to project human behaviour to something non-human.

For instance, Samsung is a mega-corporation that is run by greedy rich family deeply structured as mafia, however this is not how Samsung is presented. Rather we think that Samsung is a good guy that develops technology for us so we can have ever more pleasant lives. On the other side, Apple is a greedy monster that only want to punish others.

This antropomorphization process we must abandon in our minds, and realize it's all about the Machine.

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 19:16

15. Jonathan41 (Posts: 532; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)


Corporations have a lobbied there way to have the same rights of people. That's fine understand that companies do things for money but, there should be standards. I believe that Apple crosses those standards therefore, I dislike them. Misleading and taking advantage of people and the system for your own gain is always wrong no matter what but, it also happens to be a great way to make money. By nature Corporations may make unethical decisions to make money but, that does not mean that I have like them and think "Oh, it's fine because, they're just doing it for the money". I'm awake, are you?

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 15:29 1

4. Aeires (unregistered)


Could have been a huge device, but not priced at $1000 each (at that time even).

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 15:30 8

6. ilia1986 (unregistered)


We should be thankful Apple didn't patent the processor back then..

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 17:42 2

9. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


Stephen Elop will be the next this guy .Failure

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 18:32

11. jroc74 (Posts: 5192; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


No no no no.....

According to Apple, iPhone, iPad fanboys...if it sucked...it doesnt count or didnt matter. The Newton was a flop. I never really hear this come up in debates...and I'm surprised it doesnt. It would strengthen their arguments about Apple being the first at things.

But...like it was mentioned....Apple wasnt the first to do this. And after Palm jumped in the ring....the PDA market took off. I will give Apple credit for doing the Newton tho.

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 22:03

13. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


it might be a great device..

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 11:21

14. CheerfulCharlie (Posts: 13; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)


I fully agree that it was the beginning of the Apple legacy. The iPhone 5 is Just As Good, in Every Way.

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 08:35

16. jroc74 (Posts: 5192; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


I dont see the usual suspects in this type of article....probably because the only thing they know about Apple is the iPhone, iPad and iPod.

Whats funny is certain folks like to talk about how popular and how many ppl bought/buys iDevices and how we need to thank Apple for smartphones today. The Newton was a huuuuuuge flop. Palm came along and did what Apple couldnt.

So who do we really give credit to? IMO if the Newton was done before anything from Palm, I say lets give Apple credit , even tho it was a huuuuge flop.

Sometimes, it doesnt have to sell well, or be popular to have an impact, get credit. I say this for the folks that try to downplay, dismiss the LG Prada.

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