The Newton and What Could Have Been

Image from 9to5 Mac

All of us nerds are enjoying the appearance of the alternate timeline Apple Newton in season 3 of For All Mankind. Filipe Espósito chased down the details at 9to5 Mac. It turns out they just made a Newton-ish case to go over the top of an iPhone 12 Pro Max.

If you’re curious about the Newton, Stephen Hackett, unsurprisingly, has the details. I actually feel like the Newton was a lot closer to its original vision right before Steve Jobs gave it the ax on his return. Granted, Apple was on the ropes and had to get extremely focused at the time and you can’t really argue with the results.

Either way, the Newton, and the idea of the Newton influenced a lot of our thinking on the future portable devices and it will always have a warm place in my heart. It’s nice to see it flourishing in an alternative fictional timeline.

Also, seeing that adorable rainbow logo made me want Apple to bring it back even more.