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TECHDAY 3 August Apple “fell” on Newton

On this TECHDAY in history, in 1993, Apple released the Newton MessagePad to the market. It was one of the world’s PDA (Personal Digital Assistant) devices, and the product from which this term originated. It didn’t succeed commercially but it introduced innovations, such as handwriting recognition and the ARM processor architecture. In general, the Newton paved the way for future PDA designs, including Apple’s own iPhone and iPad.


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