March 22nd, 2010
Grant Hutchinson (aka, splorp) posted a nice shot of the prototype, clear-plastic Newton eMate 300. He’s been on a roll lately, sharing photos of his Batman and Cadillac prototypes.
Sonny Hung has a bunch of clear-case Newton pics up on his Flickr, too. And then there’s the mythic orange eMate – with extra Vitamin C.
Check out our interview with Grant from a few weeks back at The hello Show.
[Photo used via Creative Commons, via Grant Hutchinson.]
February 18th, 2010
Jim Abeles posted a few photos of the prototype (and highly elusive) orange eMate 300.
According to Abeles, who is chief executive officer at Pre1 Software,
This came from a GUI designer for the eMate who said it was shown to developers at the 1996 MacWorld. Apparently it was the first time Apple used “stereo lithography” to prototype a product. Jonathan Ives saw it in use in Amsterdam and was inspired to try it. Three pieces were made; the top, bottom and pen.
Apple was toying around with other eMate colors – and business-grade models. It could be that the translucent plastic and candy coating inspired the iMac and iBook G3 varieties.
He’s got a bunch of other great classic Apple hardware shots, with some more Newton prototypes like the Lizzy, at his Flickr gallery. I remember him getting some buzz for his prototype iPhone pics a while back.
[Via Morgan Aldridge.]
January 28th, 2010
“People want to know what I think about the iPad. I think I’ll keep using my Newton. I also think I’ll pour myself a scotch.”
- Grant Hutchinson, who has posted some great prototype Newton photos over the week.
January 18th, 2010
One of the prototype “Batmobile” Newtons. See the full version here.
The pic got some Gizmodo love yesterday.
And Splorp's Twitter.]