An Ad For Apple's Original Tablet, the Newton

The Newton might be in the valley between an iPhone and Apple's upcoming tablet, but it's essentially Apple's first stab at the form factor. And here's how they promoted it.


Setting aside the '90s taint on the ad, it's strange to see how much Apple pumped the faxing angle on the Newton in its subsequent TV spots, which we'll be revisiting soon.


I mean no disrespect to the Newton loving masses of Gizmodo, but wasn't it "just" a large monochrome PDA? Perhaps the Newton is the first tablet much like the etch-a-sketch was the first flat screen TV? Sorry, I am excited about seeing the new Apple whatever-it-will-be-called-thingy-ma-bobber, but it seems humorous that we would consider the Newton their beta version.