Newton OS is an operating system that was designed and developed by Apple in 1993 alongside Apple’s Newton PDAs. This Operating Software has been released on August 3, 1993, and was preinstalled on currently sold Newton MessagePad and eMate.
This specific software was written entirely in C++ and was trimmed to be low power consuming and use the available memory efficiently. Many applications were preinstalled in the device ROM to start up quickly and save RAM and flash memory storage.
Newton OS features a new user interface, handwriting recognition system, drawers, and animations. Newton OS came with basic software including the Works app, Notes app, Dates app, Names app, Formulas app, Calculator app, clock app, and Book Reader app.
Today Newton OS is 29 years old!
Newton OS General Information
|Released||August 3, 1993|
|System Requirements||Apple Newton MessagePad or later |
|Newton OS 1.0||August 3, 1993|
|Newton OS 1.1||October 30, 1993|
|Newton OS 1.2||Unknown|
|Newton OS 1.3||March 4, 1994|
|Newton OS 2.0||March 14, 1996|
|Newton OS 2.1||March 21, 1997|