News.com heeft een nieuwsartikel gepost over een nieuwe Apple Palm handheld. De Newton krijgt een opvolger?
Apple continues to ponder coming out with multicolored Palm handhelds under its own name, although the project has been put on the back burner to ensure that its new consumer portable gets out the door.
Prototypes of a handheld organizer, which use 3Com's Palm operating system, have been spotted around the company's Cupertino, California, headquarters, said sources close to the company. Like the iMac, the Palm-based devices, if released, would come in a variety of colors and be marketed under the Apple brand.
For 3Com, the deal has precedent: Palm Computing makes an organizer that has IBM's name on it. For Apple, the move signals an ongoing interest in a market it pioneered, then abandoned in 1997 with the cancellation of the Newton handheld computer. Because the development is largely controlled by Palm, a Palm licensing strategy presents far less risk for Apple. [break]Verderop in het artikel staat ook nog wat info over nieuwe iMac's, die in de herfst op de markt geplant zullen worden:[/break] Meanwhile, the company is also readying a new generation of iMacs for release in the fall.
These new machines are expected to continue the iMac design tradition, but will be revised to allow for easier access to the computer's innards, like the newest versions of the Power Mac G3 systems have, sources said. The system is expected to provide other new features such as a larger screen. A new generation of desktops would also fit in with Apple's commitment to refresh the product line annually--the iMac hit the store shelves in August of 1998.