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Newton eMate Prototype

Apple often created clear case prototypes for its hardware, specifically to check for flaws in the plastic molding process. This particularly lovely example is a fully functional Newton eMate 300 prototype.

 

I recently obtained this device, along with a handful of other goodies, from Maurice Sharp … the infamous Dr Llama who was part of the Apple DTS (Developer Technical Support) department. You can read a bit more about Maurice’s adventures at Apple in the following threads gleaned from the NewtonTalk mailing list.

 

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Taken on March 21, 2010