[NTLK] Clear developer's Newton 110 pops up on eBay | MacNN

James Fraser wheresthatistanbul-newtontalk at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 22 22:14:27 EST 2013


--- On Tue, 1/22/13, Joel M. Sciamma <joel at inventors-emporium.co.uk> wrote:

> Still in circulation:
> >http://www.macnn.com/articles/13/01/21/less.than.400.of.the.clear.newton.were.made/

I'm curious as to where the author of the story got this:

>Less than 400 units were produced.

...number from.  

I say this because the person selling it initially described it as a "protoype," then updated the listing with this information:

> NOTE: As an amendment to this listing, I have had several emails from 
> serious Apple collectors who have informed me that this may not be a 
> prototype, but rather an extremely limited production model given to 
> developers at an Apple conference.  They say this is still a very unusual > item and highly collectible (I've been watching for another one to pop up > on eBay for years with no results).  I received conflicting estimates as > to how many were actually produced; the lowest I was told was 150, the 
> highest only 1200.  

I'm not saying the MacNN writer (the story is attributed to "staff") is necessarily wrong.  I'm only wondering how/where they obtained that "less than 400" figure. 


James Fraser

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