NTLK Y2K. Uh oh...well...maybe

From: Gary Moody (gmoody@hotmail.com)
Date: Tue Dec 21 1999 - 14:36:12 EST

Hi Loren,

I guess no one actually drilled down into the pages that Ms.Gold at Apple
provided the URL for.

On the URL given (http://www.apple.com/about/year2000/), click on the
hardware button, which takes you to

Under the Discontinued Hardware Products section is this entry:

         Newton and eMate

         Newton and eMate products will continue to operate
         correctly in the year 2000, as will the Newton
         Connection Utilities.

By clicking on the "Newton and eMate" link, you go to
http://www.apple.com/about/year2000/y2khwtests.html#newton which gives the

Newton and eMate
         Original MessagePad Compliant
         Newton 100 Compliant
         Newton 110 Compliant
         Newton 120 Compliant
         Newton 130 Compliant
         eMate 300 Compliant
         Newton 2000 Compliant
         Newton 2100 Compliant
         Macintosh Connectivity Will Not Test*
         Windows Connectivity Will Not Test*
         Newton keyboard Compliant
         Newton PCMCIA Compliant
         Apple Newton Fax Modem Compliant
         Newton Recharger Station Compliant
* - based on the statement made on
http://www.apple.com/about/year2000/y2khw.html - "as will the Newton
Connection Utilities", I assume that they are referring to older versions of
Mac and Windows Connectivity software, like NCK, etc.

So, to answer the question of whether or not the Newton Connection Utilities
(and the Newton 2100) will work properly after the year 2000 rollover, Apple
has tested and said "Yes", it *will* work properly after the year 2000



----Original Message Follows----
From: Loren Finkelstein <Loren@Finkelstein.Net>
To: Newtontalk <newtontalk@planetnewton.com>
Subject: NTLK T2K. Uh oh.
Date: Tue, 21 Dec 1999 09:41:27 -0500

I got this from NYCDAUG (New York City Digital Assistant User Group). Can
Apple legally do this? I know they can stop supporting older versions of
their software and force you to upgrade, but can they refuse to maintain the
most recent version of a product?


>Got this info after I eMailed Apple (as they suggested if you needed more
>info on their software.) I had read something in MacInTouch about Newt
>software specifically NOT being mentioned in the tech info testing pages
>for Y2k...
>"Apple recommends that you assume any product that has not been tested is
>"not-compliant" and take appropriate actions to assess and remediate your
>computing environment..."
>Subject: Re: Y2k and Newton Connection Utilities
>Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 14:44:53 -0800
>From: Sue Gold <salesy2k@apple.com>
> >Dear Apple Computer:
> >Can you tell me if the Newton Connection Utilities (and the Newton
> >will work properly after the year 2000 rollover?
> >I didn't see any information on that on the Y2k web page.
> >ken
>Mr. Spencer,
>Apple will not test the Newton or the Newton Connection Utilities. The
>Year 2000 testing that Apple has performed has focused on the products
>that are most likely to be in active use by the majority of Apple's
>customers in the consumer, design and publishing, and education markets.
>This includes Apple's currently released hardware and software products
>and many older versions of our software products that have a significant
>installed base. The products are listed here on the Apple and the Year
>2000 web site. Apple is not planning to test any additional products
>beyond those identified on the web site at
><http://www.apple.com/about/year2000/>. While many products that are not
>tested will work beyond the Year 2000 using 4-digit years, Apple
>recommends that you assume any product that has not been tested is
>"not-compliant" and take appropriate actions to assess and remediate your
>computing environment.
>Let me know if I can be of additional help.
>Sue Gold
>Apple Computer
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