Re: [NTLK] ROM upgrade for MP130

From: Mechcozmo (
Date: Sat Jun 11 2005 - 15:47:16 PDT

Keep in mind that Apple offered upgrades to get people to buy the 130.
 You would trade in your old Newton for the new 130. You had to pay
some, but that was the gist of it. The 120 was, IIRC, able to be
upgraded to 2.0 through this program... you may have gotten a 120 that
went through the program, so it says 130, but wasn't given the right

The 120 can run both 1.3 and 2.0... the 130 only 2.0... (according to

You have a really weird Newton then, an anomaly. Doesn't make it
worth any more thought.


> This is true for a 120, but not for a 130. The
> 130 was only sold with OS 2.0, and it doesn't work
> with an OS 1.3 ROM (although the ROM board fits
> physically). If you really have a 130 that says it
> is running OS 1.3, you have a MP120 in a MP130 case.

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