Re: [NTLK] OS X's Inkwell, and the Newton Mini

From: Karel Jansens <>
Date: Wed Jul 11 2007 - 12:26:42 EDT

Martin Joseph wrote:
> On Jul 10, 2007, at 11:46 AM, John Derbyshire wrote:
>> As the iPhone's OS is an OS X variant might it be possible for some
>> clever soul to allow it to use OS X's Inkwell? Presumably this would
>> involve using the iPhone's screen as a graphic tablet screen? Result,
>> iPhone's the Newton Mini.
> The OSX on the iphone is kind of in name only as far as we can tell.
> The processor is an ARM, and the development tools for the iphone are
> not available. So, no there is no inkwell. Even if inkwell was
> there, it hardly makes OSX a newton. No gesture recognition and the
> wrong interface make this kind of lame in my experience (on OSX).

Also, you apparently can't use a stylus on the iPhone's (<spit!>)
screen, so what's the point? (pun not intended but damn! it's a good'un).

Karel Jansens
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