Apple may be the most powerful tech company today, but it went through a difficult period in the 90s. Without Steve Jobs at the helm, it was lost and tried entering every product category you can think of. Most of them failed commercially, though some have a legacy worth remembering.
Long before the iPhone, Apple made the Newton – a Personal Digital Assistant or PDA. These days you may hear “digital assistant” and think “Siri”, but PDAs were like smartphones, except without the phone part. In fact, the term “PDA” was coined by Apple CEO John Sculley.
The Newton was…