Newton Glossary

An almost definitive guide to Newton-related terms and trivia.


An internal project at Apple which combined a keyboard and screen cover for a MessagePad 2000 or MessagePad 2100 device.

There were reportedly two versions of the Frankenbuckey, also referred to as an “Integrated Accessories Investigation” by the third-party industrial design firm working with Apple. One was an enclosure with a built-in keyboard that held the Newton device and the other design replaced the standard screen cover with one that integrated a keyboard.

Newton Integrated Accessories Investigation

Additional Information

Internet Archive: Apple Newton PDA Product Developments


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