Apple Ships Newton Connection Kit for Windows
Las Vegas, Nevada -- November 15, 1993 -- Apple Computer, Inc. today announced that it will begin shipping the Newton Connection kit for Windows v 1.00 in the United States on November 22, 1993. The Newton Connection kit for Windows enables Newton users to conveniently exchange information between a Newton device and millions of Windows-based personal computers.
With the kit, users can connect their Newton device to a Windows-based PC in order to create, view, edit, synchronize, and back up their Newton information. The kit includes a complementary set of Newton applications for Windows-based PCs. These applications allow users to easily create or modify their Newton information on Windows-based PCs. Apple's "Smart Synchronization" technology enables information to be synchronized and updated automatically between Windows-based PCs and the Newton device when the two are connected.
With the arrival of Newton Connection for Windows v 1.00, the Newton platform makes a strong debut in the Windows world. The Newton's powerful RISC processor makes the Newton highly appropriate for the Windows environment. The Windows version of the Newton Connection kit was designed jointly by Apple Computer and Traveling Software of Bothell (WA).
Apple introduced Newton Connection for the Macintosh v 1.00 in the United States in September 1993, and is planning to release v 2.00 for the Macintosh in the United States before Christmas 1993. Once Newton Connection for Windows v 2.00 becomes available in the United States early in 1994, subsequent versions of Newton Connection for the Windows and Macintosh platforms will be released simultaneously, underlining Newton's commitment to the Windows/DOS world.
Apple will offer all registered purchasers of Newton Connection for Windows v 1.00 a free upgrade to Newton Connection for Windows v 2.00. Newton Connection for Windows v 1.00 is expected to be available in computer retailers, campus resellers, consumer electronics stores and K-12 institutions across the United States. The Apple price for the Newton Connection kit for Windows v 1.00 is expected to be US$165.00.
Facts About Newton Connection for Windows
Newton Connection for Windows v 1.0 incorporates functionality similar to that of Newton Connection for Macintosh v 1.0, which shipped throughout the United States in September 1993.
The Newton Connection kit for Windows automatically creates a back up version of Newton information on the hard disk of a PC for safekeeping. In addition, it tracks previously synchronized information which may have been deleted on the Newton device, and automatically stores it in an archive file. Using Newton Connection, users can employ their Windows PCs to install optional packages such as system updates and applications on their Newton MessagePad.
The Newton Connection kit for Windows v 2.00 (formerly known as Newton Connection Pro) is expected to be available early in 1994. Newton Connection for Windows v 2.00 will allow users to synchronize and share information between existing Windows applications and Newton applications, and will enable MessagePad informatio--notes, letters, name-cards, to-do lists and appointments--to be shared with common Windows personal information management (PIM), word-processing, spreadsheet and database applications. Newton Connection for Windows v 2.0 will enable users to access and edit MessagePad information using common Windows applications.
Apple is also developing a Windows version of its Newton Toolkit developer system in order to make it simple for developers to work in the Windows environment. More detailed announcements will be made at the Newton Developer Conference in Santa Clara, California on December 7-8, 1993.
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