Steve Jobs hated : to auction the first tablet created by Apple

The house US auction Bonhams has put on sale a prototype VideoPad 2, a device like video calls a 'tablet' developed by Apple bet

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The house US auction Bonhams has put on sale a prototype VideoPad 2, a device like video calls a 'tablet' developed by Apple between 1994 and 1995 that was never launched after being canceled in 1997 by its then CEO , Steve Jobs.

The first generation of the iPad, the 'Tablet' of Apple, was launched in 2010, but, before this, in the 1990s, the company worked on several models of devices similar to a video tablet together with the Newton company , within a family known as VideoPad.

One of these models , which were developed internally but they were never launched , is the VideoPad 2, which now house US auction Bonhams has put on sale within a set of technology items , as informed the house betting .

VideoPad 2 was developed between 1994 and 1995 in Cupertino (California ) , Apple's headquarters . It is a tablet with folding screen made of gray plastic and has dimensions of 180 x 232mm with a 33mm profile .

Apple's device has a card simulated memory socket and jack telephone line , which are complemented by a paper screen silver on the top and one for video, and two speakers on either side and a apparently camera to make video calls.

The auctioned prototype, which was purchased in California to an Apple engineer in 1999, is the sole survivor of VideoPad 2, a family of three models were developed between 1993 and 1995 when the company had John Sculley as CEO .

The VideoPad 1 and 3 were the only examples that were shown to the public, and were created from a conceptual sketch drawn by Sculley himself, after Apple desarrollase between 1993 and 1997, the Apple Newton Message Pad , one single tablet for messages . The new model , VideoPad differed precisely in the incorporation of the camera for calls.

In 1997 , Steve Jobs returned to Apple as the company abandoned There was manager in 1985 , and his arrival canceled development of VideoPad family and the Newton operating system with OS running family of products developed with this brand allegedly on the grounds that the technology was not yet mature enough .

Apple VideoPad 2 auction on November 3 in Los Angeles (United States) , for a starting price estimated between 8,000 and 12,000 dollars.

Updated Date: 08 November 2021, 03:10

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