It may have been lost on some, but Apple’s release of the iPod Touch brings a close to one of the longest running rumors in Apple’s history… the return of Newton.
Oh, we knew it was coming when they released the iPhone… but the iPod Touch is essentially Apple’s return to the PDA market and effectively ends future Apple PDA rumors.
iPod Touch is based on Apple’s new Touch OS X platform which we first saw with the iPhone. It’s OS X at its core, driven by a multi-touch screen. I think its inevitable that an official SDK will be released. I am excited to see where Apple takes this new platform.
Of course, this will only add fuel to the fire of Apple Tablet rumors….