Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Feb 2013 09:04 UTC
Apple John Gruber illustrates the dangers of not having a clue about history: "The utter simplicity of the iOS home screen is Apple's innovation. It's the simplest, most obvious 'system' ever designed." Thanks for playing.
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RE[2]: Oh the dangers of History.
by bowkota on Wed 20th Feb 2013 09:50 UTC in reply to "RE: Oh the dangers of History."
bowkota
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That's a picture of the control panel of the Newton. This is what the Newton's home screen looked like:

I think it was kind of obvious that it was the control panel, it was in the url. You were disputing historical facts and credibility about design. You could very easily argue that the Legencary Palm OS Home Screen (TM) was influenced by the Newton.

However, you're still missing the point. Apple's iOS and home screen has had been a phenomenal success and has had great influence on the current mobile market. Both the iPhone and the iPad were laughed on when released.
Look were we are today.
Were Apple designers/engineers influenced by Palm in the process? I'm pretty damn sure they were.

Edited 2013-02-20 09:51 UTC

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