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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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henderson101
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'extras' folder - which contained a bunch of utilities like a calculator and such.


And all other third party apps. The NewtonOS also categorised those apps (you could go in and choose which category they lived under), which PamlOS didn't do till PalmOS 3.0.

Yes, the eMate opened the drawer by default. This was after the success of the original Pilot.


Well, maybe the cynic in me sees the Palm Pilot and thinks "clever Palm, they took the Extra's folder idea from the Newton and ran with it - good on them." Because that is an absolutely valid angle to take. Just because you want to support your premise by dismissing a completely valid prior implementation (and no one here is claiming Apple invented that design, just that they used it before Palm) I think you're being very short sighted. For any user (e.g. me) who owned a Newton and *didn't* want to use the Notepad, the extras folder/app drawer was KEY to using the device, no matter what you claim to the contrary.

Edited 2013-02-20 13:07 UTC

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