iTunes 3 excluded
The Newton iTunes plug-in does not include a copy of the recent iTunes
application. In fact, it will only work with iTunes 1&2, which
you will have to download separately! iTunes is a Mac user must have.
It sorts, shuffles, plays, imports, exports, burns, slices and dices
MP3's and other audio file types. If you don't have iTunes yet, get
it from the official iTunes
With Eckhart Köppens great MAD
player for Newton, you can enjoy skip-free MP3 audio at 64kbit/s
and 22khz enconding. Other bitrates work as long as the sample rate
is either 22 or 44.1khz, which is more than enough for a decent
quality audio book.
Take parts of your MP3 collection for a spin
Sure, you can't have it all, but there is a good chance you can
grab at least parts of your collection and go nomad!
The possibility of syncronizing the Newton with iTunes will open
up for other Newton products and create a new market for new software
titles and hardware accessories such as ATA
drivers, memory cards, USB
dongle killers, interconnect-to-earplug
adaptors and many more.
with you anywhere
There is nowhere your music can't go, really.
The iTunes plug-in reveals a new dimension of music sharing with
your friends. Since the Newton has no hardware or software lock,
you can now take your favourite music between different computers
without hacking the applications.
Large screen, 802.11b compatibility, 20 days operating time, audio
recording and agenda syncronization with your desktop computer is
One of the key features of your Newton is that it never dies -
it just gets new batteries. Five years after its demise,
the newton still rocks your socks...
If you use iTunes and Newton, there is no reason for not using them
together. With Eric Schnecks plug-in for iTunes installed, you will
be be able to simply dock and transfer your favourite music directly
from the music library of your Mac. Simple as that.
Everything is easier on a Newton.
Wireless MP3 transfer?
As an industry first, we are delighted to present wireless MP3 syncronization
to your Newon. Paired with the
WLAN driver and a compatible card, the Newton will connect to
and mirror a chosen music directory on your Mac.
The current build of the iTunes plug-in does not support connections
to iTunes for OS X or Windows, even though we haven't said the last
word yet. Don't take this for a promise, but OS X is for sure on
Until later announcments, boot to Classic if you want to put your
music in your pocket.
If you want a fast lane into the music heaven, get yourself an Ethernet
card. With a
compatible Ethernet card, you will be able to access your Macintosh
via TCP/IP or EtherTalk from the built-in Dock application.
Good or bad, depending on how you see it, the Newton was created
well before modern standards were around. Hence, neither FireWire nor USB are supported.
Instead, the Newton
MessagePad 2000/2100 sports a unique autosensing InterConnect
port which can transfer your MP3's at a blazingly fast 38kbps. If
you value your time, leave the transfer overnight.
The Newton does not carry any fragile hard drives, instead you can
store up to 64Mb of music thanks to the two full-size PCMCIA expansion
slots. The Newton uses Linear Flash, expensive and rare, but damn
As soon as Paul Gyot's ATA driver will be released to the public,
your Newton will...
up to 10GB of music, equalling countless hours of blockbuster
beats. ATA memory chips are cheap and come in many flavours. You
can find ATA PCMCIA memory cards as large as 5GB
for considerably less money than Linear Flash. With its two expansion
slots, your MP can carry up to 10GB of media files.
The largest Compact Flash ATA cards today are available in sizes
up to 512MB.
The necessary ATA drivers for using Compact Flash memory
are currently under development.
If you want to give Paul Gyot's beta drivers a try, the ATA project
pages can be found here.
In order to use Compact Flash, you will need a CF adapter.