For All Mankind producer shows how they recreated a Newton MessagePad with an iPhone
The third season of For All Mankind is now available on Apple TV+, and this time the sci-fi drama is set in the 1990s with a billionaire who wants to explore Mars. In the very first two episodes of this season, some viewers noticed that a very old Apple product made a cameo appearance on the show – the Newton MessagePad.
But more than just putting a Newton MessagePad in the show, the creators went beyond that. Since we’re talking about a sci-fi drama, they came up with the idea of letting the characters use the Newton for video calls. Of course, that was never possible with the real Newton in the 90s, but it’s definitely fun to see what could’ve been a primitive version of FaceTime.
Ben McGinnis, one …
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