Newton 2100 And eMate 300 Declared “Obsolete”
Shocking news hit the Newton-using community today as Apple quietly announced that the Newton 2100 and the eMate 300 were officially declared â€œobsolete.â€ A declaration of obsolete means that Apple has discontinued hardware service with no exceptions and service providers cannot order parts.
Reaction from all 15 Newton users was swift and angry.
â€œWhoâ€™s obsolete, Steve Jobs, you bitch?â€ asked a visibly agitated Grant Hutchinson. â€œYour momma, thatâ€™s who. Itâ€™sâ€¦ itâ€™s your momma whoâ€™sâ€¦ umâ€¦ obsolete.
â€œIâ€™m sorry, I know that doesnâ€™t make any sense. This is just really upsetting.â€
More disturbing than those who – like Hutchinson – expressed anger, were those continuing to live in denial.
â€œSteve said he was going to replace the Newton,â€ said Adam Tow, sitting in a corner hugging his knees and rocking back and forth while tapping at his Newton 2100 compulsively. â€œSteve wouldnâ€™t lie to us. He wouldnâ€™t lie to us! Why would he lie to us? He has no reason to lie to us!â€
A review of online materials indicates that Jobs has lied to Apple customers no fewer than 3,453 times.
â€œA Newton replacement is coming!â€ Tow shouted. â€œItâ€™s coming! Just wait! Youâ€™ll see!â€
Apple declined to comment for this story other than to say that Tow is wrong and a Newton replacement is not coming.