From the archive: the Apple iWalk
Tuesday, Feb 23 2016 03:30 | Apple, iPDA, iPoc Classic, iPod, Microsoft, Newton, PDA, rumor, Technology, Zune
The original iPod, aka iPod classic, was released in 2001 and due to its syncing capability (one-way sync of contacts and calendar) people saw the potential for an Apple branded PDA. Some of the specs that were floating around at the time were: a512×256 65k color TFT screen, 128-256 MB memory, FireWire and 56K modem built-in, a lithium-Ion battery (20 hours uptime), a scaled down OS-X operating system.
Another mockup, and subsequent fake video shows an OS that looks a lot like a descendant of the Apple Newton. It has a monochrome display and it looks a lot like the Microsoft Zune in hardware design (way before the Zune was on the horizon, I think).
Interesting stuff. I wonder what the unreleased Apple PDAs look like. There must be an awesome museum of tech-that-never-was at Apple HQ :-)