An innovative modder is currently trying to modify an old retro Apple Newton device into a funky retro case for the latest iPhone. I wonder if it improves the phone reception. Very little details are available at the moment but the modder has been responsible for other Apple hacks G4 Cube Mac Plus, and the Apple Disk Drive Mac Mini.
The Newton platform was an early personal digital assistant (PDA) and were based on the ARM 610 RISC processor and all featured handwriting recognition software.
The MessagePad was the first series of personal digital assistant devices developed by Apple Computer (now Apple Inc.) for the Newton platform in 1993.