I designed an iPad in 2001! LOL.
The Newton Concept
When Steve Jobs officially returned to head Apple as iCEO back in ’97, he shoved numerous projects – one namely the Newton. The Newton as you know was ahead of its time and was the first ever PDA in the market. Though discontinued, the Newton is still very much alive today, its existence and growth spurred by many believers and developers still actively expanding its potential.
We may never know if Apple will ever enter the PDA market again, though some parties would stubbornly believe Apple would announce one at Macworld. If Apple should release one (which I would promptly buy!), I think it should look like this: