We currently rely on some hardy, heavy duty cases to save our beloved iOS devices in those rare situations where we may accidentally drop them in water. But what if your iOS devices came straight from Apple as fool-proof in that you could safely drop them in water without a worry? That could be the case for future iPhone iterations.
As people have gotten used to the virtual keyboard on the iPhone, most of the complaints about it's general quirkiness compared to physical keyboards have died down. It's efficiency is still an issue, though, and person has decided to put it to the test once again. This time they're seeing how it stacks up to a full-size laptop keyboard, the Newton MessagePad, Palm Graffiti, Treo's physical keyboard, and good old pen and paper. Given all the complaints from early iPhone adopters, the results may surprise you.
Apple has taken a surprising turn for the nostalgic and re-hired Michael Tchao, one of the lead developers of the Newton, the Apple-developed PDA launched in 1993. Today he returned to Apple, 15 years after he left the company, he has now re-joined as the vice resident of product marketing, reporting directly to Phil Schiller.