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Rare Apple VideoPad prototype is going to be auctioned

A "lost" original Apple VideoPad 2, will go up for auction in November as part of the auction History of Science and Technology by Bonhams, an international auction house, in Los Angeles. The VideoPad will be auctioned off along with other Apple originals and souvenirs owned by him Steve Jobs and is estimated to sell for between $ 8.000 and $ 12.000.

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It was developed between 1993 and 1995 together with VideoPad 1 and 3 (the only two examples presented to the public), this unique prototype PDA that survived, was Apple's next attempt after Newton Message Pad. Unlike the Newton Message Pad, the foldable screen apparently included a built-in video conferencing camera.

Although it was designed to be ahead of its time, it was canceled with Newton OS after Jobs returned to the company in 1997. According to Bonhams, this came after Jobs realized that technology was not yet at the level required to offer a good user experience.

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The device was created from conceptual sketches designed by the former CEO John Sculley. The device was never released to the general public, but it was a very early vision for a tablet and if we think about it, there is a fine line between it and successful devices like the iPhone and iPad.

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Other Apple devices up for auction include the original Apple II PC and prototypes such as the Apple Macintosh, Apple EMate 300 and first-generation iPad, as well as a handwritten letter from Jobs himself to his childhood friend. estimated at $ 200.000 to $ 300.000.

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