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1993: Newton MessagePad
As the DeLorean comes in for a landing, we discover the original Apple handheld device, the original Newton MessagePad. The MessagePad actually shows six main icons (hmmm ... our current iPads will also support six main icons) and a grid of supporting applications.
It seems that the more things change, the more they stay the same.
Present day: Windows tablet
Finally, just as an exercise in contrast, I present to you the Windows 8 tablet. Doesn't look at all like the old Pilot, original iPhone, or 1993 Newton, does it?
I guess it is possible to innovate a little when it comes to interface design. Granted, the Windows 8 device has its limits, but there's no doubt that Apple's launcher interface is long in the tooth.