What you need to know
- A producer on “For All Mankind” has shared more about how the Apple Newton came to life in the series.
- The crew managed to modify the device and stuff an iPhone 12 Pro Max inside.
- The POV shots from the device were shot using the front-facing camera on the iPhone.
An iPhone 12 Pro Max brought the Apple Newton back to life.
The story of the Apple Newton on “For All Mankind” continues to unfold.
Earlier this week, we reported that a cult-favorite Apple device, the Apple Newton, made a cameo in “For All Mankind.” Today, we know just how they pulled it off.
Ben McGinnis, a producer for the series, posted a series of photos showing off the modified device. As explained by McGinnis, the team actually managed to fit an iPhone 12 Pro Max inside the housing of the Newton, enabling them to use the front-facing camera for the POV shots in the series.
Tech advances faster in 1990s @forallmankind_ alt-history! All us @Apple nerds had a blast creating (& playing with) our modified Newton’s removable camera & video calls! Props even fit an #iPhone 12 Pro Max inside. The #Newton POV angles in the show were #shotoniphone #Apple pic.twitter.com/wASQcG7Qw9
— Ben McGinnis (@bengmcg) June 23, 2022
The modified Newton was used as a video communications device in the third season of “For All Mankind.” It’s crazy to think that the user interface is likely an app or a video running on the iPhone 12 Pro Max inside.
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