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In the age of Retina displays and App Stores, Apple's MessagePad -- lovingly referred to as the "Newton," after its OS -- isn't a terribly capable device. It was axed from the company's lineup shortly after Steve Jobs returned to the company, but Apple would return to the personal-gadget-with-a-touchscreen market less than a decade later with the iPhone.

Taking one of these now ancient gadgets into an Apple Store would likely elicit a few giggles and blank stares, especially if you were looking for some repairs or troubleshooting. Still, I'm sure there are a few remaining Newton devotees out there, which begs the question: What is the oldest Apple device you've spent the time and money to repair rather than outright replace? Let us know down below!

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