These Original iPad And iPhone Prototypes Show What Apple’s Devices Could Have Looked Like [Gallery]

These Original iPad And iPhone Prototypes Show What Apple’s Devices Could Have Looked Like [Gallery]

To go along with the recent images of the original iPhone 4 prototype we reported on today, The Verge uncovered a trove of early iPad and iPhone prototype images from the Samsung vs Apple legal documents. At one point Apple was seriously considering an integrated kickstand for the iPad, kind of like the Microsoft Surface.

As far as the iPhone goes, there’s a few ugly prototypes with awkward corners, elongated screens, and bulky cases that look similar to the Lumia 900. It’s interesting to see how much refinement Apple’s design team does on a single idea. Most of the prototypes are a little rough to start out with but as time progresses Apple really nails the simplicity of the device. Check it out:

 iPad Prototypes

These Original iPad And iPhone Prototypes Show What Apple’s Devices Could Have Looked Like [Gallery]

These Original iPad And iPhone Prototypes Show What Apple’s Devices Could Have Looked Like [Gallery]

These Original iPad And iPhone Prototypes Show What Apple’s Devices Could Have Looked Like [Gallery]

These Original iPad And iPhone Prototypes Show What Apple’s Devices Could Have Looked Like [Gallery]

These Original iPad And iPhone Prototypes Show What Apple’s Devices Could Have Looked Like [Gallery]

iPhone Prototypes

These Original iPad And iPhone Prototypes Show What Apple’s Devices Could Have Looked Like [Gallery]

These Original iPad And iPhone Prototypes Show What Apple’s Devices Could Have Looked Like [Gallery]

These Original iPad And iPhone Prototypes Show What Apple’s Devices Could Have Looked Like [Gallery]

These Original iPad And iPhone Prototypes Show What Apple’s Devices Could Have Looked Like [Gallery]

These Original iPad And iPhone Prototypes Show What Apple’s Devices Could Have Looked Like [Gallery]

These Original iPad And iPhone Prototypes Show What Apple’s Devices Could Have Looked Like [Gallery]

If you want to see more angles and mock-ups of the prototypes, head over to The Verge for even more pictures

  • Kenton Presbrey

    lol

  • Kenton Presbrey

    Watch..Samsung will come out with a Phones that look like that tomorrow.

  • scatteredthings

    @Kenton makes a very good point – these prototype designs serve to emphasise just how much other phone and tablet makers have copied the design that Apple eventually selected.

  • ddevito

    looks like a bunch of Samsungs

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