The Beautifully Designed Vintage Macs That Never Were [Gallery]

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Over at DesignBoom, they’ve put up an incredible gallery of early Apple II and Macintosh product designs that never saw the light of day by Hartmut Esslinger, a designer who founded Frog Design, the company that Apple partnered with through the 1980s and 1990s. There are even some products that Apple never made, like a stylus-controlled smartphone from the early 80s called the “MacPhone,” a precursor to the MacMini called the Baby Mac, and what appears to be a Mac with dual flatscreens.

We’ve picked some of our favorite designs and put them after the jump, but by all means, head to Designboom for more.

 

Via: The Verge

  • Gabadoo

    Great find! Love the dual screen mac and the (28.8k?) MacPhone! Awesome!

  • Steven Quan

    The last 2 computers look like “Kenny”.

  • Steven Quan

    The last 2 computers look like “Kenny”.