Earliest iPhone prototypes had tablet-sized 5″x7″ screen, tons of ports
0. phoneArena 11 Mar 2013, 07:51 posted on
There is no shortage of iPhone prototype leaks on the web, but while we’ve seen some early protos, going back in time to some of the earliest iPhone development, you’d find weird tablet-sized devices…
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1. mercorp (Posts: 991; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)
It's actually an ipad concept.The iphone morphed out of it.
16. alterecho (Posts: 1094; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)
True. In an interview, Steve Jobs revealed that his original intention was to create a tablet device device like the ones from the Star Trek movies. They were working on the iPad originally and through development it struck them that it could be phone.
20. cdgoin (Posts: 383; Member since: 28 Jul 2010)
Maybe thats because they saw the HTC Universal or any other WindowsMobile phone of the era..That is unless all the developers at Apple paid no attention to the real world and lived in a cloistered monk existance.
2. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6989; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
Like apple will ever go with a 5"phone screen
3. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)
no apple will sue samsung for using 5 inch screen on the note ;O
7. pwnarena (Posts: 1022; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)
no apple will sue samsung for releasing new generation devices with the same design as the previous ones. apple should be the only one to release same design phones over and over.
i don't hate apple. let's just have some humor here.
13. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)
that was a good one lol
at least SAMSUNG tries to increase the screen size every time it releases a new flagship xD
4. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
I hope there won't be a physical home button again...
6. pwnarena (Posts: 1022; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)
now the propaganda machine is running. they will say they originally intended to create a big screen phone so having a bigger screen shouldn't be alien to them. way to go spinmeisters!
8. timtimity (Posts: 196; Member since: 13 Aug 2012)
It's always interesting to see prototypes, especially very early ones like this where the prototype is huge because they use off the shelf parts before making a decision whether to custom build the necessary components.
10. nikenturd (unregistered)
I knew it!!!! Apple invented the huge form factor phone! They came up with the idea first!
but that's an early iPad prototype aint it? :-0 were not gullible little kids you know...lol
nice one Apple, but Samsung owns your a-$$ now
11. MC1123 (Posts: 1254; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
it would make sense if they just use OS X on their devices now coz at least its a real OS with a lot of potential like what is ubuntu trying to do now and also microsoft with its windows 8
12. ilia1986 (unregistered)
Looks more useful than an actual iphone to me.
14. jroc74 (Posts: 5261; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Uh oh....more fuel for the fire that everybody is copying Apple.....
I would think that's an iPad prototype than an iPhone. Oh well....shows Apple was at least thinking about it, they aren't as brain dead as some claim. Then again, there are other prototype, dev phones that are huge. T.I. Has an Android dev device that looks like a huge black berry with a qwerty keyboard
15. Aeires (unregistered)
Judging by image 3, it's way too thick to be a phone. I'm leaning towards a tablet prototype as well.
18. PhoneArena. (banned) (Posts: 28; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)
This really looks modern and sexy
19. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
Yea it was a TABLE "ET" .. an Extra Terrestrial object on a TABLE. they wanted to call it TABLE-ET ...