Here is how the iPhone was imagined before there was an iPhone
posted by Nick T. / Sep 18, 2014, 4:20 AM
You see, people were not familiar with the all-touch user interface concept back then. Common form factors included flip phones, candybar phones with numeric keypads, and BlackBerry-like smartphones with physical QWERTY keyboards. That's why those who attempted to imagine what the rumored iPhone was going to look like wrongfully used an existing form factor as a reference point. The resulting mock-ups and fake iPhone leaks couldn't be more wrong.
Not bad for concepts for that time.
posted on Sep 18, 2014, 5:15 AM 1
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soooooo before they ripped the concept from some unnamed company(s) this it what it would've been hmmmm? IMO this is where they should've gone if so maybe they wouldnt say every rectangle ttouchscreen phone was a copy of the iphone.
posted on Sep 18, 2014, 6:48 AM 1
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Ugly as Apple unless they 'Copy'! Original iPhone = Samsung’s S700 Mp3 Player iPhone 4 & 4S = LG’s Prada Steve Jobs’ own words: “We have been ‘ShameLESS’ about stealing great ideas”.
posted on Sep 18, 2014, 7:50 AM 1
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While it is true that phones at the time used hardware buttons for easy number and text entry, the all touch UI was a common feature of Palm PDAs (and others). What was innovative about the iPhone was the use of a capacitive screen rather than a resistive screen. They lost the stylus input and handwriting recognition that the Palm was based on but gained easier recognition of finger taps.
posted on Sep 18, 2014, 1:37 PM 0
Posts: 428; Member since: Feb 11, 2012
without android where would of been no iphone
posted on Sep 19, 2014, 10:27 PM 0
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