More early iPhone and iPad prototypes leak, watch out for the doohickey with the kickstand

More early iPhone and iPad prototypes leak, watch out for the doohickey with the kickstand
We keep being treated with design prototypes straight from Apple's Jony Ive kitchen, thanks to the court filings for the trial, revealing iPhones and iPads that never were. 

After learning that Samsung argues Apple had the final iPhone design idea from Sony's conceptual thoughts, now we get a smorgasbord of images that span across Apple's mobile efforts - from early iPhone and iPad prototypes, to giant iPods with a kickstand.

The drawings and prototypes come in all shapes and forms, including a hexagonal iPhone, showcasing how much thought goes into the design process of our gizmos. 

Enjoy the slideshow below, it's the first time the internal design stages at Apple have been revealed in such granular details.



1. Ronoc039

Posts: 28; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

Number 3 is actually a really nice design...

9. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

yeah but it looks to have a very geometric shape

12. Ohrules

Posts: 327; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

looks like a coffin.......

14. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Sarcasm ? :)

2. ScottSchneider

Posts: 336; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

Apple Copied Sony's Prototype... Then the Motorola DROID... And also not to mention the Nokia N series... what's Apple Design Dept doing at California... Copying...??? This simply means Apple got a lot of Xerox Machines Copying all mobile prototypes... The Ipod model with the Kick stand Looks like $h!t.... Even their logo is not their own... Shot from Newton....

11. nyuvo

Posts: 72; Member since: May 10, 2012

Just out of interest how did they copy the motorola droid? and the n-series? And you realise they are prototypes for a reason, they are mock designs which never make it public due to not being good enough to make the final cut. I'm an android owner myself, just cant see the logic in what you are saying.

3. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

I just love these Tittles....Anyways.....I don't know what can be said for these prototypes...some look cool but others look like deification.

4. bansidhar

Posts: 16; Member since: Apr 28, 2012

no. 3 look like nokia n9

18. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

A few pics look like Nokia

5. Tatperson

Posts: 58; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

Look at Picture 27 & 32. Is that a white Lumia 800? Look at picture 3. Is that a Motorola photon? Seriously, these prototypes literally cover all of the designs of smart phones in the market right now. Is Apple gonna sue everyone?

6. zhypher_23

Posts: 195; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

Crap, it's no wonder Apple likes stealing, because their designs suck donkey @$$

7. bansidhar

Posts: 16; Member since: Apr 28, 2012

number 1 , 24 , 32 nice

8. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

3 and 17 for me

10. joaolx

Posts: 364; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

The best one in my opinion is the white one that has a small hump on the back.

13. loken

Posts: 462; Member since: May 09, 2012

i like the one that looks like lumia 800

15. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

photo one looks like nokia lumia. Photo 3 looks like nokia x7. Photo 20's Ui seriously looks cheesy and very chinese. But if apple had gone for the 16:9 prototype,it would be better. (Btw,did nokia hire spies to steal these designs?)

16. Fallout09

Posts: 421; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Number 52, 53 & 54 is the iPad of my dreams…. Love the flared bezels… must be a dream to hold for long hours playing games or surfing the web. What is ups with the raised glass?

17. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

wow.. Apple must be thanking the heavens that Sony was around to copy... ugh. that stuff is uuuuugly.

19. TMach unregistered Apple inspired by Sony does not consider that stealing but has the nerve to accuse Samsung of copying. Perhaps Samsung was also by Sony! Oh shoot, Apple takes court action to stop Samsung copying it yet again!!

20. sonofzeus

Posts: 95; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

most of the designs are created based on lumia

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