The offspring of an Apple iPhone-Motorola PHOTON 4G affair and other early prototypes

The offspring of an Apple iPhone-Motorola PHOTON 4G affair and other early prototypes
Prototype of the Apple iPhone 4

Prototype of the Apple iPhone 4

One good thing about the Apple-Samsung court case is that thanks to the legal process known as discovery, we are getting to see pictures of Apple iPhone and Apple iPad prototypes. We already have seen a real thick version of Apple's tablet with an edge to edge screen and now we have some more interesting pictures to show you. There is a model of the iPad with a kickstand right in the middle of the back.

As far as the Apple iPhone is concerned, we have a picture of the offspring that would have resulted from a hot night swapping WD40 between the Apple iPhone and the Motorola PHOTON 4G. Ugh. You might also note one of the models with the N90 number on it. This is a prototype of the Apple iPhone 4.

Would either product have reached the popularity it has achieved had either one had a different look? Needless to say, Apple executives must have pondered the different designs for quite some time before deciding on what we know today to be the Apple iPhone and the Apple iPad.

source: TheVerge via RedmondPie




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21 Comments

1. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

What the hell? Wasn't that like....oh ok then....nevermind...I'm just gone sit in the dark...SMH

2. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

what an ugly piece of sh%^. One prototype looks like handicaped photon and the other like forgive-me-I-am-not-as-good-as-the-original N9.

3. SonyFTW2020

Posts: 311; Member since: May 03, 2012

pictures 6-9 honestly looks really good, sadly it is still IOS operated so this is a definite pass lol

4. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Prototype of iPhone looks like a coffin...

5. SonyFTW2020

Posts: 311; Member since: May 03, 2012

it actually does now that you mentioned it :(

6. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

So, all that baloney apple keeps spewing about "trade dress" is just another way of them saying "we have no idea wtf we're doing, and since other companies made something similar to what we finally chose, we need to sue them for thinking similarly to us". What babies.

7. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

woh last picture remind me nokia n9 and lumia 900 , 800

11. The_Godfather

Posts: 196; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

This is when they didn't steal that prototype from Sony for their iPhone 3. What a shame Apple people are coming to know you reality now. f**k you

12. DechyX

Posts: 155; Member since: May 16, 2011

the last... phone?... it made my stomach hurt, like something you find in the toy section at WalMart

13. alchemyduelist

Posts: 21; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

I can see how much Sony's design helped them. These are just bad.

16. dman72

Posts: 9; Member since: Mar 10, 2012

i love how the first iPad picture says iPod

17. loken

Posts: 462; Member since: May 09, 2012

I love to see the fight in the court between tim and kon :D

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