30/07/2012

Apple's early prototypes of the first iPhone

Through the course of Apple's recent courtroom rumble with Samsung they have submitted samples of prototypes and mockups from their iPhone design process. I find it fascinating to look at some of the options they considered. Here are just a few...

 This one is my favourite. The rounded back and flat top is a little reminiscent of the 3GS, but I think it has more warmth than the current 4S casing. Also the speaker/grip strip across the back is an interesting feature.
 I'm thankful this version was rejected. It looks like an iCoffin.
 Nokia designers may want to think about the newly launched Lumia and consider the fact that Apple's design team produced this design and threw it away.
Full story and more samples are on All Things D