Classic iPhone Prototype

Photo credit: Kocienda

Yes, it’s already been 10-years since the release of Apple’s first iPhone, and to commemorate, Ken Kocienda, a designer who was on the “Project Purple Team”, posted an image of two early prototypes. The two devices above are called “Wallabies”, and were used develop the software keyboard. Continue reading for a video of the original iPod-inspired iPhone user interface.

“The devices themselves are absolute monsters, as rightly expected of a smartphone prototype of 12 or so years ago. The bezels are gigantic and the devices themselves look very uncomfortable to just hold in one hand, let alone be used to develop a revolutionary software keyboard on,” reports The Verge.


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