For the first time, a photo of two prototypes of the first iPhone has been shared publicly on the Internet. A rare opportunity for a product on which Apple has managed to keep the secret until its announcement.
This week, the mobile industry celebrates 10 years of the iPhone brand to the general public the beginnings of the smartphone, the generalisation of mobile internet. On this occasion of engineers from Apple will allow to reveal certain elements of the design of the first iPhone.
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Kocienda, a former employee of the firm, published yesterday on Twitter a photo of two prototypes that the employees were called ” Wallabies “. These prototypes have allowed him to develop the famous virtual keyboard that would allow Apple not to offer a physical keypad on the device, a striking difference with the other competing smartphones.
It is seen that the two prototypes feature not in the same design, and neither of them really looks like the iPhone such that it will be finally announced by Steve Jobs in January 2007. The photo on the right seems to be inspired by the design of the iPod Nano with slices very rounded.
In both cases, the general shape of the iPhone is already there with a front surface mostly occupied by a screen, supposedly a touch, a navigation button under the screen and a few sensors above. It is noted that between these prototypes and the iPhone 7 some elements have not changed, as the width of the margins around the screen… Fortunately, the iPhone 8 should finally address it.