We published exclusive images of early iPhone prototypes recently uncovered by The Verge on iPhone in Canada and now, we’ll share some very interesting iPad prototype images acquired from the same court documents which include several iPad designs featuring kickstands. As Gary mentioned earlier, these prototype designs which date back to 2006, give us a rare glimpse into the design world of Jony Ive.
Quoting from the source:
While we’ve seen some of these before — the iPad prototype with dual dock connectors was sold on eBay back in May — many of the designs are being revealed for the first time. Of particular note are multiple iterations of the iPad featuring different types of kickstands, what appears to be a 16:9 model with wide handles on either side, and an eight-sided iPhone with diagonal corners. Many of the iPad prototypes also feature “iPod” on the back, perhaps giving insight into Apple’s early naming considerations.
Check out the photo gallery below and don’t forget to share your thoughts with us in the comments section.
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