The iPhone and iPad we know and love weren’t always slated to be the minimalist, sleek, and sexy gadgets they are today. No, in fact, some of the earliest prototypes were full of obnoxious bells and whistles that make the devices seem laughable in retrospect. I mean octagon corners and giant kickstands, really?
The Verge compiled a goldmine of never before seen prototypes that were revealed in today’s court filings. It shines a rare light on Apple’s top secret design processes.
(See them all at the Verge.)