Apple's FIRST EVER phone - picture

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  1. zub3qin macrumors 65816

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    Just came across this photo of what was actually the first phone designed by Apple. It is from 1983, twenty-five years ago.

    This was the era of the Apple //c, but the design still works today.

    Thought i'd share.

    [​IMG]
     
  2. italiano40 macrumors 65816

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    that is a sick phone, i never seen that apple product
     
  3. elppa macrumors 68040

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    I have seen it before, although it was a prototype which never shipped.
     
  4. Van Wildonher macrumors 6502a

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    So that's a touchscreen? I guess it's tech hasn't advanced at the rate of others then?
     
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  6. woodekm macrumors 65816

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    Looks like you write a check and it actually pays on-line.

    C R A Z Y ! !
     
  7. Eric Lewis macrumors 68020

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  8. speakerwizard macrumors 68000

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    I remember seeing this with a bunch of other apple prototypes, but cant remember the site now :(, I would love to see some of the more recent prototypes, there must be so much that doesnt make it into production.
     
  9. Walter P Henson macrumors member

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    Im totally calling BS, theres no way thats the 3G Iphone, wheres the front facing camera!? :(:confused:
     
  10. butterfly0fdoom macrumors 6502a

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    It's embedded in the LCD. Apple filed a patent for that a while back.
     
  11. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    Sweet. Real life online banking with a virtual checkbook.

    Of course, nowadays Apple would leave out the stylus.
     
  12. JRomero macrumors regular

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    Dear Jesus, please let it have 3G and GPS!!!!!!!!!
     
  13. Surely Guest

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    That's a nice design even for today, never mind 25 years ago.
     
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  15. fedup flyer macrumors regular

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    I for one would like to see all the Apple prototypes that never made it to market.
     
  16. doobi18 macrumors 6502

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    i'd have one :D


    oh and one more thing... "cheque"
     
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  19. Surely Guest

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    'Check' is the correct spelling for 'cheque' in the US.
     
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    Heheh. I love English dialectal conflicts.
     
  22. Diode macrumors 68020

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    It seems they developed it further with the W.A.L.T. (Wizzy Active Lifestyle Telephone)

    Developement: ~ 1990 - 1993
    Status when discontinued: working prototype
    Type: Pen-based communication tablet
    Codename: W.A.L.T.

    Designed in cooperation with BellSouth, WALT was a portable screen-based telephone. Aside from telephony, WALT featured an electronic address book, message pad and was able to send faxes. When connected to BellSouth's ANYWHERE Fax service, WALT could also receive faxes and even reply to them.
    WALT featured a stylus for easy dialing and writing and also had buttons for the most important fuctions on front of the device.
    Why WALT was discontinued is unclear.
     

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  23. vanmacguy macrumors 6502a

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    Totally! I'll take a couple for home.
     
  24. dacreativeguy macrumors 68000

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    This is just a mockup that was probably done by FrogDesign (who did Apple's Industrial Design in that era) or even just a student project.
     

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