Apple's First iPhone And iPad - 1983

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  1. Mac.World, Feb 19, 2012
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    Below are the first designed phone and tablet by Apple. Designed long before Microsoft or anyone else came up with a touch interface phone or tablet. And the tablet below shows it's iPad lineage.

    "The first iPhone was actually dreamed up in 1983. Forget that silly old touch screen, this iPhone was a landline with full, all-white handset and a built-in screen controlled with a stylus.

    The phone was designed for Apple by Hartmut Esslinger, an influential designer who helped make the Apple IIc computer (Apple’s first “portable” computer) and later founded Frogdesign. The 1983 iPhone certainly fits in with Esslinger’s other designs for Apple. It also foreshadows the touchscreens of both the iPhone and iPad. (Article originally published by Mashable)"


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    And of course, let's not forget the grandfather of the iPad from 1983 - The Bashful, complete with attachable keyboard, floppy disc drive and stylus.

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  2. DroidRules macrumors 65816

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    You could of just put up what you did and left the flame bating out of it. Saying something about android users doesn't enhance your thread but it does antagonize them and this will certainly turn in to a big monkey poo slinging affair. SO if that's what you were going for mission accomplished. If not, maybe edit your post? Cool pics/story either way.
     
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    Not quite the same concept, but sure, clutch at those straws :p
     
  4. Arnezie macrumors 65816

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    No doubt in my mind that apple had and has some of the most ingenious designers and developers. Ahead of there time has always been an understatement. :apple:
     
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    I saw this on my local news a while ago when it was a slow news day :eek:
     
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    From the interwebs:
    Apparently, that product actually made it to market. I guess HP should have a stake in these patent wars too. :rolleyes:
     
  7. cynics, Feb 19, 2012
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    NO your wrong Apple invented everything!! <fingers in ears> LA LA LA LA LA <holds breath>

    Seriously, this is all old news. The OP probably just found out that Apple takes ideas and products and tries to make them easier to use and better overall but for some reason is upset about it. Great way of doing business btw!

    Bashful never made it past a prototype. That's like me saying the dynabook from the late 60's is before something else and that makes it better but more importantly anyone who isn't pro dynabook is a fool. Lol
     
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    So it was neither a phone or tablet that HP made? That's rhetorical just so you know. Just like to point out the obvious to you, since this topic was clearly labeled iphone and ipad, not a touch screen pc. :rolleyes:

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    Glad this is old news to you. I know it was posted on to the interweb roughly 2 months ago and a search on here listed nothing. So I posted a few pics for those that missed the original news reports. By the way, glad you know how to use wikipedia to get your info. Were you even born in 1983? Because I personally remember this stuff as it was happening.
     
  9. cynics macrumors G4

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    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1313916&highlight=1983+iphone

    And no, I was born before 1983.
     
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