Pre-iPhone concept art...

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  1. mcdj macrumors 604

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    This is a mockup I did a couple of years ago for an iLounge contest. I called it the gPad. I had totally forgotten about it. I hadn't really thought through functionality, although PDA apps were obviously on my mind. I don't think I gave much thought to a phone. But one thing I got right was the single button! Cookie please! ;)

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  2. GTiPhone macrumors regular

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    yeah... I like that, I like it alot. Its almost exactly what I'd want with a v2 iPhone, just with more apps on the home screen. The apple is obviously the only real button just like an iPhone, and the screen is multi touch. Perfect. Brilliant really. This could be 3g, have a killer battery and would have a full file navigation system with storage, accessbility, and Many Many apps. iChat, iphoto, photobooth, iCal, iTunes, and all the rest.
     
  3. Rumorist macrumors newbie

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    Anyone else notice all the circles form a cross?
     
  4. Red Sox macrumors regular

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    you're kidding, right? are you one of them christians or something?
     
  5. Rumorist macrumors newbie

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    ugh. maybe some day you'll figure out the irony.
     
  6. erandall38 macrumors 6502

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    "Jesus Phone" ...?
     
  7. Red Sox macrumors regular

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    No that can't be it since that's not ironic.
     
  8. thesdx macrumors 6502a

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    Nice mockup!

    Here you go:
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  9. fozo macrumors member

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    that is really nice. I do like the designs. Should submit to Apple for their second iPhone version
     
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  11. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    Can you imagine how much money you would be rolling in right now, if you had patented this concept art? :eek:
     
  12. mcdj thread starter macrumors 604

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    This would fall under a "design patent" (I checked it out a while back) since I didn't create anything but a specific cosmetic appearance. But it would be pretty tricky to get such a patent for an image using Apple's proprietary icons, wallpaper and logo. As far as the single button interface, this has appeared before my sketch, and since, from companies other than Apple.
     
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