2023 Author: Gordon Kinson | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-24 11:09
In 2007, Apple's phone was expected by many. It was logical - having released a super successful iPod, the Apple company simply could not help but think about a smartphone.
Although there were fewer “predictors”, experts and analysts eleven years ago than today, there were also, as they say, enough. The problem was that people were looking at the iPhone in terms of the devices on the market.
As a result, ideas and concepts appeared, from which today you can only grab your head.
Below we have collected several iPhone design concepts that appeared on the web in different years before the release of the very first Apple smartphone. They clearly illustrate the simple thesis that it is extremely ungrateful to engage in "predicting".
According to these designers, the iPhone was supposed to be either an unsightly "clamshell", or a slightly modified iPod - of course, with a wheel.
Well, that's not even funny - especially considering that in 2007 there were significantly fewer trolls on the Internet than today:
A minimalistic concept of the first iPhone. Probably, its author really liked the calculator in Mac OS X:
BlackBerry fans were confident that the Apple smartphone will receive a full-fledged physical keyboard and will fight with the "blackberry" flagships. Yes, probably, if the iPhone were like this, BlackBerry would continue to dominate the market:
The Motorola RAZR was a popular and rather innovative clamshell. Of course, there were also designers who imagined the iPhone to be similar to the device from Motorola:
Well … how about a mini laptop iPhone ?!
… Or a slider?!:
Like today's "concept", the designers of the mid-2000s thought little about the practical application of their smartphones. Wondering how you can type on such a small keyboard?
Well, this is a bit more like what Steve Jobs showed at the MacWorld Expo on January 9, 2007:
What conclusion can we draw based on what we have seen? If Apple undertakes to show the world something really new, our imagination is not enough to even roughly understand what to expect from Cupertinians.
- Apple's 1986 fashion catalog.
- Tim Cook's school album (Photo).
- 30 years of sympathy and enmity between Steve Jobs and Bill Gates in facts and photos.