Apple continues its belligerent ways, with countless patent battles across the globe and incessant claims that everyone and their dog is ripping off the iPad. Oh, the humanity! Get a grip, Apple.
Anyway, one good thing to come from all this nonsense is an interesting glimpse at an iPad prototype from, like, ages ago. Just look at that bad boy! Amazing.
A whole host of iPad prototype pics have appeared, courtesy of some courtroom brawling between Apple and Samsung.
Interestingly, Britain’s Jonathan Ive (sorry, Sir Jonathan Ive), senior VP of industrial design at Apple (and essentially inventor of the iDevices), reckons the iPad prototype was kicking around as far back as 2002 – eight years before the first gen iPad hit the market.
Indeed, Apple’s touchscreen project initially yielded not the iPad, but the iPhone in 2007.
Are we gutted that the giant hunk of plastic iPad prototype didn’t hit shelves back then? Er, not really.