Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Mar 2013 13:39 UTC
Apple "This early prototype has a number of ports that we're used to seeing more commonly on computers than on mobile devices, including USB ports, an Ethernet port, and even a serial port. Apple never intended for all of these to make it into the final product, of course - our source said that because this was a development prototype, ports like Ethernet and serial were included simply to make working on the device easier." Fascinatingly awesome.
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Generic board
by biffuz on Tue 12th Mar 2013 00:18 UTC
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This is just a generic ARM development board installed on a touch screen kit. It's not a phone, it has no battery, wifi, or bluetooth, how can it be an "iPhone prototype"? It isn't a prototype of nothing - or everything, depending on how you see the world.

There is nothing to identify this as coming from Apple, or even used by them. Actually it seems barely used at all. It's obvious that Apple had to start from something like this, there's nothing to be excited about.

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