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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RE[2]: Generic board
by biffuz on Tue 12th Mar 2013 12:27 UTC in reply to "RE: Generic board"
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It's not a prototype. You can't buy an industrial engine, strap it to a wooden chassis and call it a Ferrari prototype. At most, this was just used to port the OS and test the GUI (but you could do the same on a PC with a touch screen attached).
It may have some historical interest, but as there isn't anything to identify it as being used from Apple, its value is null. Assuming it's not an hoax, of course.

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