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[3]: Generic board
by MOS6510 on Tue 12th Mar 2013 12:29 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Generic board"
MOS6510
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2011-05-12

Well, I guess it depends on your definition of a prototype, but I think I'll side with yours and don't consider it a prototype.

What about a pre-prototype?

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RE[4]: Generic board
by biffuz on Tue 12th Mar 2013 20:30 in reply to "RE[3]: Generic board"
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2006-03-27

I consider it just a tool, used to port the OS and playing with the GUI. Screwing a couple of parts together (literally) is too little to be considered a prototype of any sort.

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