Early Competing iPhone Prototypes Shown in Video
On Monday, Apple marked 10 years since the launch of the first iPhone, on January 9, 2007. The smartphone was introduced by the late Steve Jobs and the even marked the start of Apple’s dominance and innovation in the smartphone market.
Sonny Dickson shared a video on YouTube showing the two early iPhone prototypes, Tony Fadell’s P1 and Scott Forstall’s P2 projects. The two phones were the prototypes considered for the first iPhone and they both run Apple’s Acorn OS, but different competing software versions.
The video shows both smartphones booting up, but saying that they’re feature set is limited is an understatement. The software versions incorporate diagnostics tools and some basic system information.
It appears that Apple had put together two teams to work on the software that would later be implemented in the original iPhone. Tony Fadell’s P1 device ran a software version that was similar to the one … (read more)
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