Apple reveals ‘Purple’ phone prototype in court filing, to prove it didn’t copy Sony
Posted by max at July 30th, 2012
Alongside another raft of iPhone and iPad prototype sketches and designs, Apple claims that the creative process that culminated in its first smartphone predated sketches suggesting that it had borrowed ideas from Sony. The Verge spotted Apple’s latest filing to the court from its trial against Samsung, which reveals its “Purple” prototype [above left] that was made around August 2005 and bares several hallmarks of the iPhone that finally appeared. The Sony-styled prototypes came later, and were apparently an “enjoyable side project.” AllThingsDigital has also drawn together around 100 prototypes from Apple’s deposition, which offers some interesting insight into what the iPhone could have looked like.
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