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Apple prototypes that never went on sale

Apple prototypes that never went on sale

Apple is famous for its modern, clean design. It is not surprising that the company creates a lot of concepts, but in fact units come to life. Nevertheless, it is interesting to see what could be.

Designer Hartmut Esslinger and his company Frog Design were responsible for most of the designs developed in the 1980s. In this connection, the book "Ingeniously Simple - The early years of Apple design" was published in which Hartmut Esslinger published images of some prototypes that did not go on sale. In this article, we will show some of the images in this book in order to analyze the super ideas that have been implemented by Apple over decades of work.

It turns out these guys were already thinking about concepts that resemble the iPad, iPhone, and even iWatch thirty years ago.

The Snow White concept was introduced in the '80s. Each individual computer was named after one of the Disney dwarfs.

Apple prototypes that never went on sale

This was one of the dwarfs, Happy. It was a smaller Macintosh in the Snow White line.

Apple prototypes that never went on sale

This was Bashful, a 1982 concept for the Macbook.

Apple prototypes that never went on sale

These are the early mice and stylus designs that accompanied the Snow White concepts.

Apple prototypes that never went on sale

This is a design for a modular Apple Lisa from 1982.

Apple prototypes that never went on sale

This is the Apple Lisa on a workbench.

Apple prototypes that never went on sale

Believe it or not, Apple had early iPad-like concepts back in 1983. This is a Modular Touch concept that never panned out.

Apple prototypes that never went on sale

These are designs for Apple jacks from 1983.

Apple prototypes that never went on sale

Before the iPhone, there could have been this clamshell feature phone.

Apple prototypes that never went on sale

This is a precursor to the upcoming iWatch alongside some really cool headphones.

Apple prototypes that never went on sale

Here's another early design for an Apple phone.

Apple prototypes that never went on sale

An early design for the MacBook from 1984.

Apple prototypes that never went on sale

This is the 1984 concept for the "New York" MacBook which featured a modular design and flatscreen.

Apple prototypes that never went on sale

This is another iPad predecessor with an integrated touch screen.

Apple prototypes that never went on sale

This early tablet design and stylus was created in 1982.

Apple prototypes that never went on sale

This was a design for the BabyMac from 1985.

Apple prototypes that never went on sale