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Apple prototypes that never hit the market

Apple prototypes that never hit the market

Apple is famous for its modern, clean design. Not surprisingly, the company creates a lot of concepts, but in fact the units come to life. However, it is interesting to see what could be.

Designer Hartmut Esslinger and his firm 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 of this book in order to analyze the super ideas that have been embodied by Apple over the decades of work.

It turns out these guys have already thought of concepts that resemble the iPad, iPhone, and even iWatch thirty years ago.

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

Apple prototypes that never hit the market

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

Apple prototypes that never hit the market

This was Bashful, a 1982 concept for the Macbook.

Apple prototypes that never hit the market

Snow White concepts.

Apple prototypes that never hit the market

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

Apple prototypes that never hit the market

This is the Apple Lisa on a workbench.

Apple prototypes that never hit the market

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

Apple prototypes that never hit the market

These are designs for Apple jacks from 1983.

Apple prototypes that never hit the market

Before the iPhone, there could be this clamshell feature phone.

Apple prototypes that never hit the market

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

Apple prototypes that never hit the market

Here's another early phone design for an Apple phone.

Apple prototypes that never hit the market

An early design for the MacBook from 1984.

Apple prototypes that never hit the market

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

Apple prototypes that never hit the market

This is another iPad predecessor with an integrated touch screen.

Apple prototypes that never hit the market

This early tablet design and stylus was created in 1982.

Apple prototypes that never hit the market

This was a design for the BabyMac from 1985.

Apple prototypes that never hit the market