Photos Of Earliest iPad Prototype Surfaced In Ongoing Patent Dispute
Network World’s iOnApple issued a
“My recollection of first seeing it is very hazy, but it was, I'm guessing, sometime between 2002 and 2004, some but it was I remember seeing this and perhaps models similar to this when we were first exploring tablet designs that ultimately became the iPad”.
As iOnApple notes, the iPad mockup are quite similar to the Apple’s tablet that was released more than five years later, but it was much thicker given the technology available at the time. The mockup also lacked a home button, however in other respects from presence of a dock connector to the form factor mirrors the released version of the tablet.
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