The iPhone, If Apple Released It in 1986 [Images]

The iPhone, If Apple Released It in 1986 [Images]

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Check out these images from Pierre Cerveau that show what the iPhone might have looked like if it was released back in 1986.

Ever wondered how Apple's flagship product would have looked if it had been released 20 years before the first iPhone?

Probably not... I've decided to provide an answer anyways


Cerveau's design is inspired by the Macintosh Plus computer which was released on January 16, 1986.

The phone is dubbed the "Macintosh Phone" and is touted as "the perfect companion for your Macintosh Plus". It has a hybrid rotary dial/click wheel that can switch between modes with the flick of a switch.

Take a look at the images below...

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The iPhone, If Apple Released It in 1986 [Images]

The iPhone, If Apple Released It in 1986 [Images]

The iPhone, If Apple Released It in 1986 [Images]

The iPhone, If Apple Released It in 1986 [Images]

The iPhone, If Apple Released It in 1986 [Images]
I think not - June 1, 2015 at 6:01pm
They had designs for the iPad the way it launched in the 80s so it would have looked like the the first iphone...
digim0d - May 31, 2015 at 4:34pm
DTMF was widely used in 1986 ... why would they go with a rotary pulse dialer? And yep, monochrome LCD would've been the choice of screen back then .. even with today's technology, it's highly doubtful they could create a CRT screen to fit in a portable pocket device without burning up. Ok, I had a Sony Watchman around '87 when I was in junior high school .. I just looked up it's technology .. it had a "Flat Display Picture Tube" that actually had a tilted phosphor screen ... so, maybe!!??? That was really impressive technology back then!
vtec - May 30, 2015 at 8:29pm
Impossible cellphone back in the 80's were the huge brick phones.
RR524 - May 30, 2015 at 5:12pm
I agree with Alfons 100%! I'd buy that right now if it was available!
matrixXx - May 30, 2015 at 9:59am
This is relatively MUUUUCH flatter than today's iPhones because a tube-screen THAT FLAT is sooo impossible that it would have been more of an innovation than anything currently available. On the other hand: Simple monochrome LCD panels would have been possible in 1986... So, this is a mistake in the design concept. But a cute one ;-)
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