Apple's Original iPhone From 1983 [Image]

Posted December 30, 2011 at 12:28am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 49403 views

Check out this image of Apple's original 'iPhone' designed in 1983 by Hartmut Esslinger.

Esslinger is the same designer behind the Apple IIc computer and according to Wikipedia he was contracted by the company for $1,000,000/year .

In 1982 he entered into an exclusive $1,000,000 per year contract with Apple Computer to create a design strategy which transformed Apple from a "Silicon Valley Start-Up" into a global brand. Setting up shop in California for the first time, Esslinger and Frogdesign created the "Snow White design language" which was applied to all Apple product lines from 1984 to 1990, commencing with the Apple IIc and including the Macintosh computer. The original Apple IIc was acquired by the Whitney Museum of Art in New York and Time voted it Design of the Year. Soon after Steve Jobs' departure, Esslinger broke his own contract with Apple and followed Jobs to NeXT.

Take a look at the phone below...

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TonnyBukdahl - December 31, 2011 at 1:09pm
I still have my dot matrix printer in the attic somewhere. Regarding this phone - I would love to get me one of these :-)
fan - December 30, 2011 at 7:17pm
It is great !! Although I am not sure it can be named as iPhone. If my memory is correct the "i" stands for internet? So perhaps it was an aPhone for Apple phone?
wezz69 - December 31, 2011 at 1:00am
Im not sure it stands for internet because my first 2 "i"pods didnt have access to the internet
Tom - December 30, 2011 at 2:56pm
You are all fucking morons! Do you think that thing is true? Fucking asswipes! haha!
budsal - December 30, 2011 at 5:23pm
it has the apple logo. it must be real.
Kornmehl - December 30, 2011 at 10:54am
Who's to say Apple couldn't re-release such a touchscreen handset for landline service? It would be right up my alley, and I'm sure it would be so easy to put into production.
budsal - December 30, 2011 at 5:24pm
I agree. I would love to get a bunch of these for my store. I bet they'd be great for taking orders and notes, etc.
Orion's - December 30, 2011 at 4:45am
It's a trophy case
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