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A 27-Year-Old Apple Tablet Prototype

Meet Bashful, an older brother of the upcoming Apple tablet. Unlike the Newton, this tablet didn’t go past prototypes whipped up by an industrial design firm, but at least we have some pictures to sate our curiosity about the device.

Frog Design, the company who created these prototypes for Steve Jobs back in 1983, has shared a few images to give us a peek of what could’ve been an Apple tablet – attachable keyboard, floppy drive, stylus and all:

Despite only being 27 years old, this gadget almost feels like an archaeological find in comparison to what we think we might see in the upcoming tablet. Yet for some reason I still can’t stop smiling over this look into the past. [Frog Design]


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