Would You Buy This iPhone Prototype?

We've seen plenty of iPhone and iPad prototypes as the legal battle against Samsung unfolds. Most of them were left prototypes for a reason, visually speaking. But this latest one caught my eye in a different way.

Apple yesterday revealed that the iPhone was birthed from a 2003 research project for the iPad. This CAD-rendered design, which shares a lot in common with the iPad 1, seems to be part of that. But the hard edges along the face give this a different flair; along with the curved metal back, this design looks positively space-age. It's also slightly reminiscent of the HTC One X. Imagine you never invested a second or a cent into a single smartphone ecosystem. If you saw this phone, would it be enough to convince you to buy it? I think I would. [The Verge]


Comments

    Looks like a Lumia, to be honest

      Resembles my phone - Sony Xperia S

    looks like a lumia, kind of.

    +1 to all the comments here already, it looks alot like a lumia

    I love how the author sees a htc one x and everyone sees lumia

    I'm thinking it kinda looks like my Xperia...

      +1 I thought Xperia too

    Steve revealed long ago that the iPhone was birthday from iPad, He said on an interview a while ago, I will try to find the video.
    He spoke about how he sent his R&D team to come up with a multi touch screen for a tablet device, and when he had it he felt it would work perfectly for a phone.
    They would have known that touch screen smartphone's were slowly becoming more popular, and knew the screen would give them a massive leap ahead the competition.

      http://allthingsd.com/20100601/d8-video-steve-jobs-on-the-origins-of-the-ipad/

        "Apple yesterday revealed that the iPhone " You should change it to "Two years ago, Steve Jobs revealed that the iPhone"

      birthed*

    sure, i'll buy this sony/htc lovechild...

    Apple's going to sue Nokia for copying their iPhone prototype, with the Lumia/N9

    Needs more Gamecentre...

    Looks like my light switch without the switch.

    looks tacky
    would not buy

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