Early iPad Prototype Pictures Uncovered

18 July 2012

Network World:

And now, thanks to some digging through some Apple/Samsung court filings, we also have a better grasp as to when Apple’s work on tablet prototypes began. What’s more, I was able to dig up some photos of one of Apple’s early tablet mockups from the early 2000s.

Nice find by Network World. The prototype, from around 2004, resembles an old white PowerBook. Interestingly, it also lacks a home button — the biggest difference to what eventually became the iPad.