Early iPhone Prototype from 2005

Ein ehemaliger Apple-Mitarbeiter hat Ars Technica Bilder eines 2005er Inhouse-Prototypen des iPhones zugeschickt. Massive!

In-house version of the iPhone from early 2005. The images to Ars through a former Apple employee who worked on various Apple hardware projects in the early 2000s and was thus exposed to some of the earliest versions of the iPhone. (He declined to be named out of concern for retribution from Apple.)

As seen in the gallery above, this early prototype has a number of ports that we're used to seeing more commonly on computers than on mobile devices, including USB ports, an Ethernet port, and even a serial port. Apple never intended for all of these to make it into the final product, of course—our source said that because this was a development prototype, ports like Ethernet and serial were included simply to make working on the device easier.

Super-early iPhone prototype had 5″x7″ screen, serial port