As the battle between Apple and Samsung goes by on the court, both of them must submit a large number of relevant documents to defend themself, including a lot of classified files. As the court required, most of the file have to be showed to the public. You know Apple, right? They keep secrets just like facing home security. Now let's take a review all the secret files leaked from the court by now.
In a recently released deposition of Apple Senior VP of Industrial Design Jonathan Ive, the designer is questioned about the '035 mockup or prototype.'
After being shown photos of the mockup, Ive says, "My recollection of first seeing it is very hazy, but it was, I'm guessing, sometime between 2002 and 2004, some but it was I remember seeing this and perhaps models similar to this when we were first exploring tablet designs that ultimately became the iPad."rom 10 Years Ago!
Check out these side by side photos from BuzzFeed of the early 035 iPad prototype revealed earlier today and the iPad 2.
It still looks like an iPad, but crossed with an old iBook. And man oh man it is HUGE. Here it is in full color for the first time.
Samsung has showed some early iPhone designs inspired by Sony and the iPod, but court documents have revealed lots of early prototypes of iPhones and even an iPad with a kickstand. Some of the prototypes we have already seen, such as the iPad with dual dock connectors that was sold on eBay.
Discovered by Buzzfeed’s FWD, the iPhone prototypes provide a look at what could have been, but ultimately wasn’t. There’s an octagonal iPhone with a beveled rear that kind of reminds us of a Motorola Droid RAZR, one that resembles a Nokia Lumia 900, one without a home button, one that looks like a fatter version of the iPod Touch (first-gen), one with a stretched form factor, and one that looks like a iPod Nano, but wider and thicker.
"Purple" dates back to August 2005 - months before the Jony prototype was originally designed. According to the documents, Shin Nishibori's Sony-style touches were simply "an 'enjoyable' side project," embellishments on a concept Apple had already designed. The documents contend that Purple remained free of the alleged Sony inspirations, ultimately giving birth to the iPhone in 2006 (and looking decidedly like the iPhone 4).
We will keep you updated if there is anything more goes public. And so far, do have any idea did Apple "copied" someone? I know you should have a conclusion already, just like me!