iPad Prototype from Early 2000s Revealed in Jony Ive Deposition

Posted on July 18, 2012 by

After Apple launched the iPad, Steve Jobs revealed that they actually started development on what became the iPad prior to working on the iPhone. Network World was able to get a portion of a deposition Apple designer Jony Ive gave last December, and he said Apple was working on tablet prototypes “sometime between 2002 and 2004.”

The document also included some photos of a tablet computer prototype. The images show a device which looks like a mix between the current iPad and the white MacBook/iBook.


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