Court documents have revealed a plethora of different designs by Apple for the iPad, some with kick stands, dual dock connectors and even handles attached to a 16;9 ratio model. The prototypes also seem to be called iPod’s rather than iPad’s so it would be interesting to know how old these pictures really are.
The pictures have come out no doubt due to the several patent disputes that Apple are now part of, with pretty much most of the tech giants in the industry. Hopefully more early designs will come out as it’s certainly interesting to see Apple’s original ideas on what are now leading industry products. Depending on the date of the pictures below, I don’t think the iPad/iPod would have been very industry leading had it comes out in the last few years….but then Apple did set the trend for it, so who knows what we would have ended up with!
*Images come courtesy of the Verge, they are great copies and fully deserve the credit for them!
Source: The Verge