In these design renderings, we can see the evolution of the Apple aesthetic, as well as the early sketches for the iPhone, iPad and iPod.
They give us yet another look at Apple’s design process and reveal a bit about how the company forms its design aesthetic.
Some of the newly revealed phones do appear to have more in common with Sony’s design aesthetic than Apple’s, for example “Apple Proto 87″ goes for a flat, black metallic look with all the major buttons and ports on the side of the device.
Stringer said that Apple created “hundreds” of different models over the course of the design process, some of which would receive even more iterations as the team would try out different individual elements for the device.
Some static models are scaled for use in wind tunnels, where the data acquired is used to aid the design of full scale aircraft.
“Apple Proto 0874,” an iPad prototype, was particularly interesting in that it didn’t go with a simple slab design, but included a thinner rail around the entire device that curves around the back on the top and bottom.
We’ve collected all of the prototypes in the two galleries below, in total there’s over 60 images, broken into 32 iPhone prototype models, CAD images, and six iPad model images.
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