Image of iPhone prototypes dubbed "Wallabies" emerge

While we are usually driving forward to the future, sometimes we need to take a step back and appreciate where things started. That's what is happening today, as Apple's iPhone marks its 10th anniversary. It's hard to believe, but ten years ago, Steve Jobs introduced the first iPhone at the Macworld Conference and Expo in San Francisco, California. Since that time, the handset has evolved, becoming one of the most prominent smartphones used to date.

But like any great product, there is always a story and it looks like former human interface manager for Apple, Ken Kocienda, has given us a small glimpse into the world of what it was like to work on the handset before it was unveiled to the public.

According to Kocienda, he used the prototype handsets above, dubbed Wallabies, to make the software keyboard for the iPhone. As can be seen in the image, the external appearance of the iPhone prototypes is obscured, through the use of an enclosure. As we close out the day that celebrates Apple's entry into the mobile space, we now look forward to what the firm will unveil later this year.

Source: Ken Kocienda via Mac Otakara

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