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Apple’s new iPhone designs uncovered pre-Samsung case

Apple is fully expected to announce the iPhone 5 at an event sometime in October, but in the meantime the focus is now on the impending patent court battle between Apple and Samsung. We recently told you about Samsung’s strong defence against Apple, but now some very interesting pictures have emerged, showing new iPhone prototypes that never made it to an official release.

As you can imagine, these images were originally highly confidential, but due to the court case they have become open to the public for the very first time. First of all, we have a picture of an iPhone which is more targeted as a concept. The image you see above shows how Apple were originally inspired by Sony, using their famous logo to create a new phone which in turn, took inspiration from legendary iPhone designer Sir Jonathan Ive.

In further images, we see prototype models showing an even more stranger design – this time a prism style design which we’re very glad didn’t make it to market. Take a look at the picture below and we think you’ll agree with us. It’s fascinating to see what might have been if Steve Jobs suddenly had an itch to release some of these prototypes and it’s also a great little timeline to see the images evolve into the iPhone 4 model that we see today.

You’ll find a whole collection of prototype iPhone models courtesy of the Verge here and here. Remember that these are all official images and are only being released as part of evidence for the Samsung case. Take a look and let us know if you like any of them.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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