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1983 Iphone Prototype

1983 Iphone Prototype

This is a an only recently released photo of a device designed in 1983 by Hartmut Esslinger for Apple. It was a landline telephone with a touchscreen interface having an all-white handset. You can also see a built-in screen which had to be controlled via a stylus. Clearly foreshadowing of technology that was yet to come.

Source: How to be a Retronaut

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  • paul
    August 1, 2013, 22:39

    Actually we were using touch screens to train nuclear power operators about that time. A 14 inch monitor with a touch screen was around $9000!