Lately, the trials between Apple and Samsung concerning patent infringements have brought into the open some of Apple’s early iPad and iPhone prototypes and the design samples continue to loom.
During a trial that took place in a federal district court in San Jose, Calif., Samsung’s lawyers accused Apple from stealing design patterns from a Sony product. Thus, according to Samsung, Apple’s iPhone is inspired from a Sony smartphone.
To clear the false blaming, Apple has released today the images of a “purple” iPhone from 2005 that looks fairly similar to an iPhone 4. The “Purple” iPhone is labeled as iPod and it has lots of design elements of an iPhone 4, including the shape and the screen.
The filling includes also the chronological progression of the 2005 iPhone and of Sony’s smartphone, proving which one came first.
Source: The Verge