Yesterday we told you the Wall Street Journal posted its interview with one of the original iPhone engineers about the creation of the iPhone. But now Apple has share an image of what the first hacked-together "iPhone" looked like. As you can see above, the first "iPhone" was a PowerMac G3 with an old Cinema Display monitor converted to a touch screen. As Apple noted when it supplied WSJ with the photo:
This is a system Apple rigged together to run early prototypes of its iPhone software in 2006. It tethered a plastic touch-screen device – code-named "Wallaby" – to an outdated Mac to simulate the slower speeds of a phone hardware.
In other news:
- A Tokyo court has ruled Apple didn't infringe on Samsung patents.
- Facebook has announced it now has over 1 billion users on mobile devices, many of them on the iPhone.
- Guitar Hero for iOS will be removed from the App Store at the end of the month. If you want it, be sure to pick it up now.