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The iPhone, Zack Morris style


Okay, the debate can end: Apple apparently had the touchscreen phone sorted in 1984, so let the Cupertino nyaa nyaa-ing begin. Marc Esslinger, son of frog design owner Hartmut Esslinger, recently posted up some pics of his dad's early design work for Jobs and the Apple crew. Perhaps the collection's piece de resistance (at least in our mobile-obsessed eyes) is this desk phone concept developed in conjunction with -- wait for it -- AT&T. Of course, they didn't quite have the "mobile" part of "mobile phone" down yet, but YouTube would've totally ruled on that display.


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