/// Ladies and Gentlemen, I Give You … The iLandline

December 30, 2011  |  All Things Digital

Turns out the iPhone that Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled back in January of 2007 wasn’t the company’s first shot at creating a phone. Apple had tried its hand at creating a smartphone nearly 25 years earlier — a very different smartphone from the ones we’re familiar with today. Designed by Frog Design founder Hartmut Esslinger this device too featured a touchscreen and was reportedly conceptualized with some help from AT&T . But as you can see from the photo above, it was anything but portable and was ultimately consigned to Stanford’s Island of Lost Apple Prototypes. [Image courtesy Jay Mug ]

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