Images of original iPhone prototypes have surfaced amidst the legal battle between Apple and Samsung. Both prototypes differ greatly with one showing an all-aluminium design while the other is much more similar to the iPhone 4.
These images are just a small number of the many that have already surfaced during the legal spate including pictures of the first Apple iPad tablet, a prototype that was built before Apple even considered making the iPhone.
Alongside the pictures were some correspondance between Jonathan Ive, the English-born lead designer at Apple and fellow designer Richard Howarth back in 2006.
In these emails the two are seen to be discussing the bonus of using a more iPhone 4 like design over the fully alluminium-clad iPod Nano design despite the fact that Howarth admits the iPhone 4 prototype they had come up with looked 'old fashioned'.