Designers Unearth Apple Tablet Prototypes Ã¢â‚¬â€ From 1983
HereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a blast from the past: In the early 1980s, an industrial design firm helped create some early prototypes of tablets for a young Steve Jobs.
The tablet was called Ã¢â‚¬Å“Bashful,Ã¢â‚¬Â in reference to the dwarf in the fairy tale Snow White. Bashful was created alongside the Apple IIe as an extension of the Snow White industrial-design language that Apple used from 1984 to 1990.
Now Frog Design, the firm that created those mock-ups, has unearthed some photos from its archives that show what the tablet might have looked like more than 25 years ago. With Apple expected to unveil its long-awaited tablet device on Wednesday, it seems like a good time to bring these photos out of the archives, Frog DesignÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s people thought.
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