Take a Look at Apple's iPhone Click Wheel Prototype

Based on the iPod’s design.

Tech
8,292 Hypes 0 Comments

It’s widely known that Apple created many different approaches and prototypes in the early stages of the original iPhone and iOS. But before today, we didn’t really have a good idea on what those prototypes looked like. Thanks to pictures and a video published by Sonny Dickson, we now have a first look at the iOS precursor named “AcornOS.” It uses a click wheel to navigate the phone’s interface, reminiscent of the old iPods. The prototype shows the screen split into two halves, the bottom with the click wheel and the top with a menu straight from the iPod. Check out the unsuccessful effort of “AcornOS” above.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Take a Look at the Apple iPhone 2G Prototype Worth Half a Million USD
Tech

Take a Look at the Apple iPhone 2G Prototype Worth Half a Million USD

YouTuber Luke Miani share some of the most valuable iPhone prototypes to date.

Take a Closer Look at Apple’s New iPhone 14 Pro, Apple Watch Ultra and AirPods Pro 2
Tech 

Take a Closer Look at Apple’s New iPhone 14 Pro, Apple Watch Ultra and AirPods Pro 2

Hypebeast tried out the new hardware at Apple’s Tribeca showroom.

Apple Confirms iPhone Will Get USB-C Charging
Tech 

Apple Confirms iPhone Will Get USB-C Charging

“Obviously, we’ll have to comply,” says Greg Joswiak, Apple’s SVP of worldwide marketing.


Apple iPhone 15 Ultra Rumored to Feature Two Front Cameras
Tech

Apple iPhone 15 Ultra Rumored to Feature Two Front Cameras

Potentially using USB-C, as well.

These Are the Most Popular Netflix Shows by State
Entertainment

These Are the Most Popular Netflix Shows by State

The results might surprise you.

Celebrate Hayao Miyazaki's 76th Birthday With This Studio Ghibli Compilation Video
Entertainment

Celebrate Hayao Miyazaki's 76th Birthday With This Studio Ghibli Compilation Video

A tribute to the genius of animation.

adidas Unveils the UltraBOOST Uncaged 2.0 in Two New Colorways
Footwear

adidas Unveils the UltraBOOST Uncaged 2.0 in Two New Colorways

The comfortable sneaker now comes in grey and black.

Watch the New Trailer for 'Cult of Chucky'
Entertainment

Watch the New Trailer for 'Cult of Chucky'

Get reacquainted with the iconic Chucky doll.

YG Hit With Lawsuit Over "Who Do You Love?"
Music

YG Hit With Lawsuit Over "Who Do You Love?"

From a poet who claims he contributed to the ‘My Krazy Life’ track.


Check out These NikeLab ACRONYM Huarache Mid Concept Shoes
Footwear

Check out These NikeLab ACRONYM Huarache Mid Concept Shoes

Cop or drop?

Ronaldo, Messi, Griezmann All Selected in UEFA's 2016 Team of the Year
Sports

Ronaldo, Messi, Griezmann All Selected in UEFA's 2016 Team of the Year

Voted by the fans.

Fetty Wap Shares New Song "Way You Are" Featuring Monty
Music

Fetty Wap Shares New Song "Way You Are" Featuring Monty

The New Jersey artist is back.

Ed Sheeran Shares Two New Songs, "Castle on the Hill" & "Shape of You"
Music

Ed Sheeran Shares Two New Songs, "Castle on the Hill" & "Shape of You"

He also reveals the title of his third album.

Action Bronson's 'F*ck That's Delicious' Is Back
Entertainment

Action Bronson's 'F*ck That's Delicious' Is Back

Tune in to see more Action Bronson and more food.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Looks like you’re using an ad-blocker

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. Support us by whitelisting our site.

Whitelist Us

How to Whitelist Us

screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Under “Pause on this site” click “Always”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock Plus icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Block ads on – This website” switch off the toggle to turn it from blue to gray.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlocker Ultimate icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Switch off the toggle to turn it from “Enabled on this site” to “Disabled on this site”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the Ghostery icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the “Ad-Blocking” button at the bottom. It will turn gray and the text above will go from “ON” to “OFF”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the UBlock Origin icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the large blue power icon at the top.
  3. When it turns gray, click the refresh icon that has appeared next to it or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the icon of the ad-blocker extension installed on your browser.You’ll usually find this icon in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. You may have more than one ad-blocker installed.
  2. Follow the instructions for disabling the ad blocker on the site you’re viewing.You may have to select a menu option or click a button.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.