Rarely Seen Prototypes Of Modern Gadgets

Steve Jobs didn't just cough up the iPhone 11 one day; gadgets that advanced take decades of innovative iteration. Countless versions of our favorite products have never seen the light of day, often for good reason.

Here's a look at some extremely clunky early prototypes of modern technology:

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The first proper laptop D0OBA There were earlier devices that could technically fit on your lap, but the Osborne 1 (1981) was the first truly mobile c

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The first push-button phone JKL MNO PRO AT&T took its first wobbly step away from the rotary dial in 1963. Can you imagine a world in which the pound

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The original Xbox XBox This aluminum behemoth accompanied Bill Gates on his GDC 2000 keynote when he announced Microsoft's foray into console gaming.

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Bashful, the ipad prototype This was Steve Job's first attempt to 'put an incredibly great computer in a book that you can carry around with you.

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The first LEGO toy LEGO didn't get into the brick game until the 1940's, more than a decade after producing this wooden duck.

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The Apple APPLe COMIPUTER Apple's first product was actually just a circuit board. Users had to add their own keyboards, monitors, and custom cases.

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Super Mario Bros. 2 BOMB BOM The American version of SMB 2 is just a reskin of a Japanese game called Doki Doki Panic.

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The first cell phone aucoce ullce Martin Cooper created the Motorola DynaTAC in 1973. The first call he made was to a wrong number.

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The original Atari The first Atari was slapped together in 3 months, and cost less than $500 in parts.

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The first iphone AORNELD Apple has been experimenting with touchscreen phones since 1983.

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The super Soaker prototype Inventor Lonnie Johnson, a NASA developer, came up with the idea when a heat pump prototype sprung a leak.

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A ton of modern tech has been around way longer than you think: The Fax The Digital Machine Was Calculator Was Invented Invented in Before the Civil

5 Modern Technologies That Are Way Older Than You Think

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