The information about Apple's early iPhone prototypes and concepts just keeps coming. According to a court filing, Apple considered building a phone with shaped glass, but it never happened because it would have cost too much cash money. Look at those images above. Trippy concept, right?
Network World discovered the deposition of former Apple designer Douglas Satzger, in which he details the curvy wonder. Satzger worked as a top level industrial designer at Apple from 1996 to 2008, and he is now the VP of Industrial Design at Intel. The idea was to put rounded glass on the top and bottom of the iPhone instead of the flat panels we have today. But as with the aluminum iPhone prototypes we learned about, the design and manufacture of the shaped-glass phone was deemed too complicated and expensive to be feasible: