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The Original Apple Phone Patents

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Filed in 1985, Apple's first patented phone would have been a huge hit had they gone ahead and released it.

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Apple's Original patent on the Apple Phone [MyiPhone]

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ravelgrane-old
ravelgrane

I have a theory that 90% of Apple's patents are just distractors meant to start erroneous rumors. People would have seen this patent and thought, "iPhone is coming!" or something like that. But dang, that shore is ugly.