This is going to give goosebumps to geeks and tech lovers..
Apple had applied for a phone design patent way back in 1982 itself!!
Since Motorola already had the popular DynaTac cellphone in 1980s and looked like a brick, Steve Jobs might have thought of entering the market with something "different" and ornamental for the niche segment.
The patent was approved in 1985, but Steve was fired by then. Maybe that's the reason this never got materalized..
Means, Apple had been mulling over a phone even 30 years ago!!
Wonder how technology would have progressed if Steve was not fired in 1985..
Here is the official reference for the patent:
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