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Date: 08/17/09 12:02 PM

59 Responses to First iPhone Invented in 1983? [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of Fancys_Asst
    Fancys_Asst Female 18-29
    1780 posts
    August 14, 2009 at 5:17 pm
    Link: First iPhone Invented in 1983? - It`s pretty clunky and primitive by today`s standards, but it looks like Apple was ahead of the game early on.
  2. Profile photo of dead-groom
    dead-groom Male 18-29
    81 posts
    August 17, 2009 at 12:03 pm
    yeah...right
  3. Profile photo of Cylence
    Cylence Female 40-49
    573 posts
    August 17, 2009 at 12:07 pm
    Nice!
  4. Profile photo of DeeCache
    DeeCache Male 18-29
    788 posts
    August 17, 2009 at 12:17 pm
    I`d buy it
  5. Profile photo of Evil_Eye
    Evil_Eye Male 18-29
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    August 17, 2009 at 12:22 pm
    Looks like a phone/organiser mix wich has been done on mobiles for many years before iPhone. Might of been other phones out while that was with the same thing.
  6. Profile photo of SuperSmash
    SuperSmash Male 18-29
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    August 17, 2009 at 12:40 pm
    That seems like pretty high resolution for 1983.

    I hope I`m right or I might have just awakened the super geeks.

  7. Profile photo of XxNaruNaruxX
    XxNaruNaruxX Male 13-17
    144 posts
    August 17, 2009 at 12:48 pm
    That image was enhanced with Adobe Photoshop software.
  8. Profile photo of mcflylives
    mcflylives Male 30-39
    334 posts
    August 17, 2009 at 12:51 pm
    If you look closely, you can see the date on the "check" is for April 22, 1984.
    Doesn`t take a super geek to look at the picture. ;-)
  9. Profile photo of panth753
    panth753 Female 18-29
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    August 17, 2009 at 12:52 pm
    "That seems like pretty high resolution for 1983."

    It does.

  10. Profile photo of parasite159
    parasite159 Male 18-29
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    August 17, 2009 at 12:53 pm
    its definitely not from 1983, the apple newton wasn`t even in development until `87. this looks like something from 1993 not `83
  11. Profile photo of TheGax
    TheGax Male 18-29
    815 posts
    August 17, 2009 at 12:54 pm
    "That image was enhanced with Adobe Photoshop software."

    ha! lmao

  12. Profile photo of Vhreio
    Vhreio Male 30-39
    506 posts
    August 17, 2009 at 12:54 pm
    "If you look closely, you can see the date on the "check" is for April 22, 1984."

    Because no product has ever lasted more than a year before?

  13. Profile photo of sockdrawer
    sockdrawer Female 13-17
    63 posts
    August 17, 2009 at 12:54 pm
    "That image was enhanced with Adobe Photoshop software." Win.
  14. Profile photo of Freelop
    Freelop Male 18-29
    442 posts
    August 17, 2009 at 1:06 pm
    SHOPPED! I can tell by the IAB logo!
  15. Profile photo of Itsalwysunny
    Itsalwysunny Male 18-29
    1377 posts
    August 17, 2009 at 1:09 pm
    eh more like a palm pilot
  16. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    August 17, 2009 at 1:22 pm
    "That image was enhanced with Adobe Photoshop software."

    Oh god it`s a new meme... ADOBE`S PLAN WORKED!

  17. Profile photo of primetimekin
    primetimekin Male 18-29
    7935 posts
    August 17, 2009 at 1:23 pm
    "That image was enhanced with Adobe Photoshop software."

    heh

  18. Profile photo of coldCanuck
    coldCanuck Male 13-17
    296 posts
    August 17, 2009 at 1:25 pm
    "That image was enhanced with Adobe Photoshop software."

    Yes.

  19. Profile photo of tazman321
    tazman321 Male 13-17
    189 posts
    August 17, 2009 at 1:26 pm
    "That image was enhanced with Adobe Photoshop software."

    or was it photoshopped? REBELLION!

  20. Profile photo of tazman321
    tazman321 Male 13-17
    189 posts
    August 17, 2009 at 1:26 pm
    also, i do get the joke, im just saying another one, so stfu.
  21. Profile photo of Judgedshrike
    Judgedshrike Male 13-17
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    August 17, 2009 at 1:45 pm
    Its not "photoshopped" it was GIMPed
  22. Profile photo of danthew
    danthew Male 18-29
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    August 17, 2009 at 1:51 pm
    "Its not "photoshopped" it was GIMPed"
    lol, freeware photoshop ftw!
  23. Profile photo of lukas1051
    lukas1051 Male 18-29
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    August 17, 2009 at 1:54 pm
    I think this whole "image enhanced with Adobe Photoshop" thing is well on track to become a new meme. :-)
  24. Profile photo of StarCallista
    StarCallista Female 18-29
    256 posts
    August 17, 2009 at 2:17 pm
    A new meme inadvertantly endorsing Adobe products has got to be a new low.

    Sorry - I meant Adobe®© Systems Incorporated, naturally.

    On a side note, there is something strangely delicious about that chunky iPhone...

  25. Profile photo of a1butcher
    a1butcher Male 40-49
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    August 17, 2009 at 2:18 pm
    Wow.. I miss the days( maybe 3 ago) when ppl would just say "shopped" now its "
    That image was enhanced with Adobe Photoshop software."
    Damn... :-(
  26. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8306 posts
    August 17, 2009 at 2:29 pm
    Hey, I used to OWN an early iPhone back in 1995 - it consisted of an Apple Newton (here`s one next to a modern iPhone for size comparison):

    and a 5mm thick cable that connected it to my Motorola ULTRA SLEEK 9660, the most compact mini-sized mobile phone ever invented up till then:

    Affectionately known by owners as `The Brick`, it weighed about a kg and had a battery life of about 7 hours for a full overnight charge. Remember those old jokes about a guy carrying a suitcase that turned out to be the battery for his mobile phone? Well it wasn`t actually a joke to start with, you COULD buy a overnight-bag sized "long life" battery for the Ultra Sleek 9660.

  27. Profile photo of Twisssted
    Twisssted Female 18-29
    99 posts
    August 17, 2009 at 2:41 pm
    I don`t remember a phone like that.. and writing cheques on the phone weird
  28. Profile photo of Ruswut
    Ruswut Male 18-29
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    August 17, 2009 at 2:47 pm
    "I think this whole "image enhanced with Adobe Photoshop" thing is well on track to become a new meme."

    Please god no.. that post sucked so much...

  29. Profile photo of screaminbean
    screaminbean Male 13-17
    363 posts
    August 17, 2009 at 2:54 pm
    Looks mildly shopped. That`s right I said shopped. Come get me Adobe!! I FEAR YOU NOT!!!!!!!!!

    Pretty badass tho.

  30. Profile photo of dljudo92
    dljudo92 Male 18-29
    485 posts
    August 17, 2009 at 2:59 pm
    had a sony ericson touch screen 5 yrs before iphone came out
  31. Profile photo of osirisascend
    osirisascend Male 40-49
    3046 posts
    August 17, 2009 at 3:04 pm
    My first mobile phone (1995) actually looked something like this. It was made by Motorola and called a Marco. It actually had a slim handset connected to it by a coiled phone cord like the one in the photo. This is a Marco without the cord attached:

    @ Lionhart: You`re not kidding... before the first Gulf War my civilian job was as a Paramedic (1990). We had cell phones in every Paramedic Unit... They were built into a briefcase, weighed about 25 lbs (mostly battery) and gave you 8 or 9 hours of standby and a whopping ONE hour of talk time... max. The battery had to be completely drained before you could recharge it, and it took about 12 hours to charge one.

    We`ve come a LONG way in 20 years.

  32. Profile photo of Itis
    Itis Female 18-29
    97 posts
    August 17, 2009 at 3:08 pm
    love it
  33. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8306 posts
    August 17, 2009 at 3:24 pm
    > osirisascend

    Picturelink fail! :-P

  34. Profile photo of vitaliy
    vitaliy Male 18-29
    1668 posts
    August 17, 2009 at 4:24 pm
    It actually looks pretty damn sexy for 1983
  35. Profile photo of Dfaulted
    Dfaulted Male 13-17
    1920 posts
    August 17, 2009 at 5:11 pm
    > osirisascend who cares
  36. Profile photo of peloos12
    peloos12 Male 18-29
    3822 posts
    August 17, 2009 at 5:13 pm
    I came in here completely expecting SOME know-it-all to have a full explanation on what this product was. You`re slacking, I-A-B.
  37. Profile photo of BullshtBob
    BullshtBob Male 30-39
    228 posts
    August 17, 2009 at 5:32 pm
    It might be made by Apple but it`s NOT an iPhone (I should know... I have one :-)
  38. Profile photo of vthokie4
    vthokie4 Male 18-29
    47 posts
    August 17, 2009 at 5:33 pm
    Seeing as it was never released we don`t know how far the production got. It could have just been an idea that they didn`t actually have the technology to build.
  39. Profile photo of mylovedied
    mylovedied Female 18-29
    153 posts
    August 17, 2009 at 5:34 pm
    Here`s a link with more info on the phone!

    http://www.kirps.com/web/main/_blog/all/...

  40. Profile photo of FangsUp
    FangsUp Female 13-17
    54 posts
    August 17, 2009 at 6:10 pm
    BullshtBob : Really, Sherlock?
  41. Profile photo of alk3v
    alk3v Male 18-29
    340 posts
    August 17, 2009 at 7:06 pm
    What the.. is he writing a check on that? I wonder if he could fax it too. That would drive the government batsh*t crazy trying to deal with check fraud.
  42. Profile photo of divine_wind
    divine_wind Male 18-29
    312 posts
    August 17, 2009 at 7:20 pm
    i would get one
  43. Profile photo of unintrasting
    unintrasting Female 18-29
    1121 posts
    August 17, 2009 at 7:28 pm
    That`s nice for 1983.
  44. Profile photo of osirisascend
    osirisascend Male 40-49
    3046 posts
    August 17, 2009 at 7:47 pm
    @ Dfaulted: You`re a cranky li`l bitch today... Who peed in your Captain Crunch?

    You need a hug or something?

  45. Profile photo of MorgueDoll
    MorgueDoll Female 18-29
    84 posts
    August 17, 2009 at 9:18 pm
    i want one
  46. Profile photo of Geogypsy
    Geogypsy Female 18-29
    2546 posts
    August 17, 2009 at 9:50 pm
    grrr...apple should have released it! Just think of how it would have effected the further progression of technology! I mean, we could have had teleporters by now (or at least that`s what I`m banking on ;-) )
  47. Profile photo of taitano
    taitano Male 30-39
    205 posts
    August 17, 2009 at 10:35 pm
    Heehee. I remember those. . . Gawd I feel old now.

    They made a bit of a deal about it in one of those "Gee whiz, look what we can do!" articles(I forget what magazine). I guess the magazine was inundated with a lot of "OMGWTFBBQ why the heck aren`t they releasing that?!?" letters. . . Then it was promtly forgotten. I tried to get my dad to get one. He read the article, laughed, then explained what prototypes and concept-models are.

    Wow. . . I REALLY feel old.

  48. Profile photo of sinfulsisi
    sinfulsisi Female 13-17
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    August 18, 2009 at 12:46 am
    @ Dfaulted: You`re a cranky li`l bitch today... Who peed in your Captain Crunch?
    You need a hug or something?
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    omg i totally bought some captain crunch today!!!
  49. Profile photo of manorrd
    manorrd Male 30-39
    2372 posts
    August 18, 2009 at 12:55 am
    @sinfulsisi

    Captain Crunch ROCKS! I`m going to post this then go have a bowl in honour of CC fans.

    (Hmmm...I`ve never tried CC and CC...)

  50. Profile photo of FIRST_poster
    FIRST_poster Male 18-29
    970 posts
    August 18, 2009 at 3:26 am
    yep, apple was, is and will always be :-P
  51. Profile photo of lukas1051
    lukas1051 Male 18-29
    3426 posts
    August 18, 2009 at 3:56 am
    Wow BullshtBob, really? You`re saying it`s not a iPhone `cause you have one? Well I`ll be damned, I mean it`s not like any of us non iPhone owners could know what an actual iPhone looks like, I mean it`s not like they`re all over the goddamn internet or anything.
  52. Profile photo of Groogle
    Groogle Male 30-39
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    August 18, 2009 at 5:11 am
    And I just bought a corded phone that look like a piece of crap for 100$... How much does that thing cost?
  53. Profile photo of savasplace
    savasplace Male 18-29
    12 posts
    August 18, 2009 at 5:36 am
    FIRST_poster is right. Apple will always be number 1
  54. Profile photo of Spirithound
    Spirithound Male 18-29
    814 posts
    August 18, 2009 at 6:09 am
    "And I just bought a corded phone that look like a piece of crap for 100$... How much does that thing cost?"

    you mean it looks terrible, or it actually looks like poo? cuz i know which of those i`d be more willing to pay 100 for!

  55. Profile photo of MetalicDemon
    MetalicDemon Male 18-29
    1485 posts
    August 18, 2009 at 6:57 am
    "silicon bank"
  56. Profile photo of BunnyNaku
    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
    5224 posts
    August 18, 2009 at 9:21 pm
    [email protected]
  57. Profile photo of scififan1234
    scififan1234 Female 18-29
    42 posts
    August 20, 2009 at 11:37 am
    Those old touch screens were a bitch to write on.
  58. Profile photo of Jesterdog
    Jesterdog Male 13-17
    40 posts
    August 21, 2009 at 6:41 am
    I coulda sworn that Bon Jovi Says a red iPhone in one of his songs and now I know he didn`t travel into the future to get the lyrics for that song :P
  59. Profile photo of nomorecheese
    nomorecheese Male 13-17
    463 posts
    September 1, 2009 at 1:21 pm
    so true, scififan, so true

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