The big lawsuit between Apple and Samsung provides a rare glimpse into Apple’s design process and shows among other early prototypes.
Sony has been the inspiration for an early prototype from Apple, it can be seen on new unpublished images. The pictures have come to light as a result of a lawsuit between Samsung and Apple.
One of the most interesting are pictures of a design, which Apple rummaged with back in 2006, i.e. before the first iPhone. On the picture we see clearly that the inspiration was picked up by Sony.
According to our site, then it was also from Sony Apple took inspiration for it which ended up to be the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S. You can see more pictures here.