AS Apple celebrates its 40th birthday today we take a look at some of their most bizarre gadgets that didn’t make the cut, The Sun reports. The firm has released some truly revolutionary merchandise since its inception by founders Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne in a small bedroom in California on April 1 1976.
From the new i-This and i-That, Apple fans just can’t get enough of the firm’s latest merchandise including phones, laptops and computers. But here are some truly weird and innovative ideas that failed to impress:
The old school dual-screen display
This set-up idea being kicked around in the early 80s designed by Hartmut Esslinger, founder of Frogdesign.
A vertical monitor
Apple designer Hartmut Esslinger had plans for a Macintosh with a vertical screen called Concept 2.
The Apple Snow White 1 Tablet Mac and the Apple Snow White 3 MacPhone were weird tablet-phones developed in the 80s,
An Angular iPhone 4
It was the iPhone 4 that never was to be thanks to the Apple vs Samsung lawsuit.
The Octagon iPhone
This one was created at the height of Apple and Samsung’s epic patent row until Apple opted for a more rectangle with rounded corner.
A Wrist Computer
The Time Band dates back to 1991 when it was published in the Japanese magazine Axis.