In Pictures: The hidden iPhone - New photos from early 2006 show Apple's design tinkering

Even as iPhone 5 fever heats up, Apple-Samsung court case puts focus on original iPhone

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Court documents show that in early 2006, Apple was considering a range of iPhone designs, one that looks remarkably like the iPhone 4, and others that were inspired by Sony. Check out this slideshow of never-before-seen images of the path-breaking smartphone's early possibilities.

A big part of the Apple-Samsung patent infringement case revolves around allegations that some of Samsung's cellphones and tablet computers are too closely styled after Apple's products. Samsung seems to be saying that Apple, too, looked to other companies for its phone design.

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