In Pictures: Apple's 15 boldest computer designs, 1976 - 2012

Apple's computer hardware designs through the years have reflected the state of the company. Subliminal messages abound with each product release. Here are some of Apple's most bold, iconic computer designs and what we think they're telling us.

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iPhone (2007)

The story goes that Apple was working on the iPad when Steve Jobs had a revelation. Why not make it a phone? The iPhone was small enough to take everywhere but large enough to surf the Web. It could run all sorts of apps. The design itself sent the world a single message: An Apple computer can fit in your pocket and go anywhere, thus hinting at the future possibilities of computing power.

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