Apple Watch photos show a strange prototype before WatchOS 1.0

It’s extremely rare indeed: photos (unearthed, we don’t know where) show a prototype of the Apple Watch with a strange form factor, a “design” that suggests that this model was mainly used to test the first versions of WatchOS . A message will appear on one of the images on the screen, warning the user that this prototype is not for sale and cannot be loaned or shown without special permission. A “Springboard Zoom” menu provides access to the home screen for apps. The digital crown offers space for two navigation buttons. The most incredible thing is without a doubt that this prototype is in perfect condition.

The prototype of the Apple Watch with security case runs an internal Pre-WatchOS 1.0 build with internal test apps and development settings. It is extremely astonishing that something like this could still exist. without being destroyed. #appleinternal

– Apple Demo (@AppleDemoYT) December 27, 2020

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