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This is what people thought the first iPhone would look like

This is what people thought the first iPhone would look like
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Tech sites - and tech fans - live for guessing what the next big thing will look like. Whether it's leaked photos of the new iPhone 6 or mockups of smart watches, we love guessing.

But sometimes those guesses go astray - especially when the gadget is completely new.

In 2005 and 2006, techies everywhere were trying to guess what Apple's newest gadget - the game-changing iPhone - was going to look like. Mostly, they were wrong!

Here are a few of the most interesting guesses, as found by Gizmodo.

flip iphone

This one runs with what phones looked like at the time. It attaches an iPod to a flip phone. Not even close!

slide iphone

This one is an interesting try. It looks like a next-generation iPod with a slide-out keyboard. Notice that a lot of the guesses included the iPod click wheel. Nobody seemed to be guessing it would be a touch screen.

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