By Alex Fitzpatrick
April 2, 2015

Apple’s earliest Apple Watch prototype was basically just an iPhone strapped to somebody’s wrist with velcro, a new story detailing the Watch’s origins reveals.

In the early days of the the Apple Watch, software for the device was being developed at a quicker pace than the hardware, according to Wired. That meant the Apple Watch team had to rely on a decidedly bootleg method of developing the user interface: Essentially emulating the Apple Watch software on a modified iPhone.

Via Wired:


The Apple Watch is due out April 24, with preorders beginning April 10.

Read the rest of Wired’s story here: iPhone Killer: The Secret History of the Apple Watch


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