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Photos: Apple iPhone concepts

Apple may have lost the "<a href="http://www.cnet.com/4520-13271_1-6685260-1.html">iPhone</a>" trademark to Linksys, but all signs point toward the company introducing a cell phone in early 2007. Through 2006, scores of iPhone concept images have appeared online, some of which have been touted as the real thing. So until we hear an actual Apple announcement, take a look at some of the concepts.

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1 of 12 appleiphone.blogspot.com
Some of the first concept images to emerge were of these silly looking flip-phone designs in green and red.
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2 of 12 Ministry of Tech
Slider designs, like this rather unsightly model with too many buttons, were popular in many iPhone concepts.
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3 of 12 Cedric Ceucke
This simple concept took a standard iPod and added a touch screen. And wouldn't you like to have a phone book with Bill Gates' and Steve Jobs' numbers?
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4 of 12 Gizmodo
We wouldn't flip over this design that features a quirky iPod Click Wheel.
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5 of 12 appleiphone.blogspot.com
Add a slider design with a hidden keypad to an iPod, and you get this camera-equipped concept.
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6 of 12 Isamu Sanada
Apple gets into the thin-phone craze with this flip concept.
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7 of 12 appleiphone.blogspot.com
A circular keypad surrounding an iPod Click Wheel makes us think of the Nokia 3600.
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8 of 12 appleiphone.blogspot.com
A phone and what appears to be the coming video iPod are combined to form this concept.
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9 of 12 Michael from Liechtenstein
We'd expect better from Apple's design department than this dull candy bar concept.
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10 of 12 Rainmanbk
This black slider concept features a Cingular logo and a keypad from the Motorola Razr. It's not especially pretty, no, but at least it's not the Motorola Rokr.
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11 of 12 Isamu Sanada
This slider concept parts in the middle to reveal a camera lens and a speaker.
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12 of 12 Engadget
Just kidding; this wasn't really meant to be an iPhone concept. But it's amusing nonetheless.

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