An Apple collector named Giulio Zompetti shared photos of the first generation iPad prototype; with two different connection ports, bottom and left. Some prototype images leaked to the internet by technology lovers such as Giulio Zompetti reveal the first forms of smart devices; such as tablets or phones that have become a part of our daily lives today.
Zompetti has made a collection of rare devices from Apple that are no longer available on the market. He shared an iPad prototype showing that the brand actually wanted to use two different connectors on its first generation iPads; but then gave up.
The first generation iPads were introduced to the market with a single 30-pin connector. Thanks to the connection socket at the bottom; the device could be charged and also plugged into the keyboard that Apple sold under its name.
Zompetti shared a post on Twitter. The post shows that the first iPad prototype has a connection port placed not only at the bottom, but also on the left. There were two connection input ideas that were supposed to offer simultaneous charging support. This idea was likely rejected by Steve Jobs shortly before production. In other words, the first generation iPads were offered for sale with only one connection input.