The new image and video look like an Apple Watch prototype, concealed by a small security box similar to an iPod. It is rare under the product development curtain of a secret company founded by Steve Jobs. one sight. This is the first time we were mocked by Twitter user Apple Demo a few months ago. This is the first time we have seen the device turned on and running Apple’s own internally developed application on a version prior to watchOS 1.0.
The video first shows the original cardboard packaging used to deliver the prototype hardware to the testers. The label reads: “This product is classified as an Apple secret and designated as an “super”
After the touch screen device is turned on, we can see that it has been configured to display Apple’s own internal applications. One of them is the “Lisa Tester”, identified by the icon of Lisa Simpson, but it may be a tribute to Jobs’s daughter and the product of the same name from Apple’s Lisa Computer, one of the first computers with a GUI interface. The application allows testers to adjust the UI elements of the Watch prototype. The “Springboard zoom” app inside Lisa Tester is very similar to the original watchOS home screen that came with the first Apple Watch in 2015.
There is no Digital Crown for navigation. Instead, the buttons along the right side of the box can be used for home and power. The “Home” button on the front and the volume up/down buttons on the left seem to have never been displayed and may not be available. When you click Settings, the device will report that it has not yet received FCC sales approval to further confirm its prototype status.
Assuming the prototype is real-it must be that-then this is an outstanding example of a pre-production Apple device that we have never seen before.