iPhone ///gs

This post was published more than a few years ago (on 2009-06-10) and may contain inaccurate technical information, outmoded thoughts, or cringe takes. Proceed at your own risk.

The new iPhone announced on Monday is officially called the “iPhone 3G S” by Apple, but others (myself included) immediately started calling it the “///gs” — a combination of the Apple ///, and the Apple ][gs, two early pre-Macintosh Apple computers.

This was too good an idea to pass up, so I’ve created iPhone and Desktop wallpaper for both a completely retro “iphone ///gs” design, and one that combines the retro with a little bit of modern shiny look.

Just click on the thumbnails below to view the full-size version, which you can drag straight to your desktop to save.

As always, the Apple logo (six-color or otherwise) is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc..

iPhone ///gs Desktop Retro (2560x1600)

iPhone ///gs Desktop Modern (2560x1600)

iPhone ///gs Retro (320x480)
iPhone ///gs Retro (320x480)
iPhone ///gs Modern (320x480)
iPhone ///gs Modern (320x480)

Here's the SVG, if you want to make something of your own:

iPhone IIIgs SVG

4 thoughts on “iPhone ///gs”

  1. I can’t help nitpicking: the Apple IIGS wasn’t in fact released before the Macintosh. It was released in September 1986, when the first Mac was released in January 1984. The Apple /// was released sometime in 1980 if memory serves, so at least that bit’s right 🙂

    – Alex

  2. Alex,

    Yes, I knew the IIGS shipped after the Macintosh, but the Apple I, ][, and /// were for the most part pre-Mac tech, and I was trying not to bore everyone with a history lesson before I got the the actual point of the post. But yes, absolutely correct. 🙂

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