Prototype of a Pacific Blue iPhone 12 Pro surfaces on Twitter

iPhone 12 Pro Pacific Blue Prototype
iPhone 12 Pro Pacific Blue Prototype (Image credit: Giulio Zompetti)

What you need to know

  • A prototype of the iPhone 12 Pro in Pacific Blue has popped up on Twitter.
  • It gives a look at Apple's internal software for testing the device.

A prototype of the iPhone 12 Pro in Pacific Blue has surfaced on Twitter. Giulio Zompetti posted photos of the prototype, saying that the device was running Switchboard, an internal non-UI variant of iOS 14.1.

Pacific Blue #prototype iPhone 12 Pro, running a factory operative system called SwitchBoard, which is a nonUI variant of our well known iOS 14.1.

The first photo shows off some of the internal apps that Apple uses as part of the SwitchBoard operating system. The second photo focuses on the back of the iPhone 12 Pro, showing off the Pacific Blue color that rolled out when Apple announced the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max in October.

This is the first iPhone 12 Pro prototype we've seen, but it's certainly not the only notable Apple prototype in recent memory. In December, an Apple Watch prototype also popped up on Twitter showing off an early build of watchOS and a watch inside of a security case.

It's always interesting to see a prototype Apple product, and this one is no exception.

Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.