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New pictures show how Apple kept the design of the first iPod a secret by making prototypes look ridiculous

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

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Apple's wildly popular iPod first launched in October 2001.
A rare prototype of a near-final iPod model was recently shown off.
The device is massive and looks nothing like the final product - that was intentional, to hide the design from Apple's own staff.
Before former Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled what would become the world's most popular portable music player, Apple's iPod was a massive, unwieldy device that looked nothing like the final product. It featured the iconic click wheel, and it was able to play music. It even had a tiny screen for scrolling through a library of songs!...
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