One of Apple's most iconic devices, the iPod, went from idea to launch in a single year: 2001.
That's according to Tony Fadell, the man regularly credited as the "father of the iPod." Fadell told Stripe CEO Patrick Collison about the history of the iPod's creation for Collison's blog.
Fadell said his first conversation with Apple about the iPod project didn't take place until January 2001. "There was no team, prototype, designs, nothing," Fadell said.
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