On October 23, 2001 the original iPod was born. It is also another example of Apple smartly marrying design and function. Below left is the Pocket Radio (model T3) designed by Dieter Rams (German, born 1932) and Ulm Hochschule für Gestaltung (German, established 1953), which is on display at MoMA. Below right is Jony Ive's design of the first generation iPod. Dieter Rams was obviously one of Ive's design heroes.
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