In Pictures: Apple's 15 boldest computer designs, ...
The iPod mp3 player was the design that ignited Apple's meteoric rise in the last decade. The precursor to the iPhone, the iPod delivered "a thousand songs in your pocket" through copious amounts of computing power in a tiny form factor that's easy to use. The hardware design of the original iPod and its successors gave Apple its winning identity, one of style and sensibility.
"With the release of the video iPod in 2005, we were hooked -- no turning back," says Yamaguma.
In Pictures: Apple's 15 boldest computer designs, 1976 - 2012