OREANDA-NEWS. Collector Cable Sasser told about how the first version of the legendary Apple player looked like. The photo shows that under the yellow protective case hiding the design of the first iPod, there is a device that is several times smaller than the case. The prototype has buttons for navigation - in four directions. In addition, you can control the music playback using the wheel. The man posted an image of a rare gadget on the Panic blog.

Also in this prototype there is a monochrome display, as well as a connector through which you can diagnose and control the device. According to the collector, the design of the first iPod was kept strictly secret exactly until the announcement of the appearance of the musical gadget.

As Sasser emphasized, this prototype is very valuable because of it's rarity. The collector decided to show it to the public in connection with the anniversary of the announcement of the first Apple player, which occurred on October 23, 2001.

The original iPod with a control wheel received a drive with a capacity of 5 and 10 gigabytes, with it's help it was possible to play WAV, AIFF, MP3, AAC formats. The battery for the device was enough for up to 12 hours. As a result, the player has become one of the most popular Apple gadgets in the world.