Moby: I (kinda) invented the iPod and iPhone

Well, alrighty then: Moby — the electronica artist, not the whale — says he gave Apple the idea for the iPod and iPhone. In a new interview with The Guardian, he says pushed Apple to make a music player and predicted that they'd put a camera on it one day.

  Photo courtesy Entertainment Weekly.

Photo courtesy Entertainment Weekly.

Here’s what Moby had to say: “He goes on to explain how Apple launched iTunes and he told Jimmy Dickson, one of the heads, that they needed a proprietary Apple MP3 player. Their Newton device had failed and they weren’t keen, but he insisted. “A year or two later they brought me to a hotel room at the Crosby in New York, handed me the first iPod and said: ‘Steve wanted you to have this.’ I said: ‘You do know at some point this is going to have a camera and a phone attached to it?’ And they laughed at me and said that could never happen.” 

Moby (born Richard Melville Hall) is an American musician, DJ, record producer, singer, songwriter, photographer and animal rights activist. He’s known for his electronic music, veganism and support of animal rights. Moby has sold over 20 million records worldwide