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mishmash · 2010-07-31 · Original thread
>> it's reported that the entire iPod development process ... only took 18 months

> Pro-Apple spin machine at work.

WikiPedia reports 12 months of development for the iPod. IIRC I read the 18 month figure in Leander Kahney's Inside Steve's Brain but can't seem to find it now.

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