A new interview with the star suggests that electronic musician Moby may have invented the iPhone.
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The ‘Porcelain’ producer is gearing up to release his newest album ‘Everything Was Beautiful, And Nothing Hurt’ on March 2. He made the out-there claim in a new Guardian interview.
“I’m hesitant to talk about this because it sounds either like nonsense, or self-aggrandising,” says Moby, before explaining that he told Apple after the launch of iTunes that they needed their own Apple mp3 player. “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.’,” Moby continues. “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.”
Read the full interview here.
Despite being integral in the iPod’s development, the star has previously expressed his love of vinyl’s warmth, comparing it to a mother-child bond.
“There’s sort of like an evolutionary aspect to this,” he said. “There was a study done where mothers – I don’t know if this is esoteric or relevant or not – but mothers and newborns were put in separate rooms, and were connected by video camera and monitor. And when it was real-time, the babies were happy. And then they introduced a delay of less than a thousandth of a second, and the babies started crying. Because they knew something was off.”
Moby continued: “And I would posit that the difference between the most highest bit-rate digital and the analog wave of vinyl, like, a bit-rate–we always know that there are steps in there. That’s why I think, when people talk about the warmth of vinyl, we’re so accustomed–because we’re looking for emotional connection. So there’s just something–at least for me–there’s something that’s more authentic about it.”