Item #: SCP-1021
Object Class: Euclid
Description: Object is an Apple Inc brand portable media player, commonly known as an ipod, of a version which has not been designed or produced by Apple incorporated yet. The object is severely worn, it has been dismantled, damaged and some parts are missing. Carbon dating suggests the object is 430-440 years old, it has been confirmed that the object existed in 1723.
SCP custody history: In 1949 NATO intelligence protocols saw the transference of the ipod from British military intelligence into US military intelligence where it was determined to be of unknown origin as an SCP Safe class object, it remained in the UK. In 1967 attention was brought of it's similarity to the integrated circuit and the newly formed apple company, it was decided not to attempt to activate it. In 1984 operative ██████ ██████████ attempted to activate it to obtain the information inside on her spare time, in 1987 fragments of the damaged files were played at a recording studio with equipment ██████ ██████████ "lacked at home" revealing that it was a music player. Richard ██████, an employee at the recording studio, was present and used his memory of the sound fragments to kick start a short-lived career as a singer and songwriter. In 1988 ██████ ██████████ informed her superiors of the breach in protocol, the idea that this object is from the future was acknowledged and it's status was increased to Euclid. It is unknown the extent of damage this causality loop has caused. No further breaches occurred and apple designed and developed the iPod concept without information transfer from SCP facilities.
Addendum: Euclid status will be reduced to safe once Apple designs this current design. If this does not occur then a causality loop has occurred and Richard ██████ will have to be terminated to prevent this timeline from becoming non-existant.
Pre-SCP custody history: Historical sources suggest it was first discovered by Wyandat tribespeople before being abandoned in a settlement after a smallpox epidemic where it was discovered by a French explorer crew member in 1703. The explorer retired in Marseilles where the ipod remained in the possession of his family for 20 years until it was passed to watchmaker Françoise Aubriet whom wrote an account of it's discovery, dismantled it and recorded it's materials and layout, unable to determine it's function and fearing religious persecution he decided not to reveal his work to the public. The iPod remained in the Aubriet family until 1814 when it was dismantled again and sold in parts for it's unusual materials. In 1917 George Ascot obtained a piece of integrated circuit and was motivated to spend much money and time tracking down the missing pieces. Successful in retrieving components containing information, he did not obtain several key functional components. George Ascot donated the artifact to the university of Cambridge where it was confiscated by the authorities. The examinations by Françoise Aubriet were later tracked down and also confiscated.