iPod Nano design influence?

A sneeze diverted a recent conversation into discussion of my Bionaire ultrasonic humidifier and how it resembles the old third generation iPod Nano although, unlike the iPod Nano, the humidifier does not lack a simple on/off switch. A suggestion that the iPod influenced the humidifier, if a stretch, may seem less so given that my interlocutor works in the user interface (UI) design field. What do you think?

An Apple iPod Nano 3rd generation and a Bionaire humidifier.

An Apple iPod Nano 3rd generation and a Bionaire humidifier (not to scale as the iPod Nano is relatively enlarged here).

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