The exponential success of the iPhone worldwide led to the iPod being gradually relegated to the background. In fact, the only model currently on sale is the iPod Touch, which was renovated just last May. Despite the above, the device will always be remembered as one of the most emblematic products in Apple’s modern history, precisely because it propelled its return to the forefront of the technology industry.
Although a large number of people still keep their iPods, you may soon have the opportunity to relive their experience through the iPhone. Elvin Hu, a design student at Cooper Union College in New York, is developing an application that turns the Apple terminal into an iPod Classic. Even more interesting, the proposal preserves the functioning of the click wheel. You can see it in action in the following video:
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As you may have noticed, the app also integrates one of the most memorable features of the first iPhone, the Cover Flow view of the albums. As Hu explained, he’s been working on the project since last October, hoping to finish it before the end of this year. Although he intends to publish it in the App Store, he is aware that Apple could reject it due to patents “and other reasons”.
However, if the company refused, it would also launch the application as an open source project, as the community has shown great interest in analyzing the operation of its app.