Last week, a music app designed for the iPhone made the headlines. Dubbed Rewound, this is an app that basically transforms your iPhone into the iPod Classic, giving it the classic scroll wheel that the iPod is known for. It was surprising that the app was even allowed given how strict Apple is when it comes to third-parties using their product images.

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So much so that it doesn’t come as a surprise to learn that the app has since been pulled from the App Store. In a post on Medium, the app’s developers basically confirmed that it was due to the app featuring the iPod Classic’s images. According to the post, “Rewound was specifically designed not to infringe on Apple’s trademarks and we didn’t. Rewound could look many ways. Not until users started sharing/using clickwheel skins did they ban the app.”

To the developer’s credit, Rewound by default does not use the iPod Classic’s design. Instead, the skin can be downloaded after the app has been installed, which they thought would have been fine. That being said, why not just update the app to remove the offending features? According to the developers, they claim that doing so would break the app’s functionality for 170,000 of its users, and thus they are not going to do it.

Instead, they say that an alternative version of it is in the works where it will live on as a web app. They are now seeking donations on Gofundme to make that happen, so head on over and donate if you think that this is a worthy app to invest in.

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