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.
While Apple’s CEO Tim Cook wants the company to be remembered for its contribution to health care, it’s probably safe to assume that there are many who would remember Apple for their contribution to music, especially with the iPod which kind of led the charge on the digital music front.
When it comes to Apple, there are several names that are synonymous with the company. One of those names is Jony Ive, who for the past three decades has helped Apple create its signature look in its products, where he can be credited for a variety of design of Apple products ranging from its computers to its mobile devices.
Apple has, over the years, created a variety of products that has had its share of failures and successes. One of Apple’s biggest success stories which changed the way we listen to music, consumed music, and potentially played a role in the creation of the iPhone, is none other than the iPod.
After years of not bothering with its iPod lineup anymore, it was a bit of a surprise to learn that Apple could actually be thinking of releasing an updated iPod touch four years after the last generation. Now it looks like there is evidence of that rumor being true according to developer Steve Troughton-Smith who discovered references made to the iPod touch in the iOS 12.2 beta.
Recently there was a rumor that claimed that Apple could be looking to revive the iPod touch lineup with the launch of a 7th-gen model. It is an interesting choice given that Apple had initially pitched the iPhone as having the capabilities of an iPod, but now we might have a better idea of what Apple could be thinking of doing.
For the longest time ever, Apple was known for their iPods where it managed to earn the company a lot of money. In recent times ever since Apple introduced the iPhone, the need to carry around a separate media player diminished to the point where Apple removed mentions of the iPod on its website.
Apple has created many products over the decades that it has been in existence, where every now and then we see a different product take the limelight. At one point in time, Apple’s existence was very much defined by the iPod, the portable media player that took the world by storm.
Apple’s iPod is no more, and that has been the case for several years now. Given that the iPhone and iPad do a more than capable job of storing and playing music, especially with Apple Music, it made sense that Apple would no longer need the iPod. However if you do miss the iPod, then this concept case might be of interest to you.
When it comes to creating something, people are usually inspired by something, such as a book, a movie, something someone said, inspired by nature, and so on. However could it be possible that when the iPhone was invented, musician Moby might have had a hand in its creation?
Apple’s HomePod will be released on the 9th of February, and we’re sure that there are probably some who are wondering if perhaps in the future, Apple could be releasing variants of the HomePod. Given that Google has the Home, Home Mini, and Home Max, and Amazon has a slew of Echo variants, it wouldn’t really come as a surprise.
Despite Android continuing to control a large portion of the smartphone market, it seems that due to the high margins in Apple’s iOS products together with the number of iPhones and iPads sold over the years, Apple is still making a ton of money. In fact Asymco’s Horace Dediu has predicted (via 9to5Mac) that total revenue made from iOS could hit $1 trillion this year.
Seeing early iPods pop up on eBay isn’t new, and for the most part the devices are priced around the $20,000 range. However this has changed as it has been spotted that there is an original unopened first-gen iPod on eBay that is currently being priced at a whopping $200,000 for the collectors out there.
With Apple’s iPhones being more than capable of playing music, we guess the need for a separate dedicated music player is becoming less, but who could forget the iPod which is probably one of Apple’s more iconic products. Today also marks the 15th year since Steve Jobs first unveiled the device back in October 23, 2011.