Elvin Hu, a design student & iOS Developer at Cooper Union college in New York, has created an ios app that turns your iPhone into the classic iPod with click wheel interface. He has been working to the same since October and has shared an early look on his twitter handle.
He told The Verge what inspired him to do this project
Hu built the app because he was working on a paper about the development of the iPod at school. “I’ve always been a fan of Apple products since I was a kid,” revealed Hu in an email to The Verge. “Before my family could afford one, I would draw the UI layout of iPhone on lids of Ferrero Rocher boxes. Their products (among other products, such as Windows Vista and Zune HD) have greatly influenced my decision of pursuing design as a career.”Elvin Hu ( To The Verge)
Hu expected to complete this project by the end of this year but he’s sure whether the apple will release the same.
Whether I can release it or not does depend on whether Apple approve it. I believe they have legitimate reasons not to (patents and other reasons).”
If Apple does block the release, which is likely, then Hu may “release it as an open source project after seeing the response from the community.”Elvin Hu ( To The Verge)
Apart from this, the former Apple Engineer Tony Fadell quoted it as a nice throwback.
This Application Includes the following Features
- Apple’s old Cover Flow feature.
- a 3D graphical interface
- works in landscape mode
What do you think should apple release this application?