iPod Click Wheel is coming back in an iPhone app

It looks like iPod. It works like iPod.

A designer-developer student at Cooper Union College in New York, Elvin Hu is working on an iPhone app that will recreate the old-school loved-by-all iPod Classic. He shared the video in a tweet that has more than 1 million views by now. 

The app covers the whole screen with an iPod like design with a wheel. It will contain the old Cover Flow functionality in it as well, as seen in the demo shown by the app developer. Cover Flow was a well-known feature showing a 3D visual view that allows the user to scroll and flip through the albums and playlists.

To make the app give a more iPod like expereince, he has added functionality that will cause click sounds and provide haptic feedback, which we believe would use 3D touch technology in iPhones. Elvin plans to show these features in his next video (we will be waiting). 

The iOS developer has been building this iPhone app since October, using the latest Swift UI development tools. He unveiled some of the glimpses of his product on his Twitter account. 

“Father of the iPod” called it Nice Throwback

In another tweet, Elvin mentioned Father of the iPod ‘Tony Fadell’ about his remarks on his work. On this early look of the app, Tony Fadell replied “NICE THROWBACK”. The young iOS developer would be delighted.

Apple’s design fan!


In an email to The Verge, Elvin credited Apple products’ design as the reason he pursued it as a career. He said he used to draw iPod on a paper with a pencil during his school days.

READ ALSO: Apple’s AirPods will hit 60 million shipments this year

“I’ve always been a fan of Apple products since I was a kid,…Their products (among other products, such as Windows Vista and Zune HD) have greatly influenced my decision of pursuing design as a career.”

He further showed his love for Apple and its products by expressing his desire to be hired by Apple. 

So you miss the iPod era? Do share and comment your views!

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