Sonny Dickson has images and video of what he claims is the iPod-based interface — including a gnarly-looking, on-screen click wheel — that almost beat out iOS for the iPhone. Whether it's legitimate or not, let me just say this: Thank Christ it didn't see the light of day.
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Today is the iPod's 15th birthday, her Quiñceanera if you will. While some tech blogs celebrated — the International Business Times even coined it National iPod Day — the most important people appear to have forgotten: Apple, the iPod's own daddy. No press release. No tweet from the Apple official account, or Apple Music or Apple Support. No tweet from Tim Cook. Steve Jobs is too busy either hanging with the tech angels in future heaven to notice, or caught in a circle of hell where the fires are fuelled by Galaxy Note 7s, weeping for his sweet iPod.
Remember last year how everyone freaked out when Apple cancelled the iPod Classic? For anyone who could bear to give up all that storage space, that was a golden opportunity to make a killing on eBay — but the moment appears to have passed.
When Apple quietly killed off the iPod Classic earlier this year, there was a small outcry from Apple loyalists with sizeable music collections. And if current prices are anything to go buy, it looks like some people haven't given up on the dream of owning one.
During a court hearing in Oakland, California, it's come to light that, between 2007 and 2009, Apple deleted tracks downloaded from rival music services off of iPods. According to attorney Patrick Coughlin, users who downloaded music from other services and then tried to sync them to their iPod using iTunes would receive an error message.