Who can forget the charm of the cute little
iPod Classic revolutionized the personal audio listening industry post-2001, and things have never been better ever since. The cool Apple gadget spiked in sales instantly for its niche idea for the audiophile crowd of that time, me included! Then after more than a decade of glory, the iconic gadget was discontinued in 2014, to give way to the iPod Touch which was also discontinued in 2019. Of course, the new iPod touch is still there in the Apple portfolio, but it doesn’t click much with the Apple fans.
Reason enough to resurrect the iPod Classic in a modern form that’ll revive the nostalgic memories of the yesteryears when smartphones were not your one go-to gadget for all the needs – audio listening ones of course. Designer Andrea Copellino gives us a reason to dream of a future Apple gadget that’ll revive the good old times when listening to favorite songs was such a liberating experience. This he does to celebrate the two decades of the iPod Classic this year.
The cool concept is a spitting image of the iPhone 12 Pro unique design highlighted by the shimmering metal stainless steel body and the flat sides with contoured edges. Talk of the Apple’s MP3 player and how one could forget the haptic feedback of the click wheel – so, Andrea’s design brings back that element with an added touch of the Apple Remote for uniqueness. It’s so cool I want it right away.
Apple’s current design language is very evident in the concept design with a lot of glass finish and reassuring metal body casing. The iPod Classic of 2021 has a much wider proportion as compared to its inspiration which is understandable in current times. The UI has also been revamped for a seamless user experience and they come with no headphone jacks as a surprise. The reason, well, Apple would want you to use the ANC AirPods Pro with the gadget.
Designer: Andrea Copellino