The iPod with Click Wheel

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Way easier to use than the iPod nano, the iPod Click Wheel was a brilliant and intuitive solution to the question of how you scroll through hundreds of songs in your pocket. The iPod Classic lives on, but its UI could certainly do with a refresh. Forget video and photos -- these can be done on your iPhone. Instead Apple should focus on adding the basics: Wi-Fi sync, a podcast client, and iTunes Match.

Don’t think of this as reinventing the wheel; more like bringing it up to date.


Way easier to use than the iPod nano, the iPod Click Wheel was a brilliant and intuitive solution to the question of how you scroll through hundreds of songs in your pocket. The iPod Classic lives on, but its UI could certainly do with a refresh. Forget video and photos -- these can be done on your iPhone. Instead Apple should focus on adding the basics: Wi-Fi sync, a podcast client, and iTunes Match.Don’t think of this as reinventing the wheel; more like bringing it up to date.