Apple’s only current iPod, the iPod Touch, has very few (if any) advantages over the other products in Apple’s ecosystem.
While some have clamored for a refresh of the iPod Touch – like this concept here – others have proposed a different, potentially more profitable, idea. A retro collectible iPod Classic that uses Apple’s latest and greatest technology.
Thadeu Brandão’s design, pictured below, is just one of a few excellent examples of what this retro collectible could look like.
The concept sports a number of new, useful features that would make this beauty worth buying:
- Apple Watch UI
- 3D Touch (which could be substituted for haptic touch)
- Compatibility with Apple’s W1 chip
- Biometric security (TouchID)
What’s arguably more interesting than the concept itself, is the possibilities. Apple used to offer gorgeous, collectible, limited edition iPod Classics (like the Harry Potter one pictured above). I’d argue that Apple could take a similar approach with this retro device – release a yearly, custom engraved, ‘Product Red style’, super collectible.