If you want to experience the iPod’s Click Wheel on your iPhone, try The Rewound, which is described herein. The app is now available on the App Store, a very basic music player that turns the iPhone into an iPod with downloadable skin and syncs with Apple Music Music Music Library. The app also supports haptic feedback, so the interface and experience is very much like a classic iPod.
Rewound’s developer is Louis Anslow from Rethink, who has been polishing the app for nearly a year. The idea for the app is to bring buttons back and nostalgia for products like iPods. In an interview withmedia outlet The Verge, Anslow said: “You can program the look of any device, so it can become anything. “
In Rewound’s marketing campaign, Anslow did not explicitly emphasize the ability to turn the iPhone into an iPod, which users can replace by downloading the app through the App Store. Rewound currently only supports Apple Music, but plans to support Spotify in the future. Anslow also said it was working on an iOS plug-in, perhaps with an “iPod Nano” on the lock screen in the future.