Rewound recently launched an iOS app specifically designed for those who had longed for the “old days” of iPod Classic. Louis Anslow's creation allowed users to turn their iPhone into a digital version of Apple's music player. Although it became popular, reaching over 170,000 users, the Cupertino giant didn't “like” the app so much and decided to remove it from the App Store.
Louis Anslow claims, in a blog post on Medium website, which Apple withdrew the application not only because one of its most popular interfaces would be copying the iPod design from the center wheel, but also for charging for Apple Music services and being mistaken for an official Apple company product. .
The creator of Rewound claims that the reasons behind the withdrawal of the App Store are unfounded, since its original interface does not resemble a product of the technology giant. Also, the iPod Classic mode that eventually made it popular due to its resemblance to Apple's classic device design was not one of the app's core features.
For now, Louis Anslow does not want to put an end to his creation, so he decided to start a funding campaign on the GoFundMe platform to keep it alive outside the App Store, considering moving into the Android operating system world.
Rewound is not alone in deciding to appeal to the most nostalgic users. The creation of Elvin Hu, a design student at Cooper Union College in New York, promises to turn any iPhone into a digital version of the classic gadget. Although he intends to launch it on the App Store, the young man indicates that Apple most likely will not approve it.