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I’m a sucker for a good product concept, and as such, Claudio Gomboli has captured my heart and mind with a smart accessory that turns the front of your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus into an iPod Classic.

Gomboli’s concept brings back the old school click-wheel that we all know so well from the classic iPods. It turns the app and feature filled iPhone 6 into a slimmed down user interface with quick access to Music, Podcasts, and more like an iPod Classic.

The point of the concept is to save users the hassle of having to open their phone to change music. While of course music skipping can be done from the iOS 8 home screen, this is pretty rad. It slaps on just like Apple’s Smart Cover for the iPad with premium leather.

Of course, this isn’t coming to market – just some imagination at work. Apple designers should definitely take note.

[Claudio GomboliThanks for the tip, Brad!

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  • Past0rB

    I’d buy this in a heartbeat. Awesome concept for the gym and other music-needed-quickly settings.

    • This is like the old iClassic tweak. I wish they had continued the development.. If this cover were to come out I’d definitely consider grabbing one.

      • gittlopctbi

        This would be even better than the cover concept. You should shoot the dev a link to this article and beg him to make it for iOS 8.

      • NekoMichi

        Oh gosh yes, I loved that Cydia tweak. But didn’t they have to take it down after receiving copyright complaints from Apple? It was either this or an iPod Classic tweak for Nintendo DS that was taken down by Apple.

      • Its still available.. Just can’t install it on iOS 8.

  • Mark Kramer

    If it’s only a concept then why does it matter what version of iphone you have? Very cool idea though.

  • Ishaan Malhotra


  • Kevin Shih

    Awesome Concept!!

  • The Fluffy Alpaca

    I would buy that.

  • Walter White

    Take my money


  • Sean Cua

    kickstart this shit.

  • Jason Baroni

    Would totally buy this!!!

  • Yash Gorana


  • Pintér Máté

    Like it!

  • Nirvana

    Great concept, really gives me a sense of reminiscence!

  • Briggamortis


  • Liam Mulcahy


  • Jonathan

    Anyone have an iPhone 6 plus jailbroken? on a theme, and I need to know what to name the wallpapers. So, if you do, and willing to take a few minutes to help me, please contact me on twitter. 🙂 @Firebirdflame1

    • Alberto Espinal

      What do mean Jonathan, mine is jailbroken but what wallpaper you are talking about?

      • Jonathan

        The stock wallpapers for the iPhone 6 plus. In my theme, I include wallpapers for the iPhone 5, etc, but not 6 plus, as I don’t know the name or size. Would you be willing to help? If so, I just need a couple things.
        Rotate iPhone to landscape so you can see the full name and take a screenshot.
        Then, open any one of them. What is the image size?
        Finally, find the other image of the same wallpaper. There’s a full size, and a thumbnail. I need the resolution of both.

        Kinda extensive, but if you are willing to get those 3 pieces of information, I would greatly appreciate it. 🙂

      • Alberto Espinal

        There you go Jonathan, let me know if you need anything else!

      • Jonathan

        Awesome thank you so much!! Exactly what I needed!
        You’ll be finding ReOS in Cydia in the coming weeks. 🙂

      • Alberto Espinal


  • Mohammad Ridwan

    Wow! I Love it!

  • gittlopctbi

    I like it!

  • The_Kingfish

    If he could bump up the capacity of the iPhone it’s running on to 160GB or hacked even higher (240 or 256 SSD) then I’d be interested. Sorry Tim Cook but you made a dumb move killing off your large capacity device without replacing it with another one. There are still many of us with huge music libraries that don’t want to have to connect to the internet just to play them.

    • Andrew

      If 128GB isn’t big enough… I don’t know what you are o.O

      I’m doing fine on my 16GB :p

      • mike

        Everyone on iDB needs at least 64 GB for some reason. I keep all my data on cloud storage so anything higher than 16 GB isn’t necessary.

    • iTunes Match has solved my capacity problems. I couldn’t live without iTunes Match nowadays, I am always pushing the 25,000 song limit as it is…

  • disqus_lGE0YYrTRa

    I wish this could work but I don’t think that it could. The reason for this is because the phones don’t use amoled displays. If they did they could turn off individual pixels. So until Apple changes to amoled, this might not be possible.

  • Rares

    It’s like using a retro phone headset.

  • Mersc

    3mm thick? Whoaaa. As pictured that thing is <1mm

    • Warmachine69

      Were would you put a 3.5mm headphone jack

      • Manuel

        This concept doesn’t have it’s own headphone jack.
        It is “just” a click wheel cover + (stock) music app 😉

      • Mersc

        The thickness of the cover has nothing to do with the headphone jack.

  • vivalaivsca

    DOOOOD, i want this.

  • Sleetui

    Start a petition for the developer to redevelop or allow others to develop and update this. 😀

  • Raul M

    wasn’t there a tweak called IClassic? i can’t find it in cydia? A music player that made it look like Ipod classic forgot about it till i saw this article lol

  • Warmachine69

    I control my music & change songs on my pebble but this cool too!

  • al7oot

    Wow.. definitely will buy it.

  • wire


  • Totally Awesome Concept! I Would Buy This!

  • David Dinius

    Don’t use an iphone but if i had one I would buy this without thinking twice. I would love to see this come to market

  • Bo

    Totally achievable and awesome idea

  • Denniz Bednarc

    if iPhones had this i would buy them!

  • Denniz Bednarc

    Apple HAS to see this!!!!

  • Denniz Bednarc

    Samsung S view cover? Go and die samsung! You can’t beat this!