The Apple Core: Say hello to HoverPod

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Date: Friday, July 21st, 2006, 10:08
Category: The Apple Core

ipod-proximity-patent.jpgRemember all the rumors about Apple’s “true video” iPod? The one with the full-screen display and the virtual click wheel that appeared and disappeared as needed? My problem with that concept was something that has been the scourge of the iPod nano – scratches.
I originally dismissed the early “all-screen” (or button-less) iPod mockups as fantasy because of the overwhelming potential for scratching. How on earth could Apple release an iPod that required users to drag their fingers across the screen in order to change the volume or to switch tracks? It would have more scratches that a dog with fleas.
Read the rest of the story on my ZDNet Blog: The Apple Core.