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The End of the iPod Clickwheel 158

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the if-it-ain't-broke-fix-it dept.
Rockgod quotes a Mercury News article saying "If a recent patent filing is any indication, Apple Computer may abandon the iconic wheel that has become virtually synonymous with its popular iPod music players. The company had previously explored replacing the click wheel with a virtual one as part of a touch-sensitive display. But now Apple appears to be looking at a third option: a touch-sensitive frame surrounding the display. Rather than click a physical button or press a virtual one on the screen, users would touch an area on the frame to operate their iPod."
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The End of the iPod Clickwheel

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  • by Control Group (105494) on Sunday October 29, 2006 @10:24AM (#16632116) Homepage
    I finally broke down and bought an iPod thirty-eight - no, nine (thank you, DST) - hours ago, and now they're going to change it all up? The rat bastards.

    Looks like all my years of supercilious PC-user loathing for all things Apple were justified, after all!! Well, I'll show them - just you wait to see what I do with those Apple stickers you so helpfully put in the box...JUST YOU WAIT.

    (Yes, I have been up all night migrating DBs, bouncing servers, and racking crap in our cage. How could you tell?)

  • So (Score:3, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday October 29, 2006 @11:58AM (#16632846)
    Why reinvent the wheel!

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