In 2019 Apple surprised us with the launch of the seventh generation iPod touch, inheriting the processor of the iPhone 7, but maintaining the same classic aesthetics of this range. By then it seemed an outdated product, so in 2021 it is even more so. However, could this product be redesigned to make sense again? We analyze this possibility based on video concepts that make it spectacular.
Price would be a key factor, once again
We are not going to deny that price is always a determining factor for the future of a product. And although when talking about Apple it seems that it always makes expensive products and that they are still successful, the truth is that it is a factor to take into account and more when it comes to a device that at many levels has become obsolete with the arrival of The iPhones. The iPod triumphed at the beginning of the 2000s, but today we all carry music on our smartphone.
The current iPod touch starts at 239 euros in the Apple Store. Yes, it is true that its difference with the cheapest iPhone is 250 euros, but it could even be small if we take into account several factors. The reason for the sale of the device is to enjoy music, but with the full iOS experience. However, this is a device that will become outdated before the iPhone for sale and that is limited by the impossibility of adding a SIM card or having a size and features that no longer resemble modern smartphones.
The dynamics of society to listen to their music has changed a lot and having to carry one more device for it is something tedious for many. Due to the current trend, there are more chances that the iPod will die permanently and remain as one of Apple’s most revolutionary products, but if they decide to resurrect it again, they should study the price well so that it does not look like a product more made for nostalgic people.
Is the Apple Watch the modern iPod?
Years ago there were straps that allowed iPods to be worn on the wrist and now we already have a device with its own operating system that is already on our wrist. Even on an aesthetic level it could be somewhat reminiscent of an iPod nano without buttons. In watchOS we can listen to music, podcast and even make and receive calls… It’s an iPod! And it also does not mean carrying another accessory in your pocket, but it is always with us and has many other outstanding functions for exercising or taking health measurements.
Designs with which the iPod would return triumphant
The web is littered with great work by highly creative minds. Some designers like Tech Blood have published on their YouTube channels some concepts in these months that would make the iPod reborn in a brilliant way in terms of aesthetics. These videos are not from Apple and are not even based on real rumors, but they help us to see some of the many variants that the company could take if it decided to re-launch an iPod to replace the current model.