Claudio Gomboli

Claudio Gomboli

Designer, illustrator, street photographer Joined about 7 years ago via an invitation from Fabio B.

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  • Posted to iPod Cover for iPhone ~ Concept, in reply to Phil Rau , Jan 03, 2015

    Because it's not an app, but a cover to interact with (would use the iOS widgets as well).

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  • Posted to iPod Cover for iPhone ~ Concept, in reply to Jonas Lekevicius , Jan 03, 2015

    Hey,

    Thanks for the feedback, very interesting points that I also faced while making this concept.

    About the "why": Almost everyone uses a cover with iPhone. I thought to add some useful features.

    "What are the major wins of such interface? Recreating many native apps in "iPod mode" would be a serious effort, only meaningful if there is a lot to gain." True, but still in this concept the new iOS8 widgets (or the next versions of them) would do the job. You don't need to develop another interface, but "just" a widget. It's not a complete app (unless you want to), but a quick shortcut to interact with.

    "Having sapphire crystal as screen and premium leather for everything else would make the price of such accessory close to $150" It's Apple... Have you seen the golden Apple Watch? :)

    "Ignoring the price, how would a touchscreen work through two glass screens?" Yes, this is one of my biggest concern as well. But, hey, it's a concept! And the guys at Apple show that they can bend the technology (and often the device too) in order to get what they want :)

    Cheers

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  • Posted to iPod Cover for iPhone ~ Concept, in reply to Hong Yi Dong , Jan 03, 2015

    It would not be limited to the iOS Music, if you write a widget. In this concept you can use iOS8 widgets and also interact with the notification center. Even if, of course, it's still just a concept.

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