iPod Interface Feature Request

Wednesday, September 07 2005

The new Apple iPod Nano is super drool worthy. Super tiny, lots of space, and a color screen.

But there’s one big problem: the headphone jack is on the bottom of the device. This is no good for a lot of reasons (though you could totally live with it). While thinking about this problem, I thought of a bigger solution.

iPods with screens should allow you rotate the entire interface, including wheel controls. So, if the iPod is on its side as shown here, you could rotate the screen 90 degrees, as well as the wheel controls. It’s a little thing, but I think it’d be useful.