Developer upgrades 4th-gen iPod with built-in Wi-Fi and Spotify

iPod touch is formally the solitary iPod Apple has ever delivered with Wi-Fi connection, yet consider the possibility that other older iPods likewise had a web connection and admittance to web-based features.

That is actually what designer Guy Dupont had the option to do with his fourth-age iPod, which was altered with worked in Wi-Fi and the Spotify application.

The fourth-generation iPod (and we’re not discussing the iPod contact) was presented in 2004 with a small display, Click Wheel, and no wireless associations. This hasn’t prevented Dupont from transforming one of these iPods into an advanced gadget — sort of — that can even access tunes from Spotify.

Indeed, there’s very little of the first iPod left in this altered gadget. That is on the grounds that the designer supplanted practically all the interior segments to accomplish this, keeping simply the first case with Click Wheel (through Engadget). All things considered, the eventual outcome is very intriguing and amusing to see.

The “sPot,” as called by Dupont, has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth availability, in addition to a shading screen and an inner 1,000mAh battery. He utilized a $10 Raspberry Pi Zero W and a Micro-USB connector to make and introduce a rendition of Spotify (utilizing Spotify’s true APIs) that looks like the exemplary iPod interface.

The project cost under $100 altogether, however the designer has no expectation of selling changed iPods with Spotify. All things being equal, he shared more insights concerning how he fabricated the “sPot” on Hackaday and furthermore the source code of the product he made on GitHub.

Albeit this doesn’t appear to be something numerous clients will do with their iPods, it surely makes me can’t help thinking about what it would resemble if Apple had offered new forms of iPod classic or even iPod nano with Apple Music support.

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