This is a sad story. Luke Dormehl on an iPod-like app that Apple was afraid to allow on the App Store:
Apple has given the App Store boot to an app which transformed your iPhone into an iPod Classic, complete with virtual clickwheel.
It’s called Rewound. I bought it. Great app. Just like having an iPod in your iPhone.
The Rewound app charted globally. It makers claimed that it was helping people experience their music “in a whole old way via a programmable music player.” (Presumably those of us old enough to remember Walkmans experienced our music in the really old way!)
Apple can be cold and cruel at times.