… is this really a good idea?

It has the feel of a wrong turn to me, in all honesty. I would have thought a one-line display (even built into the headphone cord, as the new controls are) would have been more advisable.

We’ll see if people go for it, I guess, but it’s certainly not a feature I’d want. Perhaps because, to my not-well mind, it all appears rather reminiscent of MC Hawking.

Then again, maybe it’s just an April Fool’s Day gag that was accidentally released three weeks early…