Is Apple working on an iPhone
Nano? Maybe! The rumor has definitely been
around before, but this time it's picking up an unusual amount of
steam. Bloomberg's sources found this week that Apple may be developing a
smaller, less expensive version of the iPhone, with a prototype device
already kicking around somewhere in Apple
's labs. The only issue with
the report is that there's no indication of exactly how small "small"
What's really crazy is just how much sense a move like this suddenly
makes. Just this week, HP introduced their smallest webOS device ever,
indicating that there's some demand for a smaller phone like that. With
Apple already producing an iOS-like interface on the iPod nano, it
wouldn't take too much effort to port that over to a smaller iPhone.
Reportedly, Apple would sell the phone for $200 without a 2-year
In America, we're used to hearing about cellphone prices in terms of
2-year contracts. For example, a non-contract iPhone 4 would cost well
over $600, so a 3x decrease in price would be monumental. These rumors
definitely aren't confirmed yet, but it's hard to believe someone would
fabricate something this elaborate. Not to mention that it makes sense;
HP already has done something like this, so Apple might not be too far
It's hard to say how limited a small iPhone would be. Would the iOS
experience suffer? Only time will tell...if it ever happens, that is.