View Poll Results: Is Apple preparing for an iPhone nano?
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- 07-11-2007, 08:01 PM #2
- 10-17-2007, 01:30 PM #3
- 02-22-2008, 02:36 AM #4
- 06-01-2008, 12:06 PM #5
I wouldn't be shocked it at some point in the future, Apple comes out with a flip-style phone similar to what Blackberry is soon to release. I wouldn't expect this too soon. Right now, the focus of Apple is on a full-featured multi-media device with a big, beautiful touch-screen interface. However, remember a couple years ago when Motorola made a Razr that was iTunes compatible? This was a great concept with poor execution. Once Apple has saturated the market with the current model, it will probably look for money-making opportunities in other niches, so I wouldn't be surprised to see a flip-style phone with a smaller screen in a couple of years.
- 06-01-2008, 06:26 PM #6iPhone Beginner
- 55 Posts
I just can't wrap my head around a flip-iPhone. It just seems like large, beautiful touch screens are were it's at. It would seem very cumbersome to have to flip something open then navigate with touch. But I could be wrong... It seems like smaller 'candybars' is the way they will likely go...
- 06-01-2008, 10:04 PM #7iPhone Newbie
- 25 Posts
an owner of a nano, i dont think there is a great chance of this coming in the new future. It's so small light with not even a large enough screen to wrap my 3 fingers around it. Maybe a iphone boosted sized nano would be likely but not a nano sized iphone. With that, you probably cant even view a full screen on safari and will be extrememly hard to configure.
- 06-03-2008, 02:00 PM #8iPhone Beginner
- 51 Posts
- 06-04-2008, 03:33 PM #9
The biggest difference between the iPhone and all other cell phones is the Mac OS X interface. Shrinking the size of the phone would make it harder to use and might even require significantly different software. Apple is already making Mac OS X, iCal, iPhoto, Safari, iTunes, Aperture, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, iPod software, Mobile OS X (for iPhone and iPod Touch), and lots of other software. I can't imagine that Apple would want to introduce a whole new platform just to reduce the size a little. The iPhone is already the world's best phone, so there's no reason to change it that much.
- 06-09-2008, 03:02 PM #10
- 06-11-2008, 09:10 AM #12
- 06-20-2008, 09:42 AM #13
More Apple patents were revealed yesterday that detail using plastic touchscreens on iPod like devices. According to a the iPhone blog post (Patent Watch: Apple Preparing for iPhone Nano? | The iPhone Blog), it could potentially make its way into an iPhone Nano. Who thinks this is the case?
- 06-20-2008, 09:43 AM #14
- 06-20-2008, 09:54 AM #15
I would have to say that they are going in this direction but i dont really understand why they would want to. I know people liek small but at some point i think things become wayyy too small. Even the current nano i find to be a little to small and somethign that i could break in my hands if i really wanted to. I also think it would ruin the amazing functionality that the iphone already has. if we made a tiny little screen you arent goign to be able to view the beautiful internet browser like you can on the 3.5 in. screen that we have now. also videos are goign to be smaller. i love the screen size and although some peopel wanna get smaller, some times bigger is just better.
- 06-20-2008, 12:51 PM #16
I think a phone the size of the original iPod nano would be nice. It would make it really stylish as a phone. It won't be too functional if you wanted to browse the internet, check your email, etc. So this could maybe be phone + ipod only. Then again, maybe not.
- 06-20-2008, 04:11 PM #17
- 06-20-2008, 05:06 PM #18
I think it's possible they're looking that way but unlikely it will be coming out any time soon. I read an article in MacLife where they found a patent for a flip phone and drew a mock up something similar to:
A touchscreen glass piece with small LED lighting. Interesting none the less.
- 06-20-2008, 05:31 PM #19
- 06-20-2008, 07:00 PM #20iPhone Intermediate
- 167 Posts
I can't really see it; I don't know if the market is there. I personally hate small phones. They are too easy to lose, and can be annoyingly small.
The UI would require a huge overhaul and the functionality would match a RAZr(no browser, no anythings but contacts and a phone). The smaller iPods retain most of the functionality of the larger ones, so it's mostly a storage downgrade. If they did this with the iPhone, the small version might get treated like an inbred cousin. Besides, there are a lot of companies already making severely handicapped phones -- and are doing it well. There's too much competition and not enough incentive.
Maybe they can go slightly smaller -- like a 3" screen -- but anything else seems very un-Apple. Less than 3" and it's an iPhone Shuffle.
- 06-20-2008, 08:23 PM #21
- 06-21-2008, 08:37 AM #22
Yeah that's true, it was one of the big selling points. But remember, there are people out there, and I'm betting its a big market, that don't care to watch videos on their iPhone. They want something small that is technologically advanced. A simple phone from Apple would help create price points like the iPods did. Say you sell the high-end 3G model for $199. What about the $99 segment? This is what the iPhone nano could accomplish.
- 06-21-2008, 03:49 PM #23
- 06-21-2008, 05:21 PM #24
I love the concept and hope it's real. However, remember the Moto Vader? Damned thing was so small, you couldn't use it. Someone in a magazine described it as "so small your chiguagua might swallow it by accident". The iPhone has to have a big enough screen to fulfill its current "mission" - touch screen phone, video player, internet device with a real browser (Safari + flash this software update please) and touch screen iPod with friggin' coverflow. If they want to mini-size it and dump everything but phone functionality, then maybe. But imagine trying to use a nano-sized thing as a phone!??!! Not for me, thanks!
- 06-22-2008, 09:31 PM #25