View Poll Results: Is Apple preparing for an iPhone nano?

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  • Yes

    4 21.05%
  • No

    8 42.11%
  • Maybe

    7 36.84%
  1. NPR_Aficionado's Avatar
    I believe that Apple is working on a smaller phone, who knows exactly how small it will be. I agree that there are some who don't want/need all the functionality of a full PDA phone. Maybe just something for basic e-mail and music player. Leaving out all the other apps coming in the SDK and the internet based stuff (but who would really want to leave out the beautiful internet interface of the iPhone). But with a much lower price point (read free AT&T) with rebates it could be enticing to many.
    06-22-2008 11:00 PM
  2. emceechad's Avatar
    I'd assume so somewhere down the road, Apple could be branching the iPhone into different models, possibly making it appeal to more people.
    06-23-2008 05:28 PM
  3. xintelinsanex's Avatar
    I wonder if they are going to split into a three-product line line their iPod (classic, nano, touch) and Macs (pro, iMac, and notebooks).
    06-24-2008 03:25 PM
  4. BeyondtheTech's Avatar
    They really need to make one that's just Phone and iPod. Leave Safari, Email, YouTube, and the Widgets out. Make it with a tinier screen, and sell it at $99 with a 2-year contract, not requiring a data plan. That will likely pick up the rest of the public, guaranteed.
    07-03-2008 10:00 AM
  5. Rene Ritchie's Avatar
    We covered something like that here:

    Patent Watch: Apple Preparing for iPhone Nano? | The iPhone Blog
    07-03-2008 10:12 AM
  6. dstrauss#IM's Avatar
    They really need to make one that's just Phone and iPod. Leave Safari, Email, YouTube, and the Widgets out. Make it with a tinier screen, and sell it at $99 with a 2-year contract, not requiring a data plan. That will likely pick up the rest of the public, guaranteed.
    Wasn't that called the Rokr?
    07-03-2008 02:32 PM
  7. jasonact's Avatar
    I don't see any reason why they wouldn't release a "nano" iPhone. They released a nano iPod that didn't seem to hurt the business. Why would a nano iPhone?

    I suspect that they would put it in competition with the mid-range phones, such as the RAZR and LG Chocolate. My guess is that it would lose WiFi, AppStore, and maybe the robustness of Safari, but maintain the iPod functionality. It would probably be a simple combination of phone and iPod and nothing more. That product would make sense and have a spot in the marketplace.
    07-03-2008 11:28 PM
  8. jasonact's Avatar
    Wasn't that called the Rokr?
    The ROKR was a disaster because it wasn't well designed. Apple is known for design. Any iPhone Nano would certainly be the phone that the ROKR should have been.
    07-03-2008 11:30 PM
  9. sailorgirl's Avatar
    I think an Iphone nano would kill in the market, especially if it was anywhere close to reasonably priced.
    07-04-2008 12:18 PM
  10. BeyondtheTech's Avatar
    I agree. There's nothing like the simplicity and instant acceptance of the user interface accompanied with full functionality like there is on the iPhone.

    I tried to teach my non-techie wife on how to switch her RAZR V3xx to vibe before the movie. Press on one of the volume buttons while the flip is closed and the profile types will show up on the the tiny display. Press the button above the volume buttons to cycle through the different profiles until Vibe appears. Then press one of the volume buttons to commit the change.

    I then showed my wife the ring/vibe switch on the side of the iPhone.

    Needless to say, she's getting an iPhone this coming Friday.
    07-04-2008 11:38 PM
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