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. whmurray's Avatar
    There was a rumor on Wall Street yesterday of a new iPhone in the nano form factor that would sell for about $300-. The rumor claimed to be based in part upon an FCC filing but such a filing would be silent on price.
    07-11-2007 09:22 AM
  2. Kupe#WP's Avatar
    There was a rumor on Wall Street yesterday of a new iPhone in the nano form factor that would sell for about $300-. The rumor claimed to be based in part upon an FCC filing but such a filing would be silent on price.
    That rumor was also debunked here.
    07-11-2007 09:01 PM
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    10-17-2007 02:30 PM
  4. priji's Avatar
    is apple making a nano iphone?
    02-22-2008 03:36 AM
  5. WatersWest's Avatar
    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 01:06 PM
  6. nsquared's Avatar
    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 07:26 PM
  7. isitnyu's Avatar
    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.
    06-01-2008 11:04 PM
  8. carsly's Avatar
    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.
    It would not be as much a true nano-sized iPhone, of course, but a smaller version of the current iphone thus the shorthand 'iphone nano'. I believe that there would be a robust market for a lower priced phone that incorporated some of the key apple features. Basically, this is what the ROKR was intended to do with iTunes integration but it was saddled with poor Moto design and a ridiculous 100 song storage limit. An Apple birthed ROKR would likely be a much slicker device with some kind of keypad and true itunes integration with a smaller storage capacity than the iphone (think 2-4gb). For $100-200 with carrier subsidy, they would fly off of the proverbial shelves. Don't believe me? Take a look at the ipod product line, specifically the shuffle. It has no screen, very limited memory and functionality but has sold in the millions of units. The ipod for the masses. Before the launch people claimed that no one would every buy an ipod without a screen, I guess they were wrong (a few million times over).
    06-03-2008 03:00 PM
  9. Muero's Avatar
    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.
    06-04-2008 04:33 PM
  10. SLVR6's Avatar
    iPhone nano would be cool........but doubt it will ever exist. It would likely steal normal iPhone sales.
    06-09-2008 04:02 PM
  11. whmurray's Avatar
    There was a rumor on Wall Street yesterday of a new iPhone in the nano form factor that would sell for about $300-. The rumor claimed to be based in part upon an FCC filing but such a filing would be silent on price.
    Well, we got the price.
    06-09-2008 05:39 PM
  12. carsly's Avatar
    iPhone nano would be cool........but doubt it will ever exist. It would likely steal normal iPhone sales.
    I guess by the same logic the ipod nano and ipod shuffle do not exist.
    06-11-2008 10:10 AM
  13. xintelinsanex's Avatar
    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 10:42 AM
  14. xintelinsanex's Avatar
    I absolutely think Apple is headed that direction. I think some people want a smaller, simpler phone. Just like when the original iPod came out, people wanted something smaller.
    06-20-2008 10:43 AM
  15. patcom8's Avatar
    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 10:54 AM
  16. xintelinsanex's Avatar
    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 01:51 PM
  17. alex.stef's Avatar
    I think their plans are for an iPhone Nano, but personally I don't like the idea. This iPhone is almost perfect as it is. But if they're going for a smaller version, then this one shouldn't be too small, not like the iPod nano.
    06-20-2008 05:11 PM
  18. Reaktor5's Avatar
    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 06:06 PM
  19. xintelinsanex's Avatar
    I think their plans are for an iPhone Nano, but personally I don't like the idea. This iPhone is almost perfect as it is. But if they're going for a smaller version, then this one shouldn't be too small, not like the iPod nano.
    Oh yeah, the current iPod nano seems really, really small for a phone. Maybe the size of the iPod mini or the original iPod nano. Those are good sizes.
    06-20-2008 06:31 PM
  20. HymerSchmidt's Avatar
    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 08:00 PM
  21. igneous's Avatar
    It seems worthless to me. The main draw for the iPhone is the 3.5" screen, atleast for me
    06-20-2008 09:23 PM
  22. xintelinsanex's Avatar
    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 09:37 AM
  23. alex.stef's Avatar
    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.
    I like what I'm seeing in this pic
    06-21-2008 04:49 PM
  24. volsfan0911's Avatar
    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!
    06-21-2008 06:21 PM
  25. xintelinsanex's Avatar
    When I created this thread, I never meant the iPhone nano would be the same size as the current gen iPod nano. I just meant the iPhone will come in a smaller size.
    06-22-2008 10:31 PM
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