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After iPhone, it's iPhone Nano?


CNNMoney reported yesterday that from a July 5 patent application filed by Apple for "a multifunctional handheld device with a circular touch pad control, similar to the ultra-slim Nano's scroll wheel," a Nano version of iPhone may be on the anvil. But the same firm (JP Morgan) that released the news had another one of its analysts claiming that a lower priced version may not be there that soon (MercuryNews).

Well, can't blame the analysts for a company that is so notoriously secretive about its future products. However, this would be one great way for Apple to further cash in on the astounding success of the iPhone, which has sold more than 7,00,000 units on the first weekend. Also, a lesser priced phone would cater to a larger part of the U.S. market.

The iPhone marketing strategy may go down as one of the most successfully driven campaigns, with the sleek device capturing the attention of whole Web community and standing up to its hype. A scaled down version would definitely further endear Apple to more customers. What do you think about the recent announcement? Would you be interested?

5 comments
ksiegel
ksiegel

They best get the kinks out of the iphone that Apple has already out before trying a nano-iphone

Mas88
Mas88

how an iPhone shuffle, how much would that cost me, i saw a photo of it, it looks about the size of a chapstick lip balm

Dr Dij
Dr Dij

iRack and iRan! I know because I saw Steve JObs on Mad TV You can fit 30,000 more things on the iRack and get a wonderful new running show with Apple's iRan! (nuclear powered I hear but spouts worse filth than rap music)

pr.arun
pr.arun

The speculation aside, would you be interested in a lower priced version of the iPhone?

Mas88
Mas88

I knew they were going to come up with a ghetto iPhone. I just hope it's not like those chirps that are so annoying. Leave it to apple to make money off of more than 10% of the U.S. population. Interesting to see what the sales would look like. I like having a phone for it's purpose, to talk to somebody, nevermind the internet. I'm already connected to the internet like 60% of the time, and when I'm on my way home I don't need to google directions I already know just to see the map(we've all done it, admit it!!) is it going to look smaller, say, like an earpiece version, like one, you can clip onto your ear? or would it look like one of those Blue Tooth earpieces. now THAT would be a hit phone. voice recognition. I'm surprised no other phone company's thought of this already. might be a bit much, but give it some time.

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