iPhone Nano - For Real?

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    boss1

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    I've been nay saying the possibility of a 2nd iPhone on the boards with every rumor report.

    This is still by far a confirmation but JP Morgan might want to rethink their decision to fire that Analyst soon :D

    There are just too many unassociated sources pointing to the same rumor at this point .... IMO iPhone 2 is coming soon....


    Sources: Apple set to grow iPhone family pre-holidays
     
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    iPhone 2.... are you sure? More like iPhone Nano... that's most likely.
     
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    seems like a rather quick canibalization play, but stranger things have happened...
     
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    boss1

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    That's what i meant . Nano. Fixed the headline.
     
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    Then it shouldn't be called iPhone 2... I don't want to think that they are replacing my iPhone too soon. :p

    *edit - saw the headline, gotcha. ;)
     
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    Lol this is my favorite part of the article:
    On a side note i'm under the impression, judging by the comments by the writers in CNETS iPhone reporting over the past few months, that they are utterly sick of all the iPhone rumors and iDay was a sigh of relief for them.

    However if this iPhone nano story starts building momentum and rumors start to turn to fact..... It's going to be a loooooong year for CNET :D.
     
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    iphone nano = less stuff. prob 1g. half the price. wammy!
     
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    Battery

    and half the performance... or even less.
     
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    i wonder if you would be able to get one and use it in conjunction with your i phone - i would love to bring a tiny reciever running or to the gym, but still have it "connected" with my main phone, that would be cool.
     
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    Come on, why an iPhone Nano? The iPhone is already a pretty resonable size. Its not THAT large. :confused:
     
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    People said that about the iPod, and then about the iPod Mini. If apple could make an easy to use smaller phone (the iPhone ain't that small, its larger than my previous cell phone) that would be a big seller. Obviously it would have to drop a lot of the core functionality of the iPhone, however that's pretty much what an iPod nano is compared to a regular 5.5G iPod.
     
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    "the second iteration of the handset is presumed to marry iPod functionality with rudimentary cellular capabilities. More resource-heavy Internet browsing and e-mail capabilities are not expected of the device."

    No internet nor email? Not interested.
     
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    Different markets.
     
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    by smaller i meant "I' not afraid to drop it/step on it/ get it wet/ scrape it/ abuse it"

    I don't baby my shuffle, but I sure as hell babied my video iPod. It would just be easier for me to live my life if i had a "satellite" component
     
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    That WAS the best part. Here's hoping.
     
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    1G. Oh yeah. That would sell...for about $19.

    Nano-sized phone that works perfectly with OS X and iTunes. Sounds awesome to me.
     
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    $million dollar question.

    How big will the screen be?


    very small = click wheel still in there?

    small /medium = virtual iphone like controls?
     
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    Insert pic of Verizon execs kicking themselves here....

    Chocolate phone you say?

    Dead meat I say. (if rumor = true.)
     
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    I have a feeling the clickwheel will not be added to any iPhone family product. In fact, we might not see it on any new iPods, either. Apple has a lot invested in Multitouch. More than they have revealed so far, I think. ;)
     
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    iPhone Nano - For Real?

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    Following a contested JP Morgan analyst report that a cheaper iPhone "Nano" was in the works, AppleInsider says that such a possibility may indeed be in the cards, with a release perhaps by the 2007 holiday season.

    Citing their own "extremely reputable" sources, AppleInsider claims that development of the second iPhone model was practically concurrent with the first iPhone, with it emerging from engineering labs just as the first iPhone was heading to production.

    The second model may indeed fit a "Nano" moniker, as it is said to hold a smaller form factor and simply marry iPod functionality with basic cellular functionality.

    Interestingly, it would appear that Apple will stick with its venerable click-wheel interface (perhaps due to the model's size), a proposition that CEO Steve Jobs had mocked when initially introducing the iPhone at Macworld in January. To dial, AppleInsider suggests Apple will use a rotary-dial click wheel patent that Apple recently applied for (via MacNN).

    While pricing details are not yet known, the site expects the phone to be much cheaper than the current iteration, but still more expensive than the iPod Nano to resist cannibalization of sales.

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    I think it could be a hit so long as texting was still rather easy. Not sure how that would be possible without a touch screen?
     
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    This thing is gonig to be ridiculously successful.
    But where will the keypad go?
     
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    The click wheel works as a keyboard input device, if you make an on-screen letter wheel and manipulate it by spinning the click wheel with your finger then pushing the center button to input a letter. It's different but it works just fine once you get used to it.

    That's what I'd do if I was Apple...
     
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    Rotary dialing? As cool as this may be for the first hour, I don't think it's a good step. Doesn't anyone remember what a pain rotary dialing was?
     

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