iPhone Nano - For Real?

Discussion in 'MacRumors.com News Discussion' started by boss1, Jul 19, 2007.

  1. boss1 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 8, 2007
    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
  2. AbsenceOfTruth macrumors regular

    Jun 10, 2007
    iPhone 2.... are you sure? More like iPhone Nano... that's most likely.
  3. keithos27 macrumors regular

    Apr 17, 2006
    seems like a rather quick canibalization play, but stranger things have happened...
  4. boss1 thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jan 8, 2007
    That's what i meant . Nano. Fixed the headline.
  5. AbsenceOfTruth macrumors regular

    Jun 10, 2007
    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. ;)
  6. boss1 thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jan 8, 2007
    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.
  7. retrospects macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2007
    iphone nano = less stuff. prob 1g. half the price. wammy!
  8. vansouza macrumors 68000


    Mar 28, 2006
    West Plains, MO USA Earth

    and half the performance... or even less.
  9. ChandlerXJ macrumors member

    Jul 3, 2007
    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.
  10. Kamera RAWr macrumors 65816

    Kamera RAWr

    May 15, 2007
    I'm where I need to be
    Come on, why an iPhone Nano? The iPhone is already a pretty resonable size. Its not THAT large. :confused:
  11. dr_lha macrumors 68000

    Oct 8, 2003
    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.
  12. vinhmen macrumors newbie

    Jul 10, 2007
    "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.
  13. plumbingandtech macrumors 68000

    Jun 20, 2007
    Different markets.
  14. ChandlerXJ macrumors member

    Jul 3, 2007
    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
  15. plumbingandtech macrumors 68000

    Jun 20, 2007
    That WAS the best part. Here's hoping.
  16. netdog macrumors 603


    Feb 6, 2006
    1G. Oh yeah. That would sell...for about $19.

    Nano-sized phone that works perfectly with OS X and iTunes. Sounds awesome to me.
  17. plumbingandtech macrumors 68000

    Jun 20, 2007
    $million dollar question.

    How big will the screen be?

    very small = click wheel still in there?

    small /medium = virtual iphone like controls?
  18. plumbingandtech macrumors 68000

    Jun 20, 2007
    Insert pic of Verizon execs kicking themselves here....

    Chocolate phone you say?

    Dead meat I say. (if rumor = true.)
  19. rockstarjoe macrumors 6502a


    Jun 2, 2006
    washington dc
    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. ;)
  20. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001
    iPhone Nano - For Real?


    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.

    Article Link
  21. drj434343 macrumors member


    Jan 11, 2006
    Portland, OR
  22. trudd macrumors regular


    May 27, 2004
    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?
  23. kskill macrumors member


    Jan 17, 2006
    new york, ny
    This thing is gonig to be ridiculously successful.
    But where will the keypad go?
  24. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    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...
  25. ready2switch macrumors 6502


    Apr 7, 2006
    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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