iPhoneNano.com redirects to Apple

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by oticon6, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. oticon6 macrumors regular

    Feb 10, 2008
    I'm not sure if anyone has noticed this yet, but APPARENTLY www.iphonenano.com used to redirect to a Russian site (according to an AppleInsider forum member). Visiting the link now redirects you to www.apple.com/iphone, which is an interesting development. As far as I can tell, it means one of three things:
    - Apple truly is building an iPhone Nano and has registered the domain accordingly
    - Apple found and threatened to sue the ripoff makers, which would indicate the end of the Nano clones that have been appearing around the world
    - The person who bought the domain beat both Apple and the cloners to it, and Apple bought it off them for the same reason Google buys gooooogle.com

    To be honest, I hope for the latter of the three. I don't want to see an iPhone Nano :rolleyes: The current size is good, but you wouldn't want anything smaller unless you were a child (and children can't get 2 year contracts).

    Perhaps we'll see an iPod Touch Nano. That seems more feasible since you don't need the same screen real estate for what you'd be doing :cool:
  2. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    If anything, I want a slightly *bigger* Touch! Would be easier for surfing the net or reading ebooks.
  3. arn macrumors god


    Staff Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    apple doesn't own iphonenano.com

    so it doesn't mean anything. I could point macrumors.com to apple.com if I wanted to.

  4. yg17 macrumors G5


    Aug 1, 2004
    St. Louis, MO
    Last login: Sat Dec 27 19:49:59 on ttys000
    todds-imac:~ todd$ whois iphonenano.com
    Whois Server Version 2.0
    Domain names in the .com and .net domains can now be registered
    with many different competing registrars. Go to http://www.internic.net
    for detailed information.
       Domain Name: IPHONENANO.COM
       Registrar: FABULOUS.COM PTY LTD.
       Whois Server: whois.fabulous.com
       Referral URL: http://www.fabulous.com
       Name Server: NS1.FABULOUS.COM
       Name Server: NS2.FABULOUS.COM
       Status: clientDeleteProhibited
       Status: clientTransferProhibited
       Updated Date: 23-dec-2008
       Creation Date: 11-aug-2006
       Expiration Date: 11-aug-2009
    >>> Last update of whois database: Mon, 29 Dec 2008 23:52:13 EST <<<
    NOTICE: The expiration date displayed in this record is the date the
    registrar's sponsorship of the domain name registration in the registry is
    currently set to expire. This date does not necessarily reflect the expiration
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    registrar.  Users may consult the sponsoring registrar's Whois database to
    view the registrar's reported date of expiration for this registration.
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    The Registry database contains ONLY .COM, .NET, .EDU domains and
    Domain iphonenano.com:
      4-66 Prospekt Zhukova
      Moscow,  154260 RU
    Administrative contact:
    Technical contact:
    Billing contact:
      Vlad Simonov
      4-66 Prospekt Zhukova
      Moscow,  154260 RU
      Phone: +916.3267718
    Record dates:
      Record created on: 2006-08-11 23:30:57 UTC
      Record modified on: 2008-07-15 13:50:51 UTC
      Record expires on: 2009-08-11 UTC
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    todds-imac:~ todd$ 
    The domain isn't owned by Apple and was registered half a year before the iPhone was even announced. I wouldn't read too much into this
  5. tobefirst macrumors 68040


    Jan 24, 2005
    St. Louis, MO
    I don't understand this line of reasoning. "I don't want the object so I hope the company I like never makes it. Making that object would be dumb."

    I will likely never own a pink iPod nano, or a mac mini, or a MacBook Air in its current configuration, but I don't think Apple should stop making them just because I am not the intended target.
  6. Auzburner macrumors 65816


    Apr 11, 2008
    Syracuse, NY - USA
  7. Demosthenes X macrumors 68000

    Demosthenes X

    Oct 21, 2008
    Thank you for posting this. I was going to say the same thing, but less politely.

    If you don't want anything smaller, don't buy it. No one is talking about making the iPhone smaller, they're talking about introducing a new, smaller, more affordable product. How is that a bad thing? :confused:
  8. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    iphonepico.com also directs to Apple's iPhone page. :rolleyes:
  9. oticon6 thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 10, 2008
    Hmm, alright, I definitely should've searched. Sorry arn. Still a bit strange that it would suddenly redirect to Apple though.

    As for the "I don't want it, therefore it shouldn't be built" retaliation:
    I didn't say "APPLE SHOULDN'T BUILD THIS BECAUSE I HAVE CHUBBY FINGERS" (for the record, I don't). It has nothing to do with ME and what I want. It is to do with my perception of customer decisions and the issues such a product would cause.

    If there was an iPhone Nano, it would be cheaper than the big one. Put the two phones beside each other, and quite a lot that would have happily bought the full sized version will choose the smaller one because of the price.

    First of all, that means lower customer satisfaction, since people complain of the current keyboard as it is (and I can't give my phone to friends, they struggle and complain about how hard it is to type... imagine that 25% smaller).

    Secondly, if it doesn't have the same screen resolution (I'll be amazed if it does), then that'll be very painful for developers.

    And lastly, studies have shown that choice is a bad thing. If you give people two options, nobody buys both, but some people buy none because they can't decide which they want.

    I apologise for having an opinion :)
  10. dccorona macrumors 68020


    Jun 12, 2008
    believe it or not, apple has people they pay to do market research and decide if and when there is a right time for a new product, based on THEIR OWN market research

    not market research quoted by you in a forum, and certainly not your opinion of what people want, based off the tiny percentage of the earths billions of people that you have known in your lifetime

    and also, for me at least, iphonenano.com redirects me to a place called iphone nano forums, a place in which there are 2 forums and 0 threads
  11. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    http://www.mammals.org redirects to Apple.com

    The iBex nano is imminent! Either that or a multitouch iGuana.
  12. benflick macrumors 68020


    Jul 11, 2008
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    OP arn just told you!
    Why do these threads keep reocurring?
  13. ChrisN macrumors 65816


    Aug 27, 2007
    Demarest, NJ
    rofl quite a strange redirection.

  14. Robby9279 macrumors regular

    Nov 3, 2008
    LOL! What a kidder :D
  15. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    I was hoping someone would catch my joke about the iGuana, seeing as it's a reptile, but I guess it was too obscure... :eek:
  16. cellocello macrumors 68000


    Jul 31, 2008
    Toronto, ON
    Look dude. You're being funny and all, but obviously the iPhone nano has been fully proven as real and coming soon.

    This is exactly like the nay-sayers who doubted a more powerful G5 laptop was coming, or a smaller flash based MP3 player from Apple was in the works. ;)

    EXACTLY like that. :rolleyes:
  17. TheSpaz macrumors 604


    Jun 20, 2005
  18. Acronym macrumors 68000

    Apr 26, 2008
    why do people on these forums jump and flame people for having an opinion?

    case in point.

    you people need to lighten up thats probably the one thing that bugs me about forums is constant bashing of people because they said what they thought about the possible upcoming apple product.

    and dont bother telling me to leavecause i use this forum alot and im not going to leave.

    now to the op, i also would not get an iPhone Nano to small for me and i agree a smaller keyboard would be worse unless apple allowed everything in typeable in landscape mode.
  19. NDimichino macrumors 6502a


    Jan 14, 2008
    New Jersey
    No it doesn't?
  20. oticon6 thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 10, 2008
    Apple had marketing people 10 years ago too. Look how that turned out :)
  21. oticon6 thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 10, 2008
    Looks like it's been changed again. Weird.
  22. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Wait... I thought you were on my side, but one of those happened and the other one didn't...

    Straight up, now. Are you for the iPhone nano or against it? I'm pretty sure you're against. :D
  23. firewood macrumors 604

    Jul 29, 2003
    Silicon Valley
    Big companies sometimes have agencies or agents buy domains and register trademarks for them so that competitors and rumor sites can't follow their advanced market planning.

  24. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

    Feb 4, 2008
    Why do we get such noobish stuff like these so much?

    1) Companies will buy up tons of domain names that are similar to them just to keep faux sites from popping up and just in case they have future ideas. I wouldn't be shocked if Nintendo owned the wiihd.com domain, Sony owned playstation4.com, and Microsoft owned xbox720.com. None of those is even close to being reality (or even an actual product), but someone probably brainstormed and thought it would be good to buy them. It costs maybe $10/year to hold on to a domain versus the thousands it would cost to buy it back from someone else.

    2) A domain redirecting to a site means almost nothing. That just means whomever owns that domain set it to redirect to another site. I could buy iphone4g.com and redirect it to apple.com/iphone if I wanted to.

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