iPhone "nano" rumors resurface

By Justin Mann on December 15, 2008, 10:24 PM
The iPod nano has proven to be extremely successful for Apple and has helped contribute to the iPod's current dominance of the portable media player market, but whether or not the company will apply that same logic to the iPhone has been a source of debate for quite a while. Recently, rumors of Apple preparing a low-profile iPhone have surfaced again, in part due to an apparently leaked iPhone XSKN Case.

The case, if real, is clearly aimed at an iPhone considerably smaller than the one available today. The device appears to give up some of its screen real estate in order to accomplish the tinier size, and since Apple is silent on the subject this is nothing more than speculation at the moment. There's a lot of incentive for Apple to produce a tinier device the release of RIM's recent Blackberry Storm shows that other manufacturers are taking notice of the iPhone and want to directly compete with it, and feature-for-feature modern smartphones are differing less with each generation.

Apple's not as ahead of the game in phone technology as they are in mp3 player technology, so this is an obvious route for them to take. Whether or not this is real remains to be seen.

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dustin_ds3000 said:
"Apple's not as ahead of the game in phone technology as they are in mp3 player technology, so this is an obvious route for them to take."sorry but Apple is not ahead of the game in mp3 player technology. all of the ipods are junk. Microsoft is the King of mp3 player technology with their Zune
DarkCobra said:
You are joking right? No doubt the Zune is a kewl device. However, to say that "ALL" the Ipods are Junk is just a bit over the top even for rival fanboys seeking to hurl ridiculous juvenile flame bait. The Ipod is the number one selling device of its type. So much so that everyone including MS has been chasing it and copying so much of it (as MS has). The Ipods have their issues for sure as does any device and I can name most of those issues myself, but to blankly say one of the highest selling devices in electronic history is ALL junk is just ridiculous.
fullmetalvegan said:
iPod's aren't very good devices - I've had plenty of problems with all of mine. It locks up all the time during casual usage, crashes when tranferring from iTunes if you don't do it 100% perfect, battery life is terrible. You gotta treat it like it's made of glass, if you even scroll too fast through the menu/settings it can lock up. I only use the one I have now cause it was given to me free.
sngx1275 said:
I've got a 4G Click Wheel iPod and have never had any lockup problems with it. Also have a 1st gen shuffle, again no probs. AND a 3rd gen Nano (fattie), also no probs. All have been used quite extensively.
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