The Macworld rumors are starting to kick up – and since very few people seem to be buying the Apple Netbook rumor, an iPhone Nano rumor has now started to make its way around the blogs.
Let’s think about this one rationally for a moment, though.
Does an iPhone nano make any sense at all?
If you decrease the size of the iPhone and take away some of the features – what would be the point in having it? I understand people WANT to make this connection because there is a big iPod, and a smaller iPod nano – but these are completely different devices.
If Apple did make an iPhone Nano chances are it wouldn’t have web-browsing,wi-fi, or email – and even if it did – trying to do all of those things on a screen the size of the iPod nanos would be a complete nightmare.
There’s no way that it could run iPhone Applications – because those apps are designed for the iPhone screen – many of them would not scale down properly, and they would almost all require touchscreen controls to operate.
If Apple reduced the hard drive size of the regular iPhone, they could cut costs significantly, and help get the phone down to $99 if they wanted to do so. If they want a $99 iPhone – they can make it happen with what they have now. There is no reason to make a dumbed-down product like an iPhone Nano.
Of course – that’s just my opinion. What do you think?