Just when you thought iPhone-mania was over.
What did we just say about early adopters? Apple is going to release a new smaller and thinner iPhone in the fourth quarter:
Chang said a way to follow up the iPhone with a cheaper version would be to convert the Nano into a phone and price it at $300 or lower. The iPhone sells for $500 and $600, depending on storage space.
“We believe that iPod Nano will be converted into a phone because it’s probably the only way for Apple to launch a lower end phone without severely cannibalizing iPod Nano,” he said noting that the new phone could have “rather limited functionality.”
Another analyst Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray said he expects Apple to bring out iPods that resemble iPhone, which features such as a touch-sensitive screen, later this year. Such products would help stop iPhone eating into iPod sales.
The photo we used is just something we found online, so its not really what it will look like – but if Apple can fit a phone into the nano what the hell is Nokia and Motorola doing giving us these thick phones still?