..Mr Jesus to you, buddy.
With the iPhone not even fully digested by the gadget market's unquenchable pie-hole, many are already eagerly eying what Apple will serve up for its next course. Financial services firm JP Morgan, for one, released a report today claiming Jobs and company plan to launch a cheaper version of the iPhone based on the ultra-slim …
well to be serious though, an ipod nano version of iPhone sounds appealing.
a cheaper phone with fewer functions, but yet still a nano, perfect.
i currently have a small basic Nokia phone & a nano, carrying both is not exactly a pain, but to have just the one........i would more than likely be tempted
Reasons why an iPhone Nano will not happen:
1. Battery life. If it's at all Nano-sized, then battery life will be non-existent. Phones use much more power than music players, so the battery will have to last longer, too.
2. Multi-touch. If the screen's not multi-touch, then the whole iPhone OS goes out of the window. Even at iPhone screen size, using the keyboard is a squeeze - any smaller and you're back to alphanumeric keys, Option menus, no differentiation from any other phone.
3. Patent applications: Are no indication of shipping products, just protecting general areas of possible interest (and maybe even providing a bit of smokescreen for actual products).
4. 2nd Gen iPhones: this is not to say that Apple shouldn't be looking at expanding the iPhone range. For a start, they should obviously be looking to introduce a 3G/HSDPA iPhone - slightly bigger, but can put more storage, bigger battery, maybe even GPS in. And charge a bit more for. Existing iPhone can then become the cheaper, less featured version, and Apple's margins will allow it to reduce considerably in price if necessary.
5. Price: Apple has been very clever at keeping wide areas of differentiation between their products, so that the high margins are never obvious. Produce an iPhone Nano that is effectively just a Nano with a SIM card, and where do you price it? The alternative is to bury the margins in the overall AT+T plan, but then...
6. AT+T: People will switch networks, even to AT+T, for a breakthrough product. Will they do the same (and lock themselves in for 2 years) for a cheaper, simpler, more ordinary one? I don't see it myself.
..And soon after that expect them to patent the budget 'iPhone Shuffle'. It won't have a keypad but if you want to make a call you 'shout at it' and it just dials numbers at random from your phonebook. The hours of fun as each party tries to work out who the heck they are talking to.
And then since there is no screen, text messages are 'eeeked!' to the user in morse-code through the head-set... bringing all the joy of learning fluent Morse, to the poor..........
"The report joins the gathering storm of second-gen iPhone speculation and persiflage that's sure to keep Apple fans talking until the very moment Steve Jobs pulls the second coming of the Jesus Phone out of his pocket at a press event."
But it's YOU that's doing the bastard speculation and persiflage! It's like a piss artist constantly going on about how much everyone drinks these days.
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