Bloomberg has just reported that Apple is releasing yet another new gadget: an iPhone Nano. This new iPhone Nano will supposedly be a cheaper, smaller version of the original iPhone.
As of late, Apple has been wanting to try selling a secondary version of the iPhone that will be cheaper. The current iPhone models are around $199 – $299 for the newer models and last year’s model can be bought for $99. Even more recently, last year’s phone can be bought for as little as $49. So it could be quite possible that the iPhone Nano could be anywhere around the $49-$99 range.
Their big push, as rumor has it, is that the Nano at $99 will allow Apple to sell this phone without a contract and without being attached to a specific cellphone carrier. Can you imagine?
This would be a huge deal in the mobile industry. Many people think that the carriers have too much power in the business, and releasing the iPhone without having a contract attached to it could have some large ramifications. They key is to create a carrier-crippling SIM card that allows the user to jump from carrier to carrier.
Though these rumors sounds nice, it could be that Apple is just playing around with the idea. Bloomberg has said that Apple hopes to introduce the new gadget around mid-year, but Apple also said it could very well fall through and be scrapped altogether.
Either way, Apple always knows how to keep us intrigued.