iPhone Nano "Concept" Picture

Once again an update to the rumor that will never die — until Apple release an iPhone Nano, or until they discontinue the iPhone in the distant future when such devices are no longer needed, people are always going to speculate the release of an iPhone Nano.

MacRumors have today posted an image on their site (above), which is supposedly what the iPhone Nano will look like. They point out that although they are posting these images, they still have serious doubts about the likelihood of such a device. And so do I.

I can understand an iPod Nano. I can understand a netbook. However I can’t understand why they’d make the iPhone any smaller. It’s a nice enough size as it is. Maybe it could be a bit thinner, but make it any smaller and web browsing wouldn’t be so pleasent, writing e-mails would become more difficult, the on-screen keyboard, that is currently a nice size for typing without a stylus, would become smaller and therefore trickier to use, all current software for the iPhone would be useless as it’s designed to fit the screen size of the existing model… and the list goes on. I know there are many people out there that will argue my point, so I won’t go on.

The image that was submitted anonymously and MacRumors are labelling it a “concept” design “for the sake of discussion and debate.” As I’ve already said, there will be many more iPhone Nano rumors and photos to come, I’m sure. I wonder whether those rumors will be put to rest come January’s MacWorld Expo?

What are your views on an iPhone Nano? Do you think it’s worth it or are you happy with the iPhone the way it is? Do you think a smaller iPhone would be harder to use? Let us know by leaving us a comment.

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  • Constable Odo

    I’d hate to imagine the battery life of that little bugger.

  • hac

    I agree completely on the fact that much of the iPhone OS would be less user friendly when used with a smaller touchscreen.

    However, contrary to my doubts, the same case company that leaked pictures of iPhone 3G cases before the iPhone 3G’s debut now has a section of their website devoted to iPhone Nano: (with pictures) http://xskn.com/default.aspx?m=Products&sid=294&cid=3681

    What do you make of that?

  • hac

    My apologies. I now see that you’ve already blogged about that.