iPhone Nano – Smaller iPhone, No Memory, Cloud Based iOS, and more
The Wall Street Journal recently published an article that mentions a whole new device that should be coming soon from Apple. Imagine what would happen if an iPod nano and an iPhone hooked up? Well, it would result in an iPhone Nano.
This is exactly what the Wall Street Journal believes and the newspaper has talked to a few sources close to Apple that confirm that Apple has been working on such a device for quite some time. The WSJ claims that the new iPhone Nano would be half the price of the current iPhone and would feature as a complete phone, with a design similar to the recent generation of the iPod nano, with a larger screen.
iPhone Nano sounds a great concept, but to make such a device, you would of-course need cheaper parts and some of those negotiation skills of Steve Jobs. Cult of Mac reports that its sources have confirmed that the iPhone Nano would have no memory, as all of the data would be stored in the cloud. iOS will completely be based on the cloud, and apps would be downloaded in a similar way as the new Android store.
“But to do that, Apple had to figure out a way to strip away some of the components to reduce both its size and cost. By “some” of the memory, we mean ALL of the memory. The iPhone nano will have no memory for onboard storage of media, our source says. It will have only enough memory to buffer media streamed from the cloud. “I’m talking strictly storage memory here,” said our source. The iPhone nano will pull ALL it’s content from MobileMe. When users buy a movie or TV show on iTunes, it’s available to stream to their iPhone or iPad. The service is based on technology from LaLa.com, a streaming service that Apple bought last spring and then shut down. “It would be a mostly cloud-based iOS”, said Cult of Mac.
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