Thursday, September 29, 2011

"iPhone Nano"?

Rumors are heaping up that Apple may introduce, in early October, a smaller, simpler, and much cheaper iPhone, along, one assumes, with a refreshed full-featured one.

I think that would be a great move. For me, personally and emotionally, I don't see how one can live without an iPhone, though strangely I only felt that way after the iPhone 4 came out (to be honest I think the look of the thing was a big factor for me. And the great camera. Uh, and screen.). But people I know who doesn't have one mostly say "it's way too expensive". So if Apple really could come out with a model which has the bulk of the capability, but is maybe $200 instead of $600, that should be a hit. Especially the current wintry economic climate, where big numbers of middle-class households are really squeezed.

It'll be interesting to see what features they could omit on such a model to reduce cost, nothing really leaps to mind. But if Amazon can sell a 7-inch Android tablet for $200, it should be possible.

3 comments:

TC [Girl] said...

This just in! WOW! Lookit: "Android accounts for 43% of the U.S. market for smartphone operating systems, while Apple has 28%, according to Nielsen Co." Now, that *really* took my breath away! That's a damn BIG piece o' the market!! I had no idea!

And...it sounds like I'm not the only one grumbling re: Sprint not being part of the huddle so...IF it happens, that will be a GOOD MOVE on their part!

I also find it "fascinating" that, although "the company doesn't interview consumers about what they want in the next generation of products; instead, Apple challenges its designers to come up with dramatic visions for what products can do." they STILL have such a LARGE herd of sheep! AMAZING! I would always want to know what the end-users wants!! Isn't that what "customer service" is ALL about?! (weird!)

Should be interesting! Hang on just a few more hours! :-)

eolake said...

Oh yeah, that's today, the Apple even, I'd actually forgotten.

Jobs said, once you've developed what people say they wanted, they'll want something else.

And nobody wanted a tablet, but everybody wants the iPad.

Occasionally it fails, of course, like the Cube.

TC [Girl] said...

Eolake said...
"Jobs said, once you've developed what people say they wanted, they'll want something else."

That's OK; "JOB SECURITY!" ;-D

"And nobody wanted a tablet, but everybody wants the iPad.

Occasionally it fails, of course, like the Cube."

Good points!