Apple Plans Cheaper 'iPhone Nano'

It would be $200, without contract, assuming it's actually for real
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 10, 2011 6:31 PM CST
Apple Plans Cheaper 'iPhone Nano'
A Verizon iPhone is shown the first day it was available at Verizon Wireless stores Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, in Beachwood, Ohio.   (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)

It's been hours since the last Apple product rumor, so here we go: The company is working on a smaller, cheaper iPhone, reports Bloomberg. This version would sell for $200—a price point that would help Apple compete better with Androids—and would not require the standard two-year service contract. The target market date for the phone, not to be confused with the expected iPhone 5 upgrade, is mid-year.

Insiders say the prototype is about one-third smaller than the iPhone 4, qualifying it to be the long-rumored "iPhone Nano." Reports of that product have been floating around for years, notes the Huffington Post. Apple also is working on what's known as dual-mode phone that would enable it to work on both the AT&T and Verizon networks. Click for more.
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