Despite all the breaking news from Mobile World Congress this week, Apple has still managed to garner some attention. A few days ago we reported that an iPhone with a keyboard might be in the works. Since then, rumours of an iPhone nano have surfaced. And just as quickly disappeared.
Earlier this week, Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal were adamant that a smaller, cheaper iPhone was on the cards, with a possible summer arrival. However, The New York Times has stepped in and punched that rumour square in the privates.
An unnamed source told The Times: “a smaller device would not necessarily be much cheaper to manufacture” and that “it would be more difficult to operate.”
“Although the innards of the phone, including memory size or camera quality, could change to offer a less expensive model, the size of the device would not vary,” added the mysterious man. Or woman.
Apple is also said to be considering a revamp of its MobileMe service. A shadowy figure explains: "The goal is that your photos and other media content will eventually just sync across all your Apple devices without people having to do anything." Of course, that’d reduce the need for on-board storage, and help bring down the cost of the iPhone.
Officially, Apple isn’t giving anything away about the next generation iPhone just yet. We’ll probably hear something within the next few months, but until then the rumour mill will just keep on churning, baby.