“Apple is not currently developing a smaller iPhone”

One day a smaller iPhone is in the works, the next day a cheaper version is coming. Late last week rumours swirled about the “iPhone nano” being released but today a new report from the New York Times stating the nano for many reasons is not even in sight.

“Apple is not currently developing a smaller iPhone, according to people briefed on Apple’s plans who requested anonymity because the plans are confidential. Apple’s engineers are currently focused on finishing the next version of the iPhone, which is likely to be similar in size to the current iPhone 4, said one of the people. The person said Apple was not planning to introduce a smaller iPhone any time soon… in part because a smaller device would not necessarily be much cheaper to manufacture and because it would be more difficult to operate. More important, a phone with a smaller screen would force many developers to rewrite their apps, which Apple wants to avoid”.

The report continued to say that it doesn’t make sense for Apple to release a smaller iPhone and that in a “private meeting” with an Apple exec they said new iPhone will be released and they will just continue to drop the prices of the older models. Which is what is currently happening as you can buy an iPhone 3GS 32GB for $99.99 or an 8GB for $49.99 (on 3-year plans).

Source: NYT
via: Gizmodo