Apple’s plans to launch an iPhone nano took another baby step through the credibility gap last night, when it emerged that at least one third-party firm has begin working on “nano-styled iPhone dock”.
The Daily Mail last weekend reported that Apple is developing an iPhone nano, which it reckons the company wants to get into the shops in time for Christmas. The gadget’s going to cost £150 and be available on a pay-as-you-go basis, the Mail claimed, citing sources.
Apple’s plans to offer an iPhone nano were cast in doubt by the analysts at Lehman Brothers this week – but the accident is only one of timing – the analysts think the company is researching such a device…
“While we believe Apple is working on a lower-end iPhone form factor, we do not think one will come until Spring 2009,” analyst Ben Reitzes said, responding to the original report in the Daily Mail.
The analyst went on to observe Apple still needs to get supply and demand for the current model sorted out, and observes the company’s intent to ship the iPhone 3G in 50 more countries before the end of the year. Introducing another model at this stage would add extra complexity to an already complex task, he warns.