The next generation iPhone is expected later this year. With it, don’t be surprised if we see a first generation iPhone nano too.
The rumored iPhone nano will be Apple’s first cloud based device. As such, it will contain no actual memory. Users will store most of their data and media using a revamped MobileMe service.
The prospect of a memory-free iPhone nano is certain intriguing. Of course, it brings with it many questions. For one, how would the device’s iOS and critical system data be stored without memory? Second, what happens to the device without an Internet connection? Does the device become nothing more than a glorified brick?
Finally, MobileMe currently costs $99/year. Though there are rumors that Apple may be reducing the subscription price for MobileMe, would iPhone nano users be required to pay this fee as well?
Assuming the device is real, Apple will be answering these questions soon.
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