With rumors swirling Apple may release a new iPhone today (or not), little has been said about the rumored iPhone nano. Could a smaller iPhone be what’s coming today?
It was in February we first reported the apparent existence of the iPhone nano. At the time, Bloomberg, Cult of Mac, The Wall Street Journal and TechCrunch anticipated a smaller iPhone coming sometime later in the year.
Since then, the iPhone nano rumor mill went largely quiet.
Or did it?
One of the top selling points of a smaller iPhone, at least when the first reports were mentioned, was that it would become Apple’s first cloud based device. As such, the iDevice would store most of its data and media in the cloud.
At the time, Apple’s rumored cloud-based service was only a possibility. However, today it becomes fact when Apple CEO Steve Jobs officially announces iCloud at WWDC.
Could Apple announce an iPhone nano at the same time?
It’s an interesting and intriguing prospect. Of course, it would bring 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?
Our guess is the iPhone nano will remain just a rumor, even after today. However, its introduction would certainly add excitement to an event that is largely expected to contain few surprises.
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