iPhone Nano

MobileMe Scheduled to Receive Significant Update, Live Video Streaming?

I've always lamented over the high price of MobileMe when compared to the benefits derived from Apple's cloud service. Needless to say, MobileMe has fallen behind in recent years in terms of usefulness. Well, if the latest rumors are anything to go by, expect big changes to MobileMe in the near future.

These changes include the already discussed cloud service for the rumored iPhone Nano, along with a host of other changes like video streaming à la Ustream, location awareness like Foursquare, and other interesting tidbits.

Who said MobileMe was past its prime?

Rumor: iPhone Nano Will Be Totally Cloud-Based

Rumors regarding the mysterious "iPhone Nano" have been surfacing everywhere lately. Speculation started gaining some traction last week, with a report from Bloomberg saying that Apple has been working on a smaller and cheaper version of the iPhone.

The Wall Street Journal recently corroborated and added some details to Bloomberg's report. According to the WSJ, the "iPhone Nano" will be considerably smaller than the current iPhone and heavily rely on Apple's MobileMe service.

More rumors have emerged regarding the iPhone Nano...

WSJ Confirms iPhone Nano Rumor, Will Also Have Edge to Edge Screen and Voice Navigation

Last week, we reported on a new rumor that Apple was working on a smaller and cheaper version of the iPhone (aka iPhone Nano) to increase market share against Google's Android handsets. Today, the Wall Street Journal confirms that according to their sources, Apple is indeed working on a less pricey version of the iPhone.

The Wall Street Journal claims that the new, smaller iPhone will be available “at about half the price of Apple’s main line of iPhones.” The smaller iPhone is said to be sold alongside Apple’s main line of phones, which will provide consumers with more options.

The report also mentions that this new iPhone will be significantly lighter and will have an “edge-to-edge” screen, along with voice-based navigation for Maps. WSJ's source also claims that Apple plans to upgrade the iPhone 4 as well.

Apple Working on a Smaller and Cheaper iPhone Model?

It had been a while since we'd heard rumors of an iPhone nano. But today, the rumor mill is back on. According to Bloomberg, Apple is currently working on a smaller and cheaper version of the iPhone.

This smaller iPhone would be sold $200 without a contract. The goal here would obviously be to gain market shares against Google's Android who comes with dozens of various devices priced differently, aiming at a larger population...

iPhone Nano Into the Wild

That's what my cousin brought back from his last trip in Hong Kong. They proudly call it "i-phone Nano" (not iPhone Nano). The interface is very similar to the iPhone but obviously with much less functionality.

We took this mini iPhone for a ride at the local Apple Store in San Diego. A few people (including a couple Apple employees) really thought it was some type of prototype. It was fun messing with them for a minute...

iPhone Nano Rumor: My Take On It

If you've read the Apple-related news within the last few days, you must have heard the latest rumor about an iPhone Nano coming out in June. The rumor also says that the iPhone Nano will be available in China first, and then will come to the US.

I predict that the iPhone Nano will be announced this year at Apple's WorldWide Developers Conference in June. I also predict that the iPhone Nano will be available in the US the month following the announcement (July).

The more I think about it, the less it makes sense that Apple would launch a product in a foreign country first, especially in China.

As usual, I would love to read your thoughts on this so please feel free to leave a comment!