Unreliable British tabloid claims Apple will release iPhone Nano this year

The Daily Mail claimed today that Apple is about to launch a nano-sized version of its popular iPhone, which will be available before Christmas.
The product will be launched in the UK at up to £150 for pay-as-you-go customers by O2, the mobile phone group owned by Spain's Telefonica. 'This will be a big one,' said an industry source. 'The iPhone 3G has been the fastest-selling phone ever in the UK, but it is too expensive to be a realistic proposition in the pay-as-you-go market.
Such stories are fabricated by presenting an analyst as an anonymous source, so his or her claims can float without attribution. The Mail is somewhat notorious for this sort of thing; for a laugh, keep an eye on its "photographs," which display more clone stamping than a Worth1000 competition. But hey, who knows? I'd actually love an iPhone nano, especially if it went for ruthless simplicity and came with a non-data plan, as proposed. Source [Daily Mail]

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8 Responses to Unreliable British tabloid claims Apple will release iPhone Nano this year

  1. foobar says:

    No screen, and calls people randomly? :P

  2. dogmatique says:

    What is it with Boing Boing and the Daily Mail recently?

    Stop linking to its bullshit!

  3. David Carroll says:

    Hey! I want an iPod Touch Maxo!

    Six or eight inch 2.39:1 screen, 32 Gb memory, 160 Gb HD, full wireless support for keyboards and stereo (or 5.1) headsets etc. HDMI, component/composite analog and USB I/O via docking port breakout cables. An SDHD slot and user changeable batteries (you will need them!).

    An Intel CPU running actual OSX may or many not be going too far…. A self powered wireless Blu-ray drive could be sold as an accessory. With a matching silver/glass finish of course.

    Sadly, this is as likely to happen as the iPhone mini fiction outlined above…

  4. strider_mt2k says:

    Does tacking “unreliable source” onto the headline give one a pass for re-printing and spreading said unreliable information?

    I dunno…

  5. Halloween Jack says:

    Old rumor, was boring even back then. Daily Mail should stick to what it does best: running photos of Amy Winehouse’s makeup-caked facial sores.

  6. dculberson says:

    Foobar, I think you’re confusing the nano with the shuffle… :-)

    Strider, I think so. What’s wrong with it? Reading the BB post, I realize it’s unlikely, but it’s still interesting that the Daily Fail thinks it’s a good idea.

  7. jgriffiths says:

    I’d actually love a pay-as-you-go iPhone – I only use WiFi to surf the web on my current (Win Mobile) phone and am wary of getting a contract phone.

    Having a nice looking, small cheap phone, maybe 16-32gb if Apple have stopped taking the piss with how much memory they’ll put in their ipods, would be great.

  8. jgriffiths says:

    What confuses me is why the Mail proposes this as hard fact – it wouldn’t really be any detriment to them to call it a rumour, so why do they set themselves up for a fail?

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