Tim Cook talks to analyst, iPhone Nano rumors true?

There have been swirling rumors about iPhone Nanos lately. The latest comes from analyst Toni Sacconaghi, who recently had a meeting with COO Tim Cook, CFO Peter Oppenheimer and SVP of Internet Services Eddy Cue. Cook might’ve slipped up in the interview when talking about the tablet and smart phone markets.

The root of this stipulation comes from the fact that Apple does not want to be synonymous¬†with the word “rich”. Apple wants to appeal to everyone. There were even more good things said at this supposed meeting, the iPhone was called “the mother of all halos,” by none other then Mr. Cook himself. It’s true. People view the iPhone as a product of pop culture, if the user experience of the iPhone is excellent, people will want the Mac. Win-win situation for Apple.

Cook also stated that Apple has made huge strides in China, “a classic pre-paid market.” Could this mean that Apple is looking at a pre-paid cellphone option? Even Oppenheimer said that Apple needed more carriers. (He compared it to RIM who has over 550, versus a mere 175 for the iPhone. **T-Mobile or Sprint anyone?**)

Here’s how I think it’s going to go down. Apple is going to release a 4″ iPhone 5 for the same $200 for “rich” people. They’re going to introduce a cheap iPhone nano for $49-$29 with a 3.5″ screen with iPhone 3GS internals and an iPhone 4 camera (for FaceTime). Do you think Apple would release that? Drop us a line in the comments.

Via: Forbes

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  • I agree on what you said about the Mac. If I didn’t enjoy the iPhone so much I wouldn’t even have looked into the iMac I bought. But I figured since the UI in the iPhone was nice, then os x had to be better than windows too.

  • Keith

    That’s a fantastic idea. Can’t wait for IPhone 5

  • Cam Bunton

    I was the other way around.. I started with an iPod, then got a MacBook and then an iPhone. If a brand can prove themselves to be quality, I’m always going to trust them instead of compromising with something I have no experience with.

  • I could see Apple making a smaller iPhone, but I think it would be more of a mid-range phone, and I think they would try to sell it for more around the $100 price range. Only because if you look at there iPod’s, Laptops and what not, Apple has different versions of each item for different prices, usually about 100 dollars is the common difference. So I would assume they would make a standard smaller iPhone, maybe like 8 or 16gb, for $100 an that could be there 3.5 inch display. Then have the bigger more expensive iPhone, 32gb and 64gb, start at $100’s more or what not.

    But idk just trying to keep the standard Apple price points.

  • josh camarena

    the iphones already have t-mobile if you jail break them

    • Cam Bunton

      Unfortunately you don’t get 3G on an unlocked iPhone currently. They don’t support T-mobile’s bandwidth.