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Macworld ’09, Time For The iPhone Nano?

December 29, 2008 by  

As any good and faithful Mac fan, we’re all gearing up for Macworld ’09. It almost seems to many that Christmas and the New Year are second best to the biggest Mac conference of them all. Macworld has been the platform for many, and I mean MANY, product launches from Apple. I’ve been around long enough to live through four Macworlds, which seems crazy to me but I know many of you have witnessed many many more than I ever will. Sadly, this year will be the last year that Apple participates in Macworld.

Apple seemed to be the only reason to have a Macworld in the first place. They used to have two Macworlds a year up until 2004, then IDG decided to do the show once a year. Worse thing is, is that people used to look forward to the keynotes, or Stevenotes, as they were called. Steve Jobs isn’t even going to be there this year to give the last Keynote presentation either. It’s a rough blow to an old tradition, but Apple makes bold moves like this when it needs to. There will be plenty more “Stevenotes” for a few more years to come.

Rumored this year though is something that I personally am not excited for. That’s right, it’s the iPhone Nano rumor and it’s back again. It’s raging across the internet and for some reason it won’t die! I first talked about the iPhone Nano HERE in this article. As you can tell I’m not in favor of an iPhone Nano. For one I just don’t understand the need for an iPhone Nano, and secondly I have a hard time finding where Apple would justify creating an iPhone Nano. Apple is pretty picky about it’s product lines and adding a product like an iPhone Nano would further confuse users and complicate their product line. But you never know with Apple. I don’t see the iPhone Nano being popular, but Apple has released dud products before. Anyone remember the cube, or what about the Newton? 

So what is it that people are saying about the iPhone Nano? Apparently there are already case makers that have the dimensions of the phone and are producing cases for the iPhone Nano. It’s obviously very important to be one of the first, if not the first, to market with a new case for a product like this. Apple never releases these kind if specs ahead of time, but if the product is real Apple contracts out to factories to make the iPhone Nano parts. Therefore they have the specs and that must be how a case maker gets ahold of the dimensions of the iPhone Nano. Still to me it’s up in the air. In my opinion, Apple has other tricks up their sleeve for Macworld and Apple themselves has fabricated the iPhone Nano rumor as a decoy. Hah, or maybe that’s just me wanting other products at Macworld besides an iPhone Nano. Only time will tell…

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Thanks gadgetzone.nl for the picture

Now it’s your turn to let me know if you agree with me, or think I am completely wrong. Is the iPhone Nano a good idea, or is it DOA?! Like I said we’ll see when Macworld comes and Phil Schiller starts the keynote. Until then weigh in with your opinion.

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