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That iPhone Mini discussion is back again: Good!

From the WSJ: Apple Inc. is working on a lower-end iPhone, according to people briefed on the matter, a big shift in corporate strategy as its supremacy in smartphones has slipped. via Apple Working On a Less-Expensive iPhone – WSJ.com. Did Apple ever have supremacy in the smartphone market? Supremacy of attention, yes. But volume? […]

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iPad Mini launch date ambiguity is causing all sorts of media panic

It is fascinating to behold the panicking media at the moment. They’ve now taken to posting genuine stories about a currently unannounced device. Only this morning I was flicking through smiling at the unabashed panic. The major thrust is that since Apple has not yet sent out invites to an announcement keynote, they can’t benefit […]

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The iPhone Nano — some supporting evidence

Last week I wrote about the inevitability of the iPhone Nano as a strategy from Apple. That will, I’m sure, manifest itself in a ‘cheaper’ iPhone range (say, £300 total cost) and, over time, price points way below. Quite a few people questioned me on this. “Apple’s no need,” they said, “Things are rosy,” they […]

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Cheaper iPhones and the ‘nano question’ – a brain dump

I’ve written often about the ‘iPhone Nano’ scenario. It’s been on the cards for years and it’s one of the most private fears of many a mobile manufacturer and mobile operator. Back in 2009, I remember discussing the horror with which the industry react to the phrase ‘iPhone Nano’. This was back when Apple had […]

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Stop the clocks: The ‘nightmare scenario’ $200 iPhone Nano buzz begins

Right then. Pay close attention to this one. The apocalyptic nightmare scenario for much of the mobile industry is an Apple iPhone Nano. I can’t underline enough just how much of a problem this scenario is. Talk to the right person in each global operator and chances are, they’ve got a document stored somewhere about […]

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iPhone Nano ‘in the works’

I saw a Tweet via Mike Butcher about the iPhone Nano. The author of the post on eetimes cites ‘various reports’ but doesn’t define them. I’ve heard a lot about the Nano and I’m looking forward to seeing the fruits of Apple’s labour. I’ve been highly frustrated with the fact that the iPhone is completely […]

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The Highs and Lows of 2008.

What an interesting year! Since I joined the formerly SMS Text News/MIR team in July of this year, a lot has happened. But there has also been so much more too… And here are some of my highlights, or should I say, more notable occurrences! The iPhone 3G! This was bound to appear somewhere, and […]

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RumourMill: iPhone Nano arrival gathers Christmas weight

News has reached us from the phone accessory case maker XSKN’s website and via TrustedReviews the iPhone Nano could be a reality after all. As the well known company has started making and selling cases for that exact handset. Since the beginning of time, well, the last few months really, rumour of a new Apple […]