Is This the Cheaper Prepaid iPhone Nano?

Rumors of an inexpensive version of the iPhone destined for prepaid markets have been floating around since February. Even Apple exec Tim Cook hinted at so much several times this year. Now come these dubious images from Chinese website that purport to show “iPhone Nano” prototypes.

According to the site, these iPhone Nanos will be as cheap as $200 without contract and have the following hardware:

  • A smaller 3.2-inch
  • VGA-resolution touch-screen (640 x 480)
  • 5-megapixel rear camera
  • LED flash
  • Front-facing camera
  • Support for EDGE

Let us be clear, we don’t think this is the iPhone Nano, but the shape of these knockoff phones is interesting in that it’s similar to what has been floating around for the iPhone 5.

Other reasons why these aren’t real iPhone “Nanos”? Apple will not go smaller than 3.7-inches for an iPhone screen. EDGE-network support? Come on. And the red iPhone looks like crap from the front. No way Steve Jobs would approve something that looks like that.

What do you think, would you buy a $200 unlocked iPhone like this with a 3.2-inch screen for use on a prepaid network like Cricket?


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2 Responses

  1. John Grange says:

    I think that’s just a cheap crappy version made by some s**ty chinnese compoany

  2. MikeL says:

    I call fake. At risk of sounding cliche, everyone is asking for the “faster horse” and making mockups of a smaller iphone – that is still somehow supposed to use the same UI. Never mind that none of the developer apps are resolution independent. Apple would never do it. When Apple wanted to compete with netbooks, they didn’t go and make a netbook (a dumbed down pc), they made the iPad (an upgraded ipod touch). Likewise to make a smaller phone, I doubt they’ll make a cheap, dumbed down iphone. They’ll make an upgraded iPod nano.

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