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 iPhoneRelease.com 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?