The iPhone “nano” would head in the clouds

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Sources as regards to CultofMac has informed them that the smaller iPhone. First on its smaller dimensions. To get there, Apple would have reduced the internal storage capacity of the phone, bringing it to zero …. More memory components means a substantially reduced cost.


The iPhone has obviously a bit of memory for the system already, but just enough to also acts as a buffer when receiving streaming content. It would be a iOS completely turned to the cloud , "says the source of Cult of Mac. All data were retrieved from the MobileMe become free.

In sum, this would apply to Apple iPhone principle for the latest Apple TV, no more real storage capacity and content received from network only.

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This raises further questions about the possibilities of this phone. With a smaller screen is easy to imagine that the profile of the intended user will not be the major consumer applications on the App Store. Compatibility with the store she will also assured? Also what about the storage of photos (if one assumes it has an optical sensor). And as an Apple TV has a vocation sedentary as a phone is designed for mobility, even in areas served by the network.

Cult of Mac claims that its source has already provided good information, but it is quite astonishing: with the idea of a phone inspired by the Apple TV and the latest iPod nano touchscreen.

.. Apple had to figure out a way to strip away some of the components to reduce both its size and cost.

Apple decided to lose some of the memory, which is by far the most expensive component of the iPhone(up to one-quarter of the device’s cost, according to iSuppli estimates).

By “some” of the memory, we mean ALL of the memory. The iPhone nano will have no memory for onboard storage of media, our source says. It will have only enough memory to buffer media streamed from the cloud.

“I’m talking strictly storage memory here,” said our source.

The report also adds that there is going to be some sort of on-board storage for the operatingsystem, and system caching, and perhaps for photos/videos taken from the camera. Other than that, it will rely entirely on a new revamped MobileMe service for uploading and streaming content.

The device cannot surely come without any memory — what about the operating system and critical system data?

And what about pictures and movies taken by the iPhone, assuming it has a camera? No onboard memory means photos and video will have to be streamed UP to the cloud, and presumably in real-time.

 

This report is basically a follow-up to the recent rumors from The Wall Street Journal and Bloombergabout iPhone nano/mini which Apple is planning to launch alongside the next iPhone in summer this year.

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