Rumors are flying fast and hard as we all gear up mentally for the big Apple party coming June 9 at 10 am. One I really like is the idea of 2 iPhones being introduced. Isn’t it more like Apple to whip out something they’ve undersold and surprise us? Apple knows we love surprises and I suspect they’ll not disappoint this year.
Back in December I squawked about why an iPhone Nano makes lots of sense for Apple, AT&T and consumers. The family line that helped make the iPod such a raving success could do the same for the iPhone and give us a more comfortable feeling about Jobs claim they’ll hit their target numbers. A down market iPhone Nano, selling for $199 would sell off shelves faster than water jugs at the start of Hurricane Season (coming Sunday to a coastal town near you).
We know many of us would pay the $499 for a 32GB 3G iPhone replete with GPS, WiFi, App Store and loads more (surprises!). But how many more of those tempted by the iPhone would spring for a knocked down version that yields the touch love along with a simple to use UI? Maybe through the App Store, you can add functionality? Spec your own phone, how cool would that be? Surely Apple and AT&T are licking their lips at that thought.
The possibility is there, the opportunity is there, so what is missing? Does Apple believe moving down market will hurt their iPhone Pro (3G)?
Here’s to being surprised. How surprised would you be if Apple trots out 2 phones?
Read [Popular Mechanics]