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Posted at 8:42 AM ET, 02/18/2011

Report: Apple's new iPhone won't be smaller, just cheaper

By Hayley Tsukayama

Reports of the iPhone nano based on reports from Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal have caught people's attention in the past week, but a new report from the New York Times says that Apple is not considering a smaller iPhone, only a cheaper one.

Citing their own anonymous sources ("people briefed on Apple's plans"), the New York Times said that published reports that Apple is developing a smaller iPhone are wrong. A smaller screen size, says the article, would likely force developers to redesign some apps and wreak havoc with Apple's carefully cultivated aesthetic uniformity. Discrediting previous reports, the Times said that one report gave the code name of the iPhone Nano project as N97, which their sources say referred to the Verizon iPhone 4.

Changes to the next iPhone may include the ability to make it easier to use voice commands, which will address the concerns of consumers who don't like touch-screen keyboards. The Times' sources say the size, however, is likely to remain the same.

The Times does say, however, that Apple is considering ways to make a cheaper iPhone by looking at lower-cost cameras or tweaking the phone's memory.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | February 18, 2011; 8:42 AM ET
Categories:  Apple, Gadgets, Mobile  
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Glad to hear that in making a more economical phone, they wont be making it smaller... because really, no one wants a Zoolander phone. ;)

Nan King
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Posted by: Nan_King | February 18, 2011 5:44 PM | Report abuse

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