Apple iPhone Nano

Martin Brinkmann
Jan 2, 2008
Updated • Jan 4, 2018
Apple, Companies

A picture comparing Apple's iPhone with the iPhone Nano which is supposed to come out in October 2008 was published on Flickr. The iPhone Nano, as usual, will be smaller than it's first generation predecessor but also cheaper retailing for a price of $300 or less.

The iPhone Nano will have a smaller 2,75" screen compared to the 3,5" screen of the iPhone Classic. According to this comparison it will not offer Internet access which is a huge drawback if you ask me. It is still multi-touch and combines a phone and music player in one device but will only ship with either 4 or 8 Gigabytes of Ram compared to the 8 or 16 Gigabytes of the classic iPhone.

I personally can't see that the iPhone Nano will be highly successfully especially if you consider that it will not have Internet and less storage. Do you think it is a wise move to remove Internet from the iPod Nano? Let me know.

Update: It is now 2012 and the iPhone Nano has not been released until now. Rumors have come up every now and then that Apple may be about to release the Nano version of its popular mobile phone, but those rumors until now have always been incorrect.

Apple may however still be working on the device, for instance to push it out in emerging markets and to consumers who do not want or need Internet on their mobile phone. The Internet mobile boom on the other hand may be something that speaks against it, and it is very likely that the device will ship with Internet enabled after all. This would not only mean better connectivity for its users, but also more profit for Apple considering that users make use of the company's app store to install new applications.


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  1. Emma said on August 30, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    That nano pic is not true because it is past 2008 but i have heard rumors about an iphone nano coming out later.

  2. Jo Jo said on June 12, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    Nope, Iphone nano should definitely include internet otherwise people like me will have no choice, but to purchase phones from competitors with smaller, more convenient phones that are internet ready. NO INTERNET< NO SALE. Iternet is standard for smartphones, there is no reason why this iphone nano should be a dumbphone. Not having internet is like not having a steering when for your car.

  3. Anonymous said on February 27, 2011 at 10:13 am

    Why is it iPhone if it doesn’t have Internet iPhone means a phone of mac that is made with wifi
    Ipod is with no wifi its probaly 7th gen or 20th gen of nano

  4. faaiz said on February 14, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    this iphone nano is fake ??

  5. Asshead said on February 11, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    where is it now????

  6. misxzmkulitsxz2106 said on September 14, 2010 at 10:33 am

    what is this i cannot bealive this but i don’t lyk this i want bigger, bigger is better a little bit is never enough………….

  7. serena m said on July 6, 2010 at 7:51 am

    am really suprised that taking away at least four GB wasnt enough to make it that small 4 i read this i thought they just took some gb away to make it smaller and cheaper apple made a mistake with that

  8. serena m said on July 6, 2010 at 7:36 am

    can u add myspace,twitter,or facebook apps or did they just remove the safari and that ability hmmm i think i found a lupole or however u spell it hee hee ;)

  9. Robert Vasquez said on October 20, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    can the nano tex????

    1. serena m said on July 6, 2010 at 7:43 am

      yeah not being sarcastic but if you look at the picture the green square with the speach bubble is the button you press to txt

  10. raquel said on September 23, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    All that costs(is worth) the mobile?

  11. Sister T. said on August 2, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    I actually stopped using my iphone. It is big and bulky and not very female oriented. It doesn’t fit in a pocket for girls clothes. It takes up half the space in my purse. I can’t take it night clubbing.
    I just want a phone, text, and a to-do list app. and my itunes playlist. I sent an e-mail to apple requesting a smaller phone for “tweens”. The iphone 3G is for people that have a job and not for students. Parents won’t spend that kind of money for data packages for their kids. They will buy a Nano size iphone with basic features without internet for the kids.

    I am tempted to try the small iphone that is made in China… I think it is called the K08, with double sim card….

    1. serena m said on July 6, 2010 at 7:42 am

      i toootaly agree i dont want the iphone because how huge it is and im afraid when i sit down ill break it in half or itll fall out or SOMTHING you could prbly make a lotta money offf tht plenty of people copy apple but add or take things away and call it theirs apple is an insparation to a lot of companys and some of the people in the hq prbly dont even realize it :o/

  12. stephan said on June 10, 2009 at 10:19 am

    yeah I agree with the NO INTERNET thing but the iphone has internet and u end up getting a BILL IN A BOX that’s how much it costs and for ppl who want an iphone but can not afford 1 would be able to pay for this its like $$$199$$$ and ppl will bye them :) but they r pretty gay lol

    1. serena m said on July 6, 2010 at 7:47 am

      what do u mean bill in a box? n anyways i think u can add myspace,twitter,facebook,ect. apps on it its kiinda like ppls own lil lupoles bsides those r prty much all u can go on (not including mail) but if u have the ipod touch its not much of a problem for most people + it is the CUTEST phone ive ever seen in my life lol :D

  13. hello said on June 8, 2009 at 6:07 am

    should be able to have the OPTION if you want to pay for internet or not, but every phone these days SHOULD be available with internet

  14. mo said on June 7, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    I think if there is no internet access, that would be a big drawback. In this day and age, our gadgets do need to be up to date. However, from a point of view of cost, it will open the market to those who currently cannot afford the iphone. I love small, as think small is beautiful, however the internet access is such a plus, I personally could not now do without it

  15. mexistache said on May 31, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    I know it’s pretty obviously a fake but if you need more proof it clearly says no internet, but there is a Wifi signal strength bar in the top left, and the glare on the home buttons is identical meaning it is just a scaled down version of the original picture. Also apple would not do this as the app store’s apps would not be compatible with this new hardware.

  16. megan said on May 8, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    i’m sorry but i don’t think this iPhone nano thing is very cool. no internet? come on!

  17. John Q said on April 7, 2009 at 12:30 am

    Why is there a WiFi symbol up top?

  18. Anonymous said on March 23, 2009 at 1:59 am

    Im going gaga over it

  19. jspeed said on March 16, 2009 at 5:06 am

    I’m definitely more interested in an iphone nano if it does exist. As much as I’d love to have an iphone and the internet at my fingertips wherever i go, the $30/month access charge is as much as I pay for high speed to my home. I can’t justify paying for internet twice, but having wifi like an ipod touch would be the next best thing. If this doesn’t pan out, I’ll likely have a phone and an ipod touch to have the best of both world.

  20. go4bacon said on March 12, 2009 at 2:21 am

    Apple would never make a phone without internet. Plain and simple. When Steve Jobs announced the first iPhone, he emphasized “a widescreen ipod, revelutionary new phone, and a mobile internet device.” Its these things that currently define the iPhone, and the mobile internet is one of the things I use more than any other feature, and I seriously doubt that it would be excluded to make a smaller device. look what they were able to do with the 3rd gen ipod shuffle. More features in a smaller package. this is definitely a fake.

  21. roboticsbm said on February 23, 2009 at 11:57 am

    I think it’s fake but the iphone robot isn’t, check it out:

  22. Derek said on February 6, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    Look, The nano appears to still have wifi access which is some common place it is like having 3G, plus the huge cost barrier for a lot of people isn’t the cost of the device it is the hugely expensive data plans you have to pay for every month. I think it has a market look at how many people have bought the shuffle (ugh). All that said this point is likely mute since this picture looks faked.

  23. Ra said on January 19, 2009 at 3:05 am

    Iphone Nano = smaller battery = even shorter battery life. Boo

  24. james braselton said on January 17, 2009 at 5:13 am


  25. Steve said on January 15, 2009 at 3:11 am

    Look at the vertical spacing between the icons in the third row. It’s fake.

  26. me said on January 14, 2009 at 4:37 am

    love it !!!!!!!!!!so beautiful

  27. target said on January 5, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    I heard apple patented some new way of typing, because i can imagine it would be hell typingon anything smaller then it already is…

  28. john said on January 5, 2009 at 5:04 am

    If there is no internet on the iPhone Nano, then why is there a wifi signal?

  29. Jay said on January 4, 2009 at 7:00 am

    Come on guys . There is no such thing and it’s jan 09 now. And please don’t insult apple they would never do it that way. Now the new nokia that looks just like the iPhone coming fall 09 will be something. They stated that they basically copied the iPhone. That’s how it’s done

  30. Thomas said on January 1, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    I love how it says “no internet” and it has wifi signal!

  31. Anonymous said on December 27, 2008 at 5:04 am

    IT IS FAKE. Thank you have a nice day.

  32. steven said on December 24, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    well its december and it didnt come out. but there are more rumors. if theres no interent they should price this at 99$ for one with no interent and then make a 16g with interent for 199

  33. Charles said on December 23, 2008 at 6:59 am

    iPod touch nano would probably fare much better, especially if they eliminated the other nanos.

  34. Frogs said on December 23, 2008 at 3:55 am

    There will be an I phone nano, but it will be dumb if it doesn’t have internet. There is also rumor that a cheaper Iphone will be sold at Walmart, but who knows.

  35. DJ said on December 10, 2008 at 2:47 am

    Ummm, no internet? Why on earth would you cripple a nano iphone with such a useful, inexpensive feature? Are they trying to save the $1 worth of hardware required to make it internet capable?

    The nano is exactly the phone I want b/c the classic form factor is a BRICK. I want a small feature rich phone with all the bells and whistles.

  36. Anonymous said on November 11, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    I think the people who want internet access will obviously opt for the normal iphone.

    But others, such as myself, that already have a blackberry for work, or for those non geeks, who want a cool looking phone will want it.

    Brilliant idea to increase there market share for non-internet seeking, yuppyish people.

  37. adf said on October 13, 2008 at 6:58 pm

    what is wrong with u? its an obvious fake.

  38. Mandy said on September 7, 2008 at 6:47 am

    i was thinking like ok im going to wait for the iphone nano better than the iphone but then i read that it will have NO internet so i was like what? what the hell the internet is one of the reasons why the iphone is succesfull in the first place! they cant do that! i hope them to change their mind or something and keep the internet that will be perfect!

  39. raider said on September 2, 2008 at 9:37 am

    Maybe they removed the i-net because the keyboard was too small as it is. I don’t know how typing is possible on that size of screen. This is for the rich OC 10 year olds.

  40. Marty said on August 29, 2008 at 1:04 am

    IT’S FAKE … notice the WIFI logo beside the AT&T…. was it not suppose to have internet ??? theres no icons for all the sofware for internet such as safari, maps, weather, stocks or youtube…. so … must be this picture fake

  41. Angel said on August 27, 2008 at 11:04 pm

    Oh did forget one thing. One should be allowed to block internet if they don’t use it just as you can do with any other phone that can use internet capabilities..

  42. Angel said on August 27, 2008 at 10:56 pm

    I don’t think they should remove internet. This is one of the things that makes the iPhone so great. I hope they also have email capabilities on it as well. Some of us prefer the larger capacity models for different reasons and professionally it makes sense for people who rarely have the time to sit at a computer. Smaller models should not offer anything less but the space. How people use the room it is entirely up to them. I think all applications should be open to it as well. I think a smaller version of the iPhone makes sense since I have been told by friends that they wish they had one but it’s just too costly.

    On another note, parents I know tell me how their kids want iPhones. Why not make it easy on the parents’ budget, too? I say go for it and leave no feature behind! If the iPhones made such a big hit when they 1st came out, why wouldn’t the Nano phone do as well?

  43. Mike said on August 26, 2008 at 1:14 am

    I think it’s a great idea to remove internet. There are a lot of people that choose another phone over the iphone just because they don’t want the extra charge, but they would still like to have an apple branded music player and cell phone in one device. People that want internet can just go for the original iphone. Why do you think At&t even SELLS phones like the RAZR v9.

  44. connor said on August 25, 2008 at 2:22 am

    If it is a fake then o well but apple may take notice of it and mabye its is a future idea

  45. Sinz said on August 13, 2008 at 7:55 am

    Jake your the dumb f**k if you read anything youd know its a fake and the image is photoshoped

  46. jake said on August 13, 2008 at 6:30 am

    WOW is what i have to say. My god i have been waiting for the iphone nano since the iphone came out. O MAN O MAN who needs internet….who needs alot of memory….who the hell needs 3g. I know i dont. im gonna be in line a week before it comes out just so i can get one.

    wow apple wow
    (dumb F**KS)

  47. Twerply said on August 13, 2008 at 2:48 am

    The Nano is a “beta” for some future development of the iPhone – call it the “Nano Plus” – which will have all the functionality of the Classic (plus any new features that may have been developed in the meantime) with the Nano size and (maybe) price tag.

    Apple is releasing the thing in order to get consumer feedback and decide if people like the new smaller size. If they do, then the “Nano Plus” with Internet access will appear in a year or two.

  48. kai said on August 12, 2008 at 4:47 am

    yes, the size might be fine.
    what no internet means. no wifi?
    but you can still pay the EDGE to online, right?

  49. drea said on August 11, 2008 at 7:49 pm

    i think it’s a good idea.

    then more TEENS whose parent’s say they don’t need an iphone because it has the internet and they don’t need the internet would be able to get it.

    which is my case.

    that’d be really cool. especially since there’s a new iphone that’s like 200 bucks, the nano would probably be like 100.

    good idea.

  50. anon said on August 5, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    there would be no reason for apple to take of the internet unless there was some reason… and i think the reason is because it’s going to be a pay as you go phone, so it’ll be more affordable and be opening up the iphone to more people.

  51. iC@NDY said on July 25, 2008 at 2:42 am

    I think the whole idea of inventing a smaller version of the iphone is a great idea!!!…..BUT, personally I don’t think that it will sell just because it doesn’t have the internet on it. And on top of that it doesn’t have alot of space to hold what you can put on the phone.

  52. Sinz said on July 12, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    Firstly thats a scaled version of the original (photoshoped) and its also improbable as the home menu button wouldnt be smaller, because know first hand apples insistance that that particular button be finger/thumb tip sized, no smaller.

  53. MW said on June 17, 2008 at 5:41 am

    Yes!!! I had the org. iPhone and I loved it but I didn’t use the internet and e-mail nearly enough to justify the very expensive bill. I gave it to my wife who uses that stuff all the time for her business. The pic above looks awesome, the fact that you will not have to pay for the insane data bill is awesome! I’d rather pay an extra $100.00 more for an iPhone nano with not data that can pick up Wi-Fi like the touch then have to deal with a 70.00 plus bill every month to use the internet/e-mail on the go. Can’t wait until October if that’s the date!!

  54. electric-curiosity said on January 3, 2008 at 11:43 am

    I don’t need internet on the go but i do love the idea of a “phone nano” so if it’s cheaper without internet it’s a pretty good deal compare to the rest of the phone models nowaday

  55. linuxeventually said on January 3, 2008 at 2:00 am

    I hate to break it to you, but how reliable is your source? Photoshopped: ?

  56. WizzKid said on January 2, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    I picked up an iPod Touch, and its been amazing. I have always wanted an iPhone, so this might be what I am looking for – dont really need internet as I have my iPod Touch for that :)


  57. Jesse said on January 2, 2008 at 7:26 pm

    If I’m gonna pay more than 100 dollars(usd) then it better have the internet and a 2MP camera on it.

  58. Ocean said on January 2, 2008 at 6:26 pm

    >The number 1 reason why the iPhone was successful was due to the way it handled the internet.<

    Not true.

  59. Dudley said on January 2, 2008 at 5:47 pm

    Even on a 7″ Display(Eee PC) it ain’t the “real” Internet, like they try to tell you.

    I’ll probably never get it, why the hell they highlighted that argument so much.

    1. serena m said on July 6, 2010 at 8:01 am

      i think they did that is so the customer dosent sue walmart or target for giving them a jank phone

  60. Enigma said on January 2, 2008 at 5:34 pm

    Removing the internet features is a mistake if you ask me. The number 1 reason why the iPhone was successful was due to the way it handled the internet. Does this also mean the wireless functions have also been removed?

    It still does not support 3G and does it still support Edge?

    1. serena m said on July 6, 2010 at 7:59 am

      the reason i think they took internet away is so they could make the nano smaller i know it stinks but if you add a myspace app or wtvr or have a ipod touch u prty much fixed the problem :D

  61. Thinker said on January 2, 2008 at 5:01 pm

    I think hackers will enable Internet in Nano version and then it will be usable. If I could choose I would take Nano anyway. I hate having a brick instead of small phone in my pocket.
    And I wonder if smaller screen would make it work longer.

    1. serena m said on July 6, 2010 at 7:56 am

      sme some of those internet obsessors r awesome at things like this but i dont know any :(

  62. Ocean said on January 2, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    There are lots of non-geek types that would never read a site like this one, that would go ga-ga over a $199 or a $219 iPhone.

    Take off the geek glasses. :)

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