Digitimes, citing the Chineese language Economic Daily News, is reporting that chip orders for the rumored iPhone Nano might come in March, with two Taiwanese corporations having already been chosen to handle those chip orders. According to the Economic Daily News, the iPhone Nano is expected to be released in June at the earliest.
On a related note, Electronista reported yesterday that an iPhone Nano was in the works for 2009, but that it would only be sold in China. The source for that story, however, was an analyst with no concrete evidence. Shocker.
In any event, rumors about an iPhone Nano keep floating around, but given all the reasons why a smaller form factor iPhone doesn’t make sense right now, this rumor has to be filed under “I’ll believe it when I see it.” As we’ve noted earlier, the whole point of the iPhone is its large display that allows users to comfortably browse the web, watch movies, and use applications. I’m not sure what appeal an iPhone lacking these features would have for users. And on that note, a smaller iPhone of that size wouln’t be able to accommodate any applications, which is fast becoming a major selling point of the device.