Wednesday, December 31, 2008

An Apple Rumor That Makes Sense.

No, not the ever present commentary about Jobs's health, this is a new iPhone rumor that seems more plausible than the shrunken Nano's that has been bandied about. iPhone Alley is claiming that a new iPhone is being worked on that is in the form of the iPod Touch and may or may not include 3G. A cost reduced version of the current iPhone that still includes the current screen size would make sense. The key would be to reduce the cost of the data plan as well as the upfront price. If AT&T is willing to sell a $99 EDGE version of the handset that only requires a $25 a month data plan, that would significantly reduce the barriers of entry to owning the iPhone.