Originally Posted by Ireland
Well going by what was just said here, I think the click wheel phone patent is just another defensive patent, and iPhone nano, as I see it, will be closer to this design:
Do you really think an iPhone nano would be backwards and green?
Actually, the real problem I see with both this design and the other guy's photoshopped version of it is that it simply takes an existing product and varies it in an obvious way. iPhone nano? Take an iPhone, make it smaller, remove a few apps. Not much to fight about.
I would think Apple would be Apple and avoid the obvious derivation.
Reminds me of all that speculation about their super secret phone prior to the iPhone announcement. Basically, people were just slapping keypads on iPods. Glad they were wrong.
And the latest crop of iMac speculation? Minor variations of the existing model. Historically, since each new iMac has an entirely different look, chances are the new one will as well.
When the iPod nano came out, it looked fresh and cool, not just a shrunken iPod. Here's hoping the iPhone nano, if there actually is one, is just as unpredictable. Although, come to think of it, backwards and green would not be something most people would expect.