iPhone Nano Rumor Revived

DailyMail.co.uk revived rumors of an "iPhone nano" this weekend with a report that claimed that a "nano" version of the iPhone would be shipping in time for Christmas.

The product will be launched in the UK at up to 150 for pay-as-you-go customers by O2, the mobile phone group owned by Spain's Telefonica. 'This will be a big one,' said an industry source.

This rumor has circulated before in almost identical form about one year ago.

At that time a JP Morgan analyst claimed that Apple would be planning on launching a cheaper version of the iPhone in the 4th quarter of 2007. This was based on liberal interpretation of some of Apple's patent applications which resulted in JP Morgan retracting the report and whispers that the analyst responsible for that report had been fired.

Local readers familiar with The Daily Mail have relayed that the paper is known for its "sensationalist reporting" and have expressed doubts about the article's credibility. With this in mind, however, we should also note that more reliable sources have indicated that Apple has been working on a smaller iPhone, but there is no expected time-frame for that product's release.