As we all know, guys, all the rumors back in 2011 about an “iPhone nano,” a cheaper and smaller alternative to the iPhone 4, appear to have been rooted in truth. A report Thursday by The Verge seemingly shows an email sent by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in October 2010 that confirms the company was working on a smaller iPhone at the time.
As part of the ongoing legal battle between Apple and Epic Games, an email from Steve Jobs in 2010 has revealed that Apple was considering making an “iPhone nano,” which would have been a miniature version of an iPhone 4. Jobs also mentioned he wanted to create a “low-cost iPhone model based on iPod touch to replace 3GS”
The email, an agenda for a strategy meeting, reportedly includes a bullet point about an “iPhone nano plan” and a sub-bullet for its “cost goal.” Another sub-bullet notes that Jony was going to show model.
The device never saw the light of day, but the “nano” branding would have made it fit right into Apple’s line of iPod Nano products that were highly popular at the time.
Of course, Apple did eventually come around to selling a smaller version of its phone with the iPhone 12 Mini, which it announced along with the iPhone 12, 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max last year. The company is expected to announce the iPhone 13 lineup this fall, which is also rumored to include a Mini option, along with the iPhone 13, 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max.