Title: Is Apple planning iPhone Nano? - Antone Gonsalves, InformationWeek
Post by: Stephen Taylor on July 16, 2007, 02:17:49 AM
Is Apple planning iPhone Nano? - Antone Gonsalves, InformationWeek
An Apple patent application dated Thursday has sparked speculation among bloggers that the computer maker may be planning an iPhone light that would focus only on voice communications and music. Filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the patent application covers the use of a scroll wheel, similar to what's used on the Apple iPod, as the control mechanism for the device. "The invention pertains to a user interface for controlling an electronic device, particularly a multifunctional device that is capable of operating in multiple modes as for example a phone mode for communications and a media player mode for playing audio files, video files and the like," the application said.
Read More.. (http://www.eetimes.com/news/latest/showArticle.jhtml;jsessionid=NTBSGVYA0TJ5AQSNDLPSKH0CJUNN2JVN;?articleID=200900638)