More fantastical than claims of finding the corpse of Big Foot, a new iPhone Nano concept photo has the interwebs drooling with grand hopes for a Hobbit iPhone. I'm not sure why an iPhone dwarf is the thing dreams are made of. Can someone tell me?
MacRumors posted this concept photo along with severe warnings of "Serious doubts about the likelihood of such a device." MacRumors was also responsible for posting a report that iPhone case manufacturer XSKN labeled a section on their site for the "iPhone Nano". "This description suggests that long running rumors of a miniaturized iPhone could be true." MacRumors. Or does it?
Here's what some of the other dream weavers in the secondary Mac press are saying about iPhone nano in their headlines.
"iPhone Nano looks more and more like a reality." 9 to 5 Mac
"More Evidence of iPhone Nano Leaked Through Case Manufacturer." MacBlogz
"iPhone Nano Concept Design Found, Still Seems Unlikely." iPhone Alley
While analysts are insisting that Apple will release a $99 iPhone, it's highly unlikely that a Hobbit Nano version would be any use at all. Miniaturizing the iPhone would make typing a chore, especially for sausage fingers and turn many popular apps into useless turds because of sizing issues. That's a world of hurt by any stretch of the twisted imagination. I'd rather book a vacation to Mordor with Frodo than chase this whacked out rumor in my bath robe.
Call me Buzz Killington, but I suggest you don't hold your breath for an iPhone nano appearance at MacWorld 2009. Unless you're purposely trying to pass out from a lack of oxygen. Take another epic bong rip and let it go broseph. You're reality check is already in the mail.