Smaller, Cheaper iPhone Model Confirmed by WSJ

Just this past Thursday, we posted about a possible “iPhone mini” that could launch this year after a report by Bloomberg. This supposed rumor has in fact been confirmed by The Wall Street Journal.

From WSJ’s article on the matter:
“One of the people, who saw a prototype of the phone late last year, said it is intended for sale alongside Apple’s existing line. The new device would be about half the size of the iPhone 4, which is the current model.”

This new device will be available to carriers for about half of the price of a regular iPhone 4 ($625 currently) if the rumors are true and confirmed later in the year by Apple. Though it seems like a good marketing technique for Apple to boost their sales further, I’m starting to wonder whether the phone would be too small compared to the already considerable small size of the iPhone 4.

Some rumors/other mock-ups other than ours indicate that the new device will not have a home button. Even despite Apple’s shooing away of the speculation after the release of the 4.3 beta to developers with the new ways to do everything the home-screen can do but instead using the touch-screen, they still might be testing this for this possible new device. As always, we’ll keep you posted on this matter – keep a lookout for any other rising rumors.

The question that all of you people interested in this possible rumor should ask yourselves is whether or not you’d buy a almost nano-sized device that can make calls. Leave your comments and thoughts below.

[via The Wall Street Journal]