How about we forget about the iPhone nano for a minute and think rationally about what’s next for Apple’s iPhone. Here’s the deal: with the iPhone nano, we face diminished screen real estate, as well as less space to keep our hands on the phone (which could lead to a lot of people dropping their iPhones).
So how else can Apple go about introducing a new version of the iPhone that’s small, and yet spacious enough for real world tasks? The answer has been right under our noses right all along. Make a clamshell version of the iPhone, and call it the iPhone Air.
This is the iPhone Air, but alas, you won’t be seeing this at Macworld 2009, or any Apple store ever, for that matter. It’s only a knockoff, but it’s quite the looker, wouldn’t you say? Maybe a little brushed aluminum could’ve made it even more Apple-y.
It touts an unfamiliar Chinese OS, FM radio, built-in camera, Bluetooth, and dual SIM card support. Also, that Apple logo on its outer lid glows, just like the logo on the original black MacBook. No info on pricing or availability was available as of this time’s writing, so you’re going to be on your own if you now want this badly.
Putting that aside, here’s something that’s a little more closer to reality. We know Apple’s been one to introduce Product RED versions of its products in order to help a bit with the growing problem of AIDS in Africa. So right now we’re not sure if the Apple iPhone 3G Product RED Special Edition that we see here is also a clone or not.
It definitely bears a resemblance to the real thing, and after that pink iPhone 3G from a couple of days ago, we’re not sure if the available colors for the iPhone are just white and black. We’ll just have to wait and see at Macworld 2009, if this thing gets announced or not.
Meanwhile, browse more photos in the gallery below:
Via Apple Pro
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