The Apple rumor-mill is in full force as we hear something new everyday about what Apple is planning with Verizon. A few days ago, a lot of experts were claiming that Apple would be adding Verizon to its list of iPhone carriers in order to expand its reach. A Verizon iPhone gives a lot of folks a chance to try the gadget on their favorite network. Now, a lot of websites are reporting that Apple is planning to introduce an iPhone lite and a mediapad with Verizon. At this point, there is no reason to believe any of these rumors, but it’s interesting to think about the possibilities.
We have heard about iPhone nano for weeks now, but now it seems if an iPhone nano is introduced, it will be with Verizon. The move makes sense as Apple doesn’t seem too interested in Verizon’s rather obsolete network. The mediapad could be Apple’s answer to Amazon Kindle. There is no secret that Apple is a big picture company. Apple never solely focuses on hardware but pays more attention to building new platforms. Apple already has the iTunes store to back its mediapad up. The success of Kindle may have changed Steve Jobs’ mind about the e-book market. Still, I have trouble imagining an Apple e-book reader.
Introducing a mediapad could be an exciting development but it will be interesting to see whether Apple can keep its prices as low as Kindle. Apple’s mediapad will probably be more for entertainment purposes rather than just reading books, so technically Kindle and mediapad could co-exist. Nevertheless, there is nothing for certain at this point. We have also heard a lot about Apple netbook/tablet hybrid. At this point, we’ve got no choice but to wait.
What’s your take: what do you think Apple is planning? A netbook, a mediapad, a super iPod Touch? Please share your take here.