The ongoing Holy War between Epic Games and Apple seems endless, yet the compilation of evidence has revealed a lot of stunning facts about both parties. Yet again, an eleven-year-old email has been recovered from Apple’s archive that proposed to build Apple’s first nano iPhone.
Apple’s previous chief executive, Steve Jobs, reportedly composed the email he sent to other colleagues at the company about a push to produce the nano version of an iPhone. At the time, Steve projected the nano iPhone amongst the iPhone 4 lineup.
For context, the nano iPhone is supposed to be a smaller but advanced version of the nostalgic iPhone 4. The late Steve Jobs was full of live ideas which he didn’t live to witness how it has manifested overtime.
The email Steve sent to his colleagues at Apple was exclusive to top-level management staff, addressing business plans for the next year, which included the supposed nano iPhone 4. The late Apple CEO was focused on domineering other available tech products such as Google.
In 2010, Apple’s purportedly battled its first Holy War with Google, and Steve’s nano iPhone was a visionary idea to surpass Google, whereby the iPhone manufacturer would have discovered its selling point.
This piece of evidence was confirmed by the two recipients of the late Apple’s CEO email, including the former Apple executive Bob Mansfield, and the current executive Greg Joswiak. It is worth noting that another section of the email also had Bob & Jo’s initials inscribed on the mail.
Meanwhile, rumours about Apple’s nano iPhone began to spread virally in 2009, but it was projected to launch in 2011, per Steve’s business plans. The nano iPhone Steve dreamt about was different from the iPhone 4 plus that was also expected to launch alongside the nano iPhone in 2011.
Apple ended up with an iPhone 4S that has modified system performance, including the iPhone camera, software, and the semiconductor that powers the iPhone 4S connectivity. The iPhone 4S also rolled out with heightened antennas, produced by third-party AntennaGate.
Although, Steve’s email focused on producing its flagship smartphone at a low cost. The email also aimed at producing its nano iPhone on this minimal budget — ironically the late Apple CEO attempted to replace 3G connectivity with 4G to feature on the nano iPhone.
During Steve’s tenure as Apple’s CEO, the tech company only produced only one sized iPhone. Things changed in 2014 when the iPhone company started producing different sizes of iPhones to increase its user base.
Ever since Apple is yet to talk about producing its iPhone in line with Steve’s nano dream. Still, iPhone 12 has similar qualities to surpass as the nano version of an iPhone. To date, the original iPhone nano never came into existence.