Apple has been exploring ways to broaden the appeal of the iPhone by making the popular device less expensive and allowing users to control it with voice commands.
But contrary to published reports, Apple is not currently developing a smaller iPhone, according to people briefed on Apple’s plans who requested anonymity because the plans are confidential.
Another person who is in direct contact with Apple also said that the company would not make a smaller iPhone at this time, in part because a smaller device would not necessarily be much cheaper to manufacture and because it would be more difficult to operate.
More important, a phone with a smaller screen would force many developers to rewrite their apps, which Apple wants to avoid, the person said.
According to The New York Times, Right now Apple is considering a cheaper iPhone model but a smaller iPhone model is not on the cards. The NYTimes also reports that currently the engineers of Apple are busy in completing iPhone 5 which is going to be released in summer this year. The size of iPhone 5 will be same as the size of iPhone 4.
The report also states that Apple will offer MobileMe service for free of cost in order to compete with free competing services of Microsoft and Google. Well, This is a bad news for the people those are waiting for iPhone nano / mini as Apple is not working on it.