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Apple readying iPhone Nano…for prepaid?

We’ve talked a bit about manipulating the system to get a prepaid iPhone 3G, and there seems to be at least a fledgling demand for such a device and service. A recent rumor might satisfy some of you, then. This comes from an anonymous “industry source,” so take it with a grain of kosher salt. This comes from All Headline News, citing the London Daily Mail. They not only repeat the old rumor that Apple could be producing an iPhone Nano in time for the holidays, but it could be targeted to prepaid users.

Of course, this report could just mean that it will hit the UK prepaid markets, which are far larger than the U.S. counterpart. All Headline News cites O2 as the carrier who would have it in the UK. Then again, they do cite the price as $296. Yes, they themselves used the dollar sign, which is strange, because you’d figure if it was just for the UK, they’d cite it in GBP.

Clearly, this is something we’re going to follow. If GoPhone picked up an iPhone Nano, I can absolutely see it being a hot holiday gift for teenagers. Combined with AT&T’s $20 prepaid data plan, it could certainly turn out to be a hip, affordable option.