expanded iPhone When everybody was making their predictions of what Apple would announce at Macworld 2008, a 16GB iPhone was usually on the list. Macworld came, and what we got was the MacBook Air, iTunes movie rentals, iPhone Firmware, and Time Capsule, but no 16 GB iPhone was to be found.  It’s been three weeks now and apparently Apple wanted to throw a curve ball by releasing an expanded storage iPhone and an iPod Touch three weeks after Macworld.

Double the storage for the iPhone means that there is now a 16GB model.  If you recall, the original pricing of the 4GB iPhone (which is now discontinued) was $499.  Guess how much the 16 GB model is selling for? You guessed it, $499. Quite the deal, isn’t it? The iPod Touch also got double the storage.  Previously they had an 8GB and a 16 GB model, but now there is a 32GB version which is priced at $499 as well.  That means more songs, photos, and videos for those of you who just can’t get enough space.

Many of you who already own an iPhone or an iPod Touch are breathing a sigh of relief at this point knowing that prices have remained the same for the older models. I don’t think Apple would want to repeat the fiasco they went through back in September when they so abruptly dropped the price of the 8GB iPhone and announced that they were discontinuing the 4GB model all together. The expanded storage models of the iPhone and the iPod Touch are available starting today at the Apple store online, or in Apple and AT&T retail stores.

There Are 6 Comments

  1. Now all they have to do is drop that $20 early-adopters fee on the 1.1.3 iPod touch upgrade. :x

  2. @Ashley:

    I think paying $500 for a mobile phone is a rip off. You can almost buy a decent computer for that same amount. I think there a lots of other ways to get more bang for your buck.

    Regards,

    Omar.-

  3. epiac1216 wrote:
    @Ashley:

    I think paying $500 for a mobile phone is a rip off. You can almost buy a decent computer for that same amount. I think there a lots of other ways to get more bang for your buck.

    Regards,

    Omar.-

    The iPhone essentially is a computer. :) I’m sure many would agree with you though that there are better ways to spend money. To think, the 16GB is priced at what the 4GB was back in June when it launched! From that standpoint, people are getting more bang for their buck by purchasing the 16GB iPhone.

  4. Creative beat Apple with the world’s first 32GB flash player – The Creative ZEN with a 16.7 Million Color LCD Screen.

    It was Creative who invented the iPod interface and who’s ZEN players are better than the iPod.

  5. Davin Peterson wrote:
    Creative beat Apple with the world’s first 32GB flash player – The Creative ZEN with a 16.7 Million Color LCD Screen.

    Those players are nice, but I haven’t come across any media players that can match the fluid touch-screen interface that Apple has developed.

  6. With the number of Windows Mobile touchscreen devices out there, even the 8GB iPhone is a steal by comparison (with or without AT&T contract). The iPhone has 8GB whereas the Windows Mobile smartphone has 512MB… and guess which one has a registry and guess which one runs slower… ;)

    I hope I don’t sound like a troll; I’ve worked with Windows PCs and PocketPC (2002, 2003)/Windows Mobile (5, 6.x) for rather a long time now and the Mac and its peripherals are just better – their use of system resources is much tighter, as is stability, and speed too. (no way should a high end Q9650 (@ 3.6GHz), 8GB DDR2-800 of RAM (at CAS 4-4-4-12), and a 10000RPM hard drive running vista be slower than OS X on a 24″ imac… but it is… by some margin… )

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