By: Spacelab Research Staff
Apple launched a new set of the iPhone and iPod on Tuesday, with the ability to store twice as much music and video as the prevoius versions. The iPhone now comes in a 16 gig version, 16 gigs of digital media goodness in your pocket, anytime and anywhere. The iPod Touch upped the ante to 32 gigs.
They stopped the manufacturing of the lowly 4 gig version of the iPhone as it's been said that almost 90% of all iPhone purchases were the 8 gig version. Nobody wants a skinny iPhone.
“For some users, there’s never enough memory. Now people can enjoy even more of their music, photos and videos on the most revolutionary mobile phone and best Wi-Fi mobile device in the world,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide iPod and iPhone Product Marketing.
The only difference on the new products seems to be the updated software, available to all iPhone peeps, but freshly installed on your new purchase. You can have it now for $399 (8 gig) and $499 (16 gig).
One considerable downside: no 3G capability, the higher speed, more dynamic standard of connecting on a phone. It's inevitable that Apple will one day have to embrace this standard, but not today's versions.