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32GB iPod touch and 16GB iPhone memory upgrades … as expected.

iPod touch and iPhone upgrades

It was expected to happen. So it is no surprise that the iPhone and iPod touch have gotten memory upgrades. The iPhone is now up to 16GB in anticipation for the SDK boom and the iPod touch is up to 32GB for the same reason as well as to keep more media.

What’s more interesting is how Apple didn’t announce the new upgrade to hardware during MacWorld 2008. In the past year and a half, Steve’s keynotes have been rather segmented – not delivering everything in one big bang. Though this is just a minor announcement, I don’t see reason why he could have announced this during MacWorld ’08. The closest I could think of would be that it might derail focus on the new Apple iTunes rentals. But that also doesn’t make sense as well since the new announcements do affect the iPods and the iPhone as media storage hubs alongside Apple TV.

To iPod touch owners – do you feel cheated out of this deal, or does the USD $499.00 price tag turn you off?

Oh well. Steve does it because … he can.

FYI Digital Walker will start to have stocks of the 32GB iPod touch starting next week.

By Jayvee Fernandez

Jayvee Fernandez is a tech enthusiast, EAN certified SCUBA Diver and underwater photographer based in Metro Manila, Philippines. His photos and videos have appeared in various international and local publications including Random House Germany, Discovery Channel Canada, and CNN.

4 replies on “32GB iPod touch and 16GB iPhone memory upgrades … as expected.”

Got my iTouch 8GB for Php15,500. If the 32GB is going to be Php20,000 as you mentioned, I think I’ll happily sell my old one and buy the 32GB next week.

well the 8GB touch is $299 which comes out to be less than 12k, if you bought yours for PhP15,500 then i don’t think you can expect the $499 32GB version to sell for PhP20,000.. probably closer to PhP23,000 i’m thinking maybe PhP22.5k if you’re lucky. Come to think of it, the first few ones are probably gonna go for something more expensive than that..

cheers..

The $100 is discouraging, yes, but I was more miffed about the $20 I had to pay for the software upgrade (I don’t want to jailbreak! I’m a purist :-P)

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