Apple adds new 16GB iPhone and 32GB iPod touch models

Apple StoreApple today added new models of the iPhone and iPod touch which have double the memory, doubling the amount of music, photos and videos that customers can carry with them wherever they go. The revolutionary iPhone now comes in a new 16GB model for US$499, joining the 8GB model for $399. iPod touch now comes in a 32GB model for $499, joining the 16GB model for $399 and the 8GB model for $299.

“For some users, there’s never enough memory,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide iPod and iPhone Product Marketing, in the press release. “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.”

Apple Online StoreBoth iPhone and iPod touch feature Apple’s revolutionary Multi-Touch user interface and pioneering software that allows users to find and enjoy all their music, videos, photos and more with just a touch of their finger. All iPhone and iPod touch models include the latest software enhancements announced last month including the ability to automatically find your location using the new Maps application; create Web Clips for your favorite websites; customize your home screen and watch movies from the new iTunes Movie Rentals. Both iPhone and iPod touch feature the world’s most advanced mobile web browser in the world with Safari and great mobile applications including Mail, Maps, Stocks, Weather and Notes.

The new 16GB iPhone is available immediately for a suggested retail price of $499 through the Apple Store, Apple’s retail stores and AT&T retail and online stores. The 32GB iPod touch is available worldwide immediately for a suggested retail price of $499 through the Apple Store, Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers. iTunes Movie Rentals are available in the US only. iPhone and iPod touch require a Mac with a USB 2.0 port, Mac OS X 10.4.10 or later and iTunes 7.6; or a Windows PC with a USB 2.0 port and Windows Vista or Windows XP Home or Professional (Service Pack 2) or later and iTunes 7.6.

As we said this past Friday, “Expect Apple to make moves to stimulate iPod demand sooner than later via aggressive pricing and/or increased features (greater storage on flash-based models).”

73 Comments

  1. now put the new intel chips in a 5.5 inch size touch and give me document editing.

    if a 3 pound laptop is a MacBook Air, i am waiting for the iPod Touch Helium. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

  2. Told you so! The idea is to get the entire iPod line to be disk free.
    Disk free means bigger MTBF for the product line because there are fewer moving parts and it takes less power to run memory than an HD.

    Just my $0.02

  3. Good one Shen. iPod Touch Helium.

    Personally, I’ll be impressed once Apple can get the iPhone to the 30GB mark.

    Hell, the iPhone has more memory than the old Mac sitting on my desk. It only had 9GB of HDD space.

    I can’t wait until August. Thats when my Verizon contract runs out.
    iPhone here I come (or Apple PDA…if they release one)

  4. – Rancid

    uh, what price reduction. They kept the price the same and then tacked on another $100 for the 16 Gig. Apple used to have a nice way of upgrading their hardware while keeping their price points. If anything, they should have kept the 16 Gig at $399 and LOWERD the 8 Gig to $299.

    Sounds to me like they’re a little scared that they might have to offer rebates to all those Holiday shoppers like they did last September.

  5. “Sounds to me like they’re a little scared that they might have to offer rebates to all those Holiday shoppers like they did last September.”

    Ummm, no… Flash memory is still to expensive for that.

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