Apple does double-take on iPod Touch and iPhone

5 Feb 2008

The iPod Touch and iPhone will now have double the memory for storage of music and other media from today as Apple introduces a beefed-up 32GB Touch and a 16GB iPhone.

Previously, the iPod Touch only came in the 16GB model for €369 and the 8GB model for €279. For the privilege of 32GB of storage, Apple fans will pay €459 and can order one now from the Irish Apple store.

However, the shiny new 16GB iPhone is still lost on the Irish as its availability and mobile carrier have yet to be announced.

The new models were quietly released following last week’s pink iPod Nano, which comes in 4GB and 8GB and just in time for Valentine’s Day too.

“For some users, there’s never enough memory,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice-president of worldwide iPod and iPhone product marketing.

“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.”

Aside from the increase in memory, both devices were given a new lease of life at the Macworld conference in San Francisco this January past with a new software upgrade that introduced email capabilities, as well as a GPS-like Google Maps application and software to monitor stocks and weather.

By Marie Boran