iPhone 3G 32GB - Don't believe the hype?
Yes, I know that I shouldn't believe everything I read but I really am quite excited by the prospect of a 32GB iPhone.
Apple have had a few leaks lately so it's not to much of a stretch to believe that a 32GB option is on it's way. This is particularly exciting for me as the iPhone has not yet been released in South Africa, we are still in that greatly ambiguous 'Coming Soon' stage, which means that we could get our hands on 32GB models right from the get go! Really exciting for those of us who are still without our iPhones or those who have had doubts about the storage.
Read Engadget's article for all the details:
Apple prepping a 32GB iPhone update, bringing back at-home activation? - Engadget
Edit: It seems I was just beaten to the punch, sorry for repeating something in the blog. Still would be great to hear your thoughts here...
Last edited by sturamsden; 09-21-2008 at 07:17 AM.
- 09-21-2008, 07:38 AM #2
I'm not so sure about this one. It seems a bit early for Apple to do this. I could see one coming after the new year. That would be more believable to me.
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- 09-21-2008, 07:48 AM #4
The iPod has the room due to the lack of radios that the iPhone HAS.
- 09-21-2008, 08:13 AM #6
- 09-21-2008, 08:14 AM #7
- 09-21-2008, 09:55 AM #9
Totally bogus visual:
Imagine both an iPhone and a Touch. Each has 2 slots, 1 on the left, 1 on the right. 16 GB takes one slot. However, the iPhone already has 1 slot filled with a cell radio (GSM/EDGE/3G), GPS, etc. That only leaves 1 slot left.
So, while you can fill 2 slots on the Touch, and 16x2 = 32
You only have 1 slot left to fill on the iPhone, and 16x1 = 16
However, if Apple switches to the higher (double)density NAND chips, then we'd get:
iPhone: 1 x 32 = 32
Touch: 2 x 32 = 64 (same size as the Air SSD!)
- 09-21-2008, 12:00 PM #10
- 09-21-2008, 02:50 PM #11
I think I'm going to bite the bullet and wait. I waited for over two years for a Macbook Pro and about 4 months for a 1G Touch so I think I'll be able to stay patient and see what the next few months bring. At least it will be made easier if Vodacom once again postpone the launch of the iPhone 3G in SA.
I was wondering, how long after the iPhone 2G was released did they kill the 4GB version and how long after releasing the 1G Touch did they bring out the 32GB model. I seem to remember only a few months between the original announcements and then the changes... and how long has the iPhone 3G been out?
- 09-21-2008, 11:17 PM #13
- 09-22-2008, 12:14 AM #14
Think 16GB will be fine for now. All my music and photos won't fit, but then nor will they on a 32GB. I'll just have to be selective of what I put on my iPhone. I'll keep my 60GB iPod so that I can load everything on there for in case
- 09-25-2008, 09:52 AM #15
I have heard that the October 14th Event is a Macbook only event. Does that mean there's not even a chance that there will be "one last thing" and that might just be a 32GB iPhone.
I know no one can read Steve Jobs' mind (Kevin Rose is the exception) but anyone got any ideas, one way or the other?
- 09-29-2008, 11:39 PM #17
I setup a poll for this one on my blog since it seems to be heating up. I have a feeling we won't see this until late October at the earliest.
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