1. sturamsden's Avatar
    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 08:17 AM.
    09-21-2008 08:14 AM
  2. Jeremy's Avatar
    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.

    iPhone 3G in the US: Unlocked and 32GB Refresh? | The iPhone Blog
    09-21-2008 08:38 AM
  3. sturamsden's Avatar
    I don't understand something in that post, why would Apple have to change the NAND flash chips? The Touch has a 32GB option. Is there something technical that I'm missing?
    09-21-2008 08:43 AM
  4. Jeremy's Avatar
    I don't understand something in that post, why would Apple have to change the NAND flash chips? The Touch has a 32GB option. Is there something technical that I'm missing?
    It simply would not fit. Referring to the NAND flash chips here: "which max out at 16GB on the iPhone and 32GB on the iPod Touch (which lacks the radios and hence has double the space for the memory"

    The iPod has the room due to the lack of radios that the iPhone HAS.
    09-21-2008 08:48 AM
  5. sturamsden's Avatar
    I cannot see any difference in terms of physical size though. Ok, I am looking at photos and maybe my estimates are off because of that.

    Don't mean to argue but I'm trying to keep my dream alive!
    09-21-2008 09:04 AM
  6. cjvitek's Avatar
    It's not a question of physical size - it's a question of space INSIDE the unit.

    On the Touch, you have extra space that is not taken up with the radios. On the iPhone, that space is used by the radios.
    09-21-2008 09:13 AM
  7. Jeremy's Avatar
    It's not a question of physical size - it's a question of space INSIDE the unit.

    On the Touch, you have extra space that is not taken up with the radios. On the iPhone, that space is used by the radios.
    Isn't that what I said?


    Maybe I should have explained it more clearly. Sorry.
    09-21-2008 09:14 AM
  8. sturamsden's Avatar
    Dont worry, think it was me being dense!

    Well let's hope those clever engineers/designers at Apple can make a plan.
    09-21-2008 09:25 AM
  9. Rene Ritchie's Avatar
    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 10:55 AM
  10. Reaktor5's Avatar
    Sometime in October, possibly the 14th.
    Last edited by Reaktor5; 09-21-2008 at 01:07 PM.
    09-21-2008 01:00 PM
  11. rapidblue's Avatar
    Sometime in October, possibly the 14th.
    Hmmm... I sooooooo desperately want to get an iPhone when they launch here in South Africa in the next week or so, but now it makes me wonder if I should wait for a 32GB??? Choices choices
    09-21-2008 03:50 PM
  12. sturamsden's Avatar
    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 04:18 PM
  13. JustinHorn's Avatar
    I compared the new touch to my 3g iphone in the apple store this past week and it's half the thickness, so even though it lacks the 3g/edge radio it doesn't really have that much more room
    09-22-2008 12:17 AM
  14. rapidblue's Avatar
    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?
    Also tempted to wait, but then again there will ALWAYS be a newer, better iPhone coming out... Have to decided some or other time to take the plunge and get it.
    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
    09-22-2008 01:14 AM
  15. Jeremy's Avatar
    Also tempted to wait, but then again there will ALWAYS be a newer, better iPhone coming out... Have to decided some or other time to take the plunge and get it.
    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
    I feel the same way. No matter what you do there is always a new device just around the corner. Latest example is Palm, they released the Treo 800w. It seemed like a day went by and they announced the Treo Pro... What can you do?
    09-25-2008 10:52 AM
  16. sturamsden's Avatar
    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?
    09-25-2008 11:43 AM
  17. JustinHorn's Avatar
    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.

    when will 32 GB iPhone 3g be released? | When Will Apple?
    09-30-2008 12:39 AM
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