iPhone, Now With Double Capacity

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iPhone, Now With Double Capacity

 

Apple released new, larger versions of its iPhone and iPod touch devices today.

 

You can secure yourself an iPhone with 16GB for $499, or go for iPhone classic for $399. The iPod touch now comes in three flavors, 32GB for $499, 16GB for $399 and 8GB for $299.

 

The updated devices are available now, at the Apple Store.

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Anonymous

It is not a non-profit organization aiming to bring technology to every corner of the World. They're trying to make a profit. It doesn't make sense to give a timeline because then they can't sell their existing products.

Do restaurants tell you the time when they're going to put out a batch of newer, fresher food for sale?
Do HDTV companies tell you when they're going to release a cheaper, bigger model?
The only companies that announce their new products or have an expected time for them are forced to reduce the price on their existing products, which is why there are steep discounts on cars and clothing right before the new lines come in. Apple isn't going to cut the price (especially on low profit margin iPods) on their products.

I bought my MacBook and shortly after my friend bought a refurb MBP for a similar price. Do I wish I had that instead? Yes. But does it make what I already own any worse? No. The product was good enough that you wanted to spend your money on it, and nothing physically changed in it after the inception of the updated product, so you didn't lose anything. You should be thankful Apple actually has a grace period as a vast majority of companies don't. If anyone hates Apple for a reason like that they are completely unreasonable and have no grasp of what a business entails. I'd love to see that person try and run a profitable business using the ideals that they feel Apple breaks.

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AppleBeHonest

Apple should be honest. If they are about to offer a better product, they should tell there loyal customers. Yes, it may take away from some of their sales and some of the wow factor. Think of how many people are getting pissed at Apple lately. I waited for the iPod Touch to have Mail, I was assured the new models would be exactly the same to previous ones. Apple staff were actually put into a position of lying. I asked this question of over 30 staff people. Now, it's got twice the storage space and much faster downloading. You could say it was technically not a lie, but the end result is I was repeatedly given false information by lots of young men (a few women). People who defend Apple on this are promoting a business model of deceit. I expect the people I do business with to be honest.

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BeHonest Yourself

Apple doesn't owe ANYONE advance knowledge of product release. Especially when it comes to hardware. So stop whining.

As for saying that "over 30 staff" people lied to you. I call bulls##t on that one. Apple employees, in my experience, are very honest when they don't know product release information. As a company, they never speculate or comment on rumors.

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Josh

Apple has traditionally been very tight-lipped regarding its product release schedules. Their only exception has been the OS, because folks are much less likely to hold off a purchase just to get the new OS when it can be purchased for a minimal investment of around $100. (Minimal compared to the price of the total system.) Additionally, some people are actually encouraged to buy a system before the OS changes so that they can wait unti the "bugs" are worked out. The computers, iPods, iPhones, etc. on the other hand would suffer a sales slump if folks were constantly "waiting on the next big-thing." Apple has bent over backwards to accommodate iPhone owners since its launch and subsequent price drop.

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Josh

Apple says you can return your used iPhone within 14 days and upgrade to a larger model for only the difference in price. So, shake off buyer's remorse and upgrade or just be happy with what you've got.

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Anonymous

Well what do you expect Apple to do? Never ever create a newer updated product? They have to do what they have to do to keep their lineup fresh.

Its always a losing battle when dealing with technology.

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Anonymous

if you bought it less than 30 days ago you should be able to return it and pay the difference to upgrade. And yeah, staying up-to-date with technology is always a losing battle. Duh.

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Michael Dunlop

Very true. That's what I thought when Apple did the price drop. I bought a 2.16ghz macbook and a couple of months later they came out with the 2.2ghz with leopard but i didn't get pissed cuz that's just what happens. What do you want them to do? issue a statement that says "we are coming out with a NEW, BETTER product in a couple of weeks so don't buy this one!"?

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Anonymous

Yes, that is exactly what we should expect from Apple. Give consumers a rough timeline with product updates and let them decide whether to get the product right away, or wait a few weeks for the new model (as they do with their OS!)

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juanorfrankie

Now to tell you the truth this really makes me angry i just bought my new iphone about two weeks ago and i get a call this morning about a new iphone??? are you serious apple??? really! not only this is good but c'mon you guys are pissing people off like me!!!

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