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Apple Has New 16GB iPhone

Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) unveiled a new iPhone model today -- not the faster 3G model that many had ben hoping for, but merely a model with 16 GBytes of memory, double the storage of the present models.

The $500 16-GByte iPhone is available immediately through Apple stores and AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T). The original 8-GByte model is still priced at $400.

"For some users, there's never enough memory," says Greg Joswiak, Apple's vice president of Worldwide iPod and iPhone Product Marketing, of the new offering.

Some analysts are speculating on whether the Mac maker will launch an HSDPA-based 3G phone at the the Mobile World Congress, which starts in Barcelona, Spain, next week. Unstrung, however, has heard no solid information on a 3G launch, other than that it will happen this year.

More memory could be appealing for carriers as well as users since it will encourage iPhone devotees to download more data onto their devices. T-Mobile International AG recently revealed that iPhone users consume up to 30 times as much wireless data as its other subscribers. (See iPhone Data Booms at T-Mobile.)

— Dan Jones, Site Editor, Unstrung

tsat 12/5/2012 | 3:48:32 PM
re: Apple Has New 16GB iPhone
Waiting is the hardest part.

opticalwatcher 12/5/2012 | 3:48:30 PM
re: Apple Has New 16GB iPhone Sounds like it is coming in 2008:
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