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Apple Doubles Touch, iPhone Capacities

Posted by Eric March on February 5, 2008

Thirty-Two, Bay-bee!Rather than waiting until September’s keynote and the usual iPod refresh period, Apple has decided to go ahead and release an upgraded iPhone and iPod Touch with double the capacity — and an associated price hike, according to an announcement made today by Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of worldwide iPod and iPhone product marketing. Available immediately, the iPhone is now available in 8GB and 16GB capacities for $399 and $499 respectively, while the iPod Touch is now available in 8GB, 16GB and 32GB flavours for $299, $399 and $499 respectively.

The timing is is a bit unusual for Cupertino’s beloved fruit, winter being traditionally reserved for MacWorld and associated Mac and related peripheral line refreshes and introductions. Nevertheless, for those (like me) who griped and whined last September when Steve announced the puny capacities of these otherwise wonderful devices, larger capacity devices are now available far sooner than anticipated. This in itself is good news, but us early high-end adopters might also feel a little bit cheated, first by that whole $20 January Software Upgrade fiasco, and now by suddenly being faced with the idea of trading our 16 gig devices in for the huge storage boost.

Decisions, decisions.

(Source: CNet Crave)

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iPod Touch 1.1.3 Jailbreak Thread Roundup

Posted by Eric March on January 25, 2008

jailbroken 1.1.3 iphoneThere is no doubt that the top story right now is the 1.1.3 Jailbreak for the iPhone. It has also been revealed that this jailbreak process also works for the iPod Touch — as long as you don’t mind giving it a split personality with the iPhone’s firmware and applications. Now that we’ve answered the big question, though, the little ones now surfacing en masse: Will my all of my apps still work? Do I still have access to emulator ROMs? What about the 300 meg app limit? Is it still there and can we bypass it like the good ol’ days? Fortunately, the masses have been fervently trying everything out, answering these questions and even providing tutorials for you. Today, I would like to gather the most pertinent and useful of these threads together so that those of you who have not been intrepid enough to do the deed can now get as much information as you need in one place to feel a little more comfortable performing the upgrade. Hit the read link below for the whole scoop.

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