Apple has been doing very well at slowly rolling out new items incredibly consistently making sure that there is always something fairly fresh to talk about in the world of Apple news.
Today Apple released several things, firstly a new capacity iPhone, 16GB to be exact, priced at $499. I understand that I got what I paid for when I purchased my iPhone on day one, I’ve had 7 months to enjoy the phone but it is a little frustrating that just 7 short months after the iPhone was first released you can purchase an iPhone with twice the capacity for $100 less, or if you want to think about it this way, for the same price as a 4GB iPhone on day one you can now get an iPhone with 4 times the capacity. I think this will surely help persuade many of the digital packrats to purchase an iPhone, you know those guys, the ones who seem to think that they need to have their entire 30GB music library attached to their hip at all times.
The next release is the 32GB iPod Touch, a great addition to the Apple iPod lineup. The highest capacity flash player Apple has ever released, by a long shot.
I’m starting to wonder if the new capacity iPhone and iPod Touch may have something to do with the SDK release later this month, maybe Apple expects all us iPhone and iPod Touch owners to load up our devices with apps.
Apple also released two new games for the 5th generation iPod, iPod Classic, and 3rd generation iPod Nano. The new games are “Chess & Backgamon” and “Naval Battle.” Chess & Backgammon are just what you would expect, chess… and backgammon, in one package for $4.99. Naval Battle is basically a battleship clone and is also priced at $4.99.