20GB iPhone! I am PISSED

seb481

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So I was browsing last night and came across an article that mentionned that TheStreet.com (financial info portal) announced that Apple is gonna come out with a 20GB iPhone by the end of the year. Nobody else confirmed this information.

I personally doubt this is going to happen, but if it does, I am going to be EXTREMELY pissed at Apple. I (we) are stuck with a 8GB iPhone and late adopters will have all the benefits of the iPhone without the drawbacks? That is not fair.

I don't want to be a prick here, but I hope Apple is not gonna come out with such a huge memory capacity for the next 2 years because if they do, I will regret my purchase.

Has anyone heard about that?
 

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So I was browsing last night and came across an article that mentionned that TheStreet.com (financial info portal) announced that Apple is gonna come out with a 20GB iPhone by the end of the year. Nobody else confirmed this information.

I personally doubt this is going to happen, but if it does, I am going to be EXTREMELY pissed at Apple. I (we) are stuck with a 8GB iPhone and late adopters will have all the benefits of the iPhone without the drawbacks? That is not fair.

I don't want to be a prick here, but I hope Apple is not gonna come out with such a huge memory capacity for the next 2 years because if they do, I will regret my purchase.

Has anyone heard about that?
Look man i don't think that is going to happen. They have been saying for some time now, and besides if that does happen, just buy another one! its just that easy.
 

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haven't heard a thing but would guess it might be correct. Certainly a memory bump would be one of the easiest upgrades for Apple to make. And I really doubt they will wait two years to do it.

Being an early adopter is rewarded by having the coolest toys before anyone else. The downside is always the inevitable upgraded products that come out later.
Mike
 

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Sounds way too expensive unless they went with a hard drive, and that probably wouldn't happen.

I think they should put an SD card slot on the darn thing. Then you could add on or swap cards like darned near every other multimedia phone on the planet.
 

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Dude, at $600 a piece, I can't really afford to buy one every 6 months...
ebay man..ebay. you can sell the old one and recover most of the value and put it towards the cost of a newer one.
 

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ebay man..ebay. you can sell the old one and recover most of the value and put it towards the cost of a newer one.
I HATE eBay with a passion. Buying on eBay is awesome. Selling on eBay is a *****. Aall these hidden fees, restrictions, and stuffs. Craigslist is my thing though! :laugh2:
 
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20GB seems like an oddball number someone pulled out of the air. 16 32 even 24 maybe, but 20 doesn't sound 'right' to me.
 

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Such is the price of being an early adpoter, if the rumor is even true. Besides, more memory will most likely make an expensive toy even more expensive.

Honestly, I wouldn't be at all upset if they did release a version with more memory. With 112 songs already loaded, I still have 5 gigs of space left. That's more than enough to get me through a few days.
 
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So now we're up to 20GB, I wonder what the new model will be in a week. It seems that every week the new model keeps changing.

The reason Apple went with a flash memory based iPhone was for durability. A hard drive based model wouldn't survive being dropped when a flash based model would. There will be no 20 GB iPhone for this reason.
 

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Dude, at $600 a piece, I can't really afford to buy one every 6 months...

If it's gonna be a 20gb then that would be well over the $600 price! I really don't think i would need that much space..they might be gonna do this for companies use tho..they could use that much space..
 

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I'm betting somebody like pocketpctech comes with a ram upgrade before Apple releases a bigger capacity iPhone.

What surprises me most of all is how our big print media outlets are picking up all this random speculation and posting it as if it were verifiable fact. There's little credibility in journalism anymore, imo.
 

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I can live a couple years with what I have. I can always upgrade at that point. 8 gb is plenty for me right now. I don't need my entire library with me.
 

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I don't really care how big the memory bump is, it is the concept of the upgrade that is the interesting point here. The iPhone is more like a computer than a phone. Most of its functionality is software based and that can be upgraded easily as we've already seen. So what's left for new model upgrades? More memory, faster processors, higher res screen. What else are we likely to see?
 

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I have a friend that works at Bellsouth ( the new AT&T) and he is waiting till the 3g verison comes out around Christmas.
Now while he might work with them (AT&T), I still think that 3G is pure speculation at this point. I searched around and the 2 reason I kept finding for going with Edge in the first place is:
that it's pretty much everywhere the GSM signal is, where as 3G is only
regulated to major metro area.
And apparently they could not fit the 3g chip into the phone as it is built now.
 

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No offence Seb, but what did you think was going to happen?
 

psychoticpanda

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my god, how much stuff do you have ? and why would you spend like 800$ because the price will be going up.
 

seb481

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No offence Seb, but what did you think was going to happen?
No offense taken at all but I just would like Apple to wait at LEAST a year before coming up with a new one.
I already got screwed on my iPod (bought 60GB and 2 months later, they came up with the 80GB for the same price!), i don't want this to happen again with the phone. It's really frustrating