16GB iPhone to be released this afternoon

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Chimera, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. Chimera macrumors 6502

    Oct 29, 2004
    Surrey, England
  2. modafroman macrumors member

    Sep 27, 2007
    Brisbane, Australia
    Give me a better battery, HSDPA support, still more space (16gb is like 1/7th of my library :|) and localisation to this big ****off island of a continent, and then I will buy one :(
  3. Pookieinc macrumors member

    May 18, 2007
    YESS. Finally some update! I think I'm gonna pick this up if it's true! I've been waiting for some kind of update. I'm glad to hear it's so soon!
  4. dalvin200 macrumors 68040

    Mar 24, 2006
    Nottingham, UK
    not sure how true that is as a friend of mine is a manager of an O2 store and he hasn't heard anything
  5. mdtsuk macrumors member

    Jan 9, 2008
    Essex, UK
    16GB would be nice, but not worth upgrading.

    Now if it had 3G and Tethering, I would be down that O2 store yesterday!!! :D
  6. iPhelim, Feb 5, 2008
    Last edited: May 3, 2014
  7. edesignuk Moderator emeritus


    Mar 25, 2002
    London, England
    They should bring the 16GB in at the current price, and drop the price of the 8GB.

    Typically of course they won't :rolleyes:
  8. iPhelim, Feb 5, 2008
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  9. Markleshark macrumors 603


    Aug 15, 2006
    Carlisle, Up Norf!
    I dunno, I could see that. It's basically what they've done with the Mac Mini. I wouldn't be toooooo surprised.

    Typically of course... Yeah... :rolleyes:
  10. Superman07 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 28, 2007
    I know, "Be happy with what you have.", but I finally went out an bought an 8GB model right after MacWorld since nothing was announced. If this is the case, and the price point for the 16GB is the same as what I paid, I'll be very miffed. It's "conveniently" just after the 2 week period?! Very weak. And no, I'm not looking to run out an update, but it's the principle that they full well knew it was coming out and didn't announce it to help the consumer make the most informed decision that they could... And frankly, "It's inevitable.", and "You should have know." are just as weak answers/comments.
  11. Stelph macrumors member

    Jan 29, 2008
  12. arkitect macrumors 603


    Sep 5, 2005
    Bath, United Kingdom
    At a loose end today? :confused: :rolleyes:
  13. iPhelim, Feb 5, 2008
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  14. vincebio macrumors 6502a


    Jun 27, 2005

    this is to avoid having to refund 8gb purchases with the price difference...
    they learned this one from the 100USD price drop i reckon
  15. iPhelim, Feb 5, 2008
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  16. PatrickC macrumors member

    Nov 2, 2007
    When you go to the Apple online store it has the "We'll Be Back Soon" note and says they are updating it. Good news.

    EDIT: I missed the mention of this above from another poster. My mistake.
  17. iPhelim macrumors regular

    Oct 24, 2007
    It isnt down in the UK!!! And the 16gig is supposed to be released here in 15 minutes
  18. fastbite macrumors 6502a


    Jul 23, 2007
    16 and price cut on the 8 please! So I can finally buy one for my girl ;)
  19. davidec macrumors regular

    Jan 31, 2008
    I can confirm as a fact that a 16 gig Iphone will be available tomorrow morning from all UK stores for £349
    Most 02 stores have received stock this morning.
  20. DanBUK macrumors regular

    Oct 9, 2007
    Any sources for your confirmation on pricing?
  21. iPhelim, Feb 5, 2008
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  22. deedub macrumors newbie

    Sep 13, 2006
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  23. Leemo macrumors 6502


    May 7, 2006
    Nottingham, UK
    If you're going to be picky - capital letters and full stops would be nice.
  24. davidec macrumors regular

    Jan 31, 2008
    All I know for sure is that it's 16gig. In stock, available tomorrow morning and £349. Here's the source: (taken from my post in another thread)

    OK. FACT:
    I just called the 02 store in Chiswick (london) and asked-
    'I just bought the 8gig Iphone, can I upgrade it to the 16gig model?'
    The answer was 'no, you are on an 18mth contract'.
    I then asked - 'What about if I come in and buy it outright? It's £349 right?'
    He answered with 'Yes, they are £349 but you are on a contract so speak to customer services about upgrading'
    I then asked - 'Can I come and buy one now?, you have them for sale right?'
    'No, no,' He responded. "we are not allowed to sell them until tomorrow morning".
    Guess that's proof for me that the Iphone updates are coming to the apple store. Question is - Will they do a simultaneous MBP release?
    I highly doubt it.
  25. iPhelim, Feb 5, 2008
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