Confirmed: O2 have 16GB iPhone £329 [updated]

16gb iphone
Confirmed with the manager of an O2 store. The Engadget rumour is correct.

Handsets are in the stores being ‘checked in’ now. Available from 1:30pm.

Update: Still no news on the UK Apple or O2 sites, but the US stores have them listed at $499 which confirms the price leaks were also correct.  No new features, just a second model to run in parallel with the existing 8GB model.  iPod Touch also gets a bump to 32GB too which may indicate this form factor still has space for more…

My thoughts?  16GB is nice, but £329 isn’t going to have the people who haven’t already bought one flocking to buy one.  Other than a price drop, 3G is the only thing that will do the job here…

By Ben Smith

Ben is an expert on enterprise mobility and wireless data products. He has been a regular contributor to Mobile Industry Review since 2007 and is also editor of Wireless Worker.

9 replies on “Confirmed: O2 have 16GB iPhone £329 [updated]”

At £329 this is a rip off. They should have launched it at £269 and dropped the 8GB price to under £200.

They would have annoyed a lot of 8GB owners, but it’s got to happen some time!

I had a play with the N95 8 gig yesterday and I have to say its just a fantastic phone.
The IPhone is totally cool but it does have rivals… !

Pah. Who needs 16GB and will only now buy one? Only if you have less than about 10GB of music (thus leaving room for apps/vids/podcasts/OS) and want your entire library in one device. But many/most of us have considerably more than 10GB of tunes, so even this spec bump will still require some selective work. Bring on 64GB I say….

Don’t wait for 3G. Get in. If you are home or at work you’ll be on WiFi anyway, and when out EDGE is fine for email/blogs/RSS/weather/travel info.

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