Wow, I’m glad I held off buying an iPhone. I was waiting, hoping to find a way to justify spending the $400-$600 for a new iPhone. Not yet having found the justification, I was biding my time.
Today, Apple announced the new iPod Touch. There’s an 8GB and 16GB model, each with the same form factor as the iPhone, touch screen technology, AND WiFi (802.11 b/g) capability. These new iPods are priced at $299 and $399, and will be shipping later this month. A new iTunes WiFi Music Store allows you to purchase music directly from your iPod Touch. There’s also a new agreement with StarBucks to allow purchasing of music through their store’s WiFi network.
And here’s the kicker: Apple dropped the 8GB iPhone from $599 to $399, and the 4GB iPhone is no longer available. Ouch for those new iPhone customers!