Yeah, hopefully so. Seems like they have a pretty good product on their hands if they can just find some good uses for it and market it successfully. Apple getting in early is obviously a very good sign.
If you don't use the amount of storage provided on the low-end model that's certainly fine, but why would you get mad at him for wanting more storage for the same price? That's a win for the consumer any way you slice it. And, to a degree, he's probably right that more storage will be needed because the apps will likely be larger.