Originally Posted by Big_Al
Why would they release this unit with only 4 or 8 Gb? Tell me I shouldn't wait for a true all in one unit with the 30 or 80 Gb of the current i-Pod .
The 30 and 80GB iPods utilize a 1.8" HDD. The iPhone and Nanos utilize Flash. Apple certainly could have made the iPhone HDD-based but that would add to the overall size and reduce the battery life.
Personally, I would rather have a slightly thicker iPhone with longer battery life, 3G, and a HDD. But I'm not Apple.
Unless, of course, I worked for Apple. Then I would keep the ccurrent capacity to prevent unneccesary canibalization of the iPod Video. If the Apple went with a HDD that mirrored the flagship iPod they would only be selling to those you don't want or already have a cell phone.
IMO, the iPhone current size mirroring the Nano Apple has marketed at 4 distinct market segments without killing off any others in the process.
- Shuffle Apple's "gateway" player.
- Nano Perfect for the gym/jogging
- w/Video High capacity requirements
- iPhone Trifecta zelaots