John Paczkowski

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Oh, One More Thing: It's Not 3G

16g-iphone.jpgApple doubled the capacity of the iPod Touch and the iPhone this morning. The iPod Touch is now available in three versions: an 8GB model for $299, a 16GB model for $399 and a 32GB model for $499. The iPhone now once again comes in two capacities: 8GB for $399 and 16GB for $100 more.

“For some users, there’s never enough memory,” Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide iPod and iPhone Product Marketing, enthused in one of Apple’s typically self-aggrandizing press releases. “Now people can enjoy even more of their music, photos and videos on the most revolutionary mobile phone and best Wi-Fi mobile device in the world.”

Aside from the increase in capacity, which will come in handy for iTunes movie rentals, the new devices appear unchanged from their predecessors–a disappointment for those hoping for a faster 3G iPhone. Also nowhere to be found, three new MacBook Pro models that MacRumors claims to have spied in Best Buy’s inventory-tracking system.

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December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work