Rumors of a 32GB iPhone
The Macworld Expo is scheduled to take place in San Francisco from January 5th to 9th, 2009 and is the most likely venue for Apple's next product announcements. While there are several rumors circulating about what new products will be announced and which existing products will be updated, one rumor indicates that Apple may unveil a 32GB iPhone at the MacWorld Expo.
Although this rumor is largely unsubstantiated, certain events coupled with the right timing have caused some to think this rumor could be true. The largest iPhone (16GB) currently only has half the memory of the largest iPod Touch (32GB) because the iPhone can only contain a single NAND Flash chip while the iPod Touch can house two. The extra space in the iPhone is consumed by necessary communications hardware. However, back in August Toshiba announced that they would mass produce the 32GB chips in the 4th quarter of 2008. These 32GB chips could possibly be used in a future iPhone model. Also, Intel interestingly announced that the Flash chips they developed could increase the maximum to 64GB by early 2009.
Further long-standing rumors adamantly say that Apple's iMac and Mac mini are due for needed updates at the MacWorld Expo. Also Mac Pro suitable Nehalem processors are due to be released in the first quarter of 2009 and many expect that the remainder of the Cinema Displays will be updated at the Expo.
Source: Macworld San Francisco 2009 Registration, New Macs, 32GB iPhones? - Mac Rumors