Latest UK news on the Apple iPhone, iPod, iTouch and iMac.
The University of Glasgow has produced a breakthrough in nanotechnology that could revolutionize the Mp3 player industry with a storage capacity that is 150,000 times greater than today’s top choices. The molecule sized switch that has been developed will dramatically raise storage capacity without increasing the actual size of Mp3 players. This technology is designed to cram 500,000 GB into one square inch of a microchip which will allow Mp3 users to store hundreds of millions of video and song choices on one device. The technology could also transform storage on other electronics such as DVD players. Dr. Vin Dhanak from Glasgow University stated that the team is now facing the challenges of dealing with “fabrication issues”.
T-Mobile Germany announced recently that it would cut prices on the purchase of an iPhone for a new deal. This deal gives German iPhone users a chance to pick up the most talked about phone for just €99 (US$155). Until now the 8GB model of the iPhone has been selling for €399 in Germany.
Apple’s UK partner, O2 however, has made no indication that they plan to follow Germany’s lead. The plan by T-Mobile in Germany to cut iPhone prices has been regarded as a way to either stimulate German flagging sales of the iPhone or simply to clear stock from the network’s channel in preparation for the release of the new 3G model due out very soon.
An O2 spokesperson recently stated that “We regularly examine all of our offerings to ensure they remain competitive and meet customer demands. We currently have no updates regarding iPhone pricing.”
This statement while not giving any indication that UK prices will be cut in the near future, does leave the company open to discounts if and when they choose to emulate T-Mobile’s plan.