After a brief downtime, the US Apple Store came back online this morning with updated, larger-capacity iPhone and iPod touch models. Engadget called this update about five hours before it hit the street.
The iPhone is now available with 8GB (at $399US) or 16GB (at $499US) of storage.The iPod touch is now available in three models; 8GB ($299US), 16GB($399US) and 32GB($499US). Note that the 16GB iPhone and the 32GB iPod touch are both $499, while there's a one hundred dollar difference between the 16GB iPhone and the 16GB iPod model.
I guess your hundred bucks either buys you a phone or double the storage space. I think they should have dropped the price of the 8GB to 299$ & had the 16GB at 399$. Anything larger than 399$ is too expensive IMHO. That being said, my qualms about such a low storage capacity are somewhat assuaged with this update to the iPhone. My having gotten used to having an 80GB iPod video has spoiled me.