By Chris Nicholls

SYDNEY: Apple has doubled the memory of its iPod touch and iPhone, launching a 32 gigabyte touch worldwide today, as well as a 16GB iPhone in overseas markets. .

The 32GB iPod touch is available from today and will sell for $629. The 16GB model will remain at its previous $499RRP and the 8GB model for $399.RRP

The 16GB iPhone confirmed rumours on several websites yesterday of its imminent release. While unavailable in Australia through official channels, the 16GB iPhone will retail in America for US$500 (AU558). T-Mobile in Germany and Orange in France have the phone listed for EUR 500 (AU$815).

Mac owners who purchase a new iPod touch will require a USB 2.0 port, Mac OS X 10.4.10 or later and iTunes 7.6. Windows PC owners will need a USB 2.0 port and Windows Vista or Windows XP Home or Professional (SP 2) or later and iTunes 7.6.