Following the rampant rumours that Pocket-lint was able to confirm earlier today, Apple has now officially announced the new model of the iPhone - and of the iPod touch - which both now have double the memory.

The iPhone now comes in a new 16GB model for $499, joining the 8GB model for $399. iPod touch now comes in a 32GB model for $499, joining the 16GB model for $399 and the 8GB model for $299.

In the UK the 16GB iPhone now will cost £329, joining the 8GB model for £269. The iPod touch now comes in a 32GB model for £329, joining the 16GB model for £269 and the 8GB model for £199.

"For some users, there’s never enough memory", said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide iPod and iPhone Product Marketing.

"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."