Apple Offers Early Adopters $100 Credit
Sep 6, 2007, 2:21 PM by (staff)
In an open letter posted on Apple's website, Steve Jobs has announced the company will offer early iPhone adopters a store credit to offset yesterday's drop in price. Buyers who paid full price and are not eligible for price protection will receive $100 in credit at Apple's online store. Details will be announced next week. Although carriers, often drop the price of high-end phones after a few months of sales, the suddenness and steep drop of yesterday's price cut took many owners by surprise, creating a wide-spread negative reaction.
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If you didn't think the iPhone was worth $600.00
I've spent $600.00 on crap phones (HTC Apache, anyone?) promising all sorts of functionality that it didn't deliver. That was a waste of money- it wasn't a $600.00 product.
The iPhone delivered its promise. I'd be more PO'd if I had spent $500.00 on some under-engineered POS from HTC (that video of the Touch on Youtube is priceless) to "save my money."
Times have changed. Apple was obviously going to release a touch-screen iPod priced similarly to the outgoing model, and Apple can't charge a $300.00 premium just so it can make calls, so obviously the price was going to come do...
That's my thing, a lot of iphone users are acting like 200 dollars is no big deal.
It's not stupidity...
But patience does pay off if you have any.
My only problem is the iphone buye...
widespread negative reaction
for all those that were idiots, and now are feeling the sting of their stupidity? this is EXACTLY why Jobs shoulda just shrugged; then again, he's attempting to sell a TON of these things, so a few mill back to dumb people will give others hopes that he'll do it again.
Otherwise there'd be none the next time they launch a new product, and it would land with a thud.