I love the iPhone

September 5th, 2007

But who the hell drops the price of a successful new product by 1/3 just 2 months after launch?

Talk about biting your early adopters in the butt.

Entry Filed under: Apple Computer

6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Chris  |  September 5th, 2007 at 1:53 pm

    I will or if for some reason I cannot find the recipet I paid for it on a credit card

    I just read the WSJ on the new Itouch it will be prefect for my wife who cannot use the Iphone because of work but was going to buy a video Ipod I am glad we waited

    Thanks for the heads up “rebate” I might do it today while the boy is at gymnastics

  • 2. Elliot  |  September 5th, 2007 at 1:55 pm

    You’re welcome, bro.

  • 3. Nick  |  September 5th, 2007 at 7:31 pm

    It’s not biting them in the butt…. it’s reeling in all the suckers. ;)

  • 4. Elliot  |  September 6th, 2007 at 8:08 am

    I’m glad I could help.

  • 5. Chris  |  September 6th, 2007 at 8:19 am

    I was talking with a neutral friend this morning about how they had really screwed over their core customer base I was reading the message boards over at Apple.com and I really think they have stepped on their pee pee with this act this is something that Microsoft would do.

    I had two thoughts on this first it was funny how shocked a lot of these people who tend to be left leaning were surprised that a corporation would prison rape them like this.

    I had a simple idea how Apple and ATT could make this right to the early buyers take $20 off the phone bills of the first wave buyers for 10 months or even just 5 months yes short term that would cost them money but I think it would go a long way to keeping the true Apple believers on their team.

    But then again Jobs might be thinking “Where are they really going to go they are not going to buy a Zune?”

    I do feel bad for the first wavers but as I told my wife when I bought this I said it was worth $600 to me so I would do it again I am glad I go the money back but if I had not I would not have bitched well not all that much lol

    This will be interesting to see how this plays out.

  • 6. Elliot  |  September 6th, 2007 at 8:44 am

    I agree it was an unexpectedly bad P.R. move. Apple has never reduced the price of a product so close to release. I don’t feel screwed, but considering that we bought three iPhones and one of those phones would have been “free” with this new pricing I am a tad annoyed.

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