1. Crimson's Avatar
    09-06-2007 04:07 PM
  2. pump142's Avatar
    they had their ipohones for 10 weeks and it got a price cut, I'd be unhappy too but thats the price you pay for early adoption.
    We've all been paying price premiums here for years unless we can swing a deal.
    Imagine how pissed they would be if they paid the price and it did not perform like it was supposed to? ARE YOU LISTENING PALM?
    09-06-2007 04:14 PM
  3. cinealta's Avatar
    Steve's giving all of them $100 back:

    http://www.apple.com/hotnews/openiphoneletter/
    09-06-2007 04:25 PM
  4. Malatesta's Avatar
    Well, they're getting $100 store credit, which is not exactly $100 back, but it is certainly better than nothing. At least they responded rather quickly, so good for them.

    Though it still sounds like the obvious: they could have launched the iPhone at $399, sold like crazy and kept everyone happy. It's like their fixing their price gouging.
    09-06-2007 04:30 PM
  5. cinealta's Avatar
    True, not cash back. I'm sure that would be an accounting nightmare for Apple (book sales in one quarter and take a charge the next).

    As you say, it's better than nothing, especially with memory & component prices dropping daily.
    09-06-2007 04:34 PM
  6. Crimson's Avatar
    Pretty much just a scam to get them to buy another overpriced overhyped product.
    09-06-2007 04:38 PM
  7. non_sequitur's Avatar
    judging by how quickly the news of the credit came through, i bet they planned to do it all along.
    09-06-2007 04:40 PM
  8. surur's Avatar
    judging by how quickly the news of the credit came through, i bet they planned to do it all along.
    Sure they did...

    Surur
    09-06-2007 04:45 PM
  9. waldo15's Avatar
    Heck, they got $100 credit... certainly better than nothing.

    We Palm customers voice our concerns about buggy devices and what do we get? Buggy devices, botches MRs (think 700p) and Palm saying that we are power users and as such, we demand just too much out of our devices...
    09-06-2007 04:56 PM
  10. zelgo#IM's Avatar
    iPhone isn't an overhyped product--it's a pretty incredible machine. Getting the full internet is WAY better than dealing with the mobile internet of the Treo.

    Plus, it's thin and has wifi. I bet the next version will have high-speed internet like 3G or EVDO--at that point it will be utterly unbeatable. I woudl throw my Treo away in a second if the iPhone were part of a high speed network. in time, it will be.

    The fact that they responded so quickly to the complaints for refunds doesn't mean they planned it--it shows that Apple is a company that actually responds to its consumers--and fast!
    09-06-2007 05:08 PM
  11. TazUk's Avatar
    iPhone isn't an overhyped product
    Really, name one similar product that received more hype
    09-06-2007 05:13 PM
  12. wbwjr's Avatar
    Really, name one similar product that received more hype
    Not similar but how about the pet rock?
    09-06-2007 05:18 PM
  13. Pearl_Diva's Avatar
    Sony Playstation 3 isn't similar either, but it also received a lot of hype.
    09-06-2007 05:25 PM
  14. bruckwine's Avatar
    iPwned - all Stevie J did is ensure that (a) you don't get back the $200 that everyone else will now save -after all the phone isn't worth more than $399 is it? (b) HE keeps ALL your money, anyway you look at it, rather than you go and spend that $100 at some other store like amazon. I only feel for the iPhone buyers who DON'T use iTunes etc - they got the real end of that stick!
    09-06-2007 05:32 PM
  15. RickMG's Avatar
    Hey, I paid $399 for my 755 with a $100 rebate which I haven't even received yet (bought on May 14th). I did receive an email last week from Sprint that the rebate has been approved. Sprint lowered the price of it by $100 just about two months in so it's only $199 now without a rebate. So how many of us lost $100 in almost as short of time frame as iphone buyers. Apple is also giving back the full $200 (refund) to anyone who has bought in the last 14 days or a complete refund if they want to return the phone
    09-06-2007 06:26 PM
  16. cinealta's Avatar
    Really, name one similar product that received more hype
    1) David Beckham coming to America
    2) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

    both received, just as much, publicity as the iPhone, IMO. I don't think the iPhone was overly hyped, based on its capabilities & innovation.
    09-06-2007 07:08 PM
  17. tirk's Avatar
    iPhone isn't an overhyped product--it's a pretty incredible machine. Getting the full internet....
    In what way can you justify use of the word "full"? It may be "more" or "better" (though as you imply, certainly not "quicker"!) than other products, but "full"? Please!

    That's as dumb as "instant on".
    09-06-2007 07:10 PM
  18. tirk's Avatar
    Really, name one similar product that received more hype
    WMD?
    09-06-2007 07:11 PM
  19. oalvarez's Avatar
    1) David Beckham coming to America
    2) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

    both received, just as much, publicity as the iPhone, IMO. I don't think the iPhone was overly hyped, based on its capabilities & innovation.
    funny...they're both English products
    09-06-2007 07:14 PM
  20. oalvarez's Avatar
    as for the $100 offer i think that what Apple did was the right thing to do by their customers regardless if it was "planned" (as someone mentioned) or not. i think it was to safeguard their goodwill or at least help remedy what goodwill they may have lost/suffered in the recent iPhone $200 price cut. what they did was right and so many companies wished they could do the same (Palm is one that couldn't).
    09-06-2007 07:25 PM
  21. TazUk's Avatar
    1) David Beckham coming to America
    2) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
    In what way are they similar products to the iPhone
    09-06-2007 07:32 PM
  22. TazUk's Avatar
    WMD?
    Doesn't that come under the heading of vapourware
    09-06-2007 07:33 PM
  23. Pearl_Diva's Avatar
    iPwned - all Stevie J did is ensure that (a) you don't get back the $200 that everyone else will now save -after all the phone isn't worth more than $399 is it? (b) HE keeps ALL your money, anyway you look at it, rather than you go and spend that $100 at some other store like amazon. I only feel for the iPhone buyers who DON'T use iTunes etc - they got the real end of that stick!
    Of course.
    09-06-2007 07:44 PM
  24. Kupe#WP's Avatar
    Therefore, we have decided to offer every iPhone customer who purchased an iPhone from either Apple or AT&T, and who is not receiving a rebate or any other consideration, a $100 store credit towards the purchase of any product at an Apple Retail Store or the Apple Online Store. Details are still being worked out and will be posted on Apple's website next week. Stay tuned.
    TRANSLATION: Welcome to the Company Store. You may spend all you want so long as you spend it on me!
    09-06-2007 10:04 PM
  25. nsxprime's Avatar
    iPhone isn't an overhyped product--it's a pretty incredible machine. Getting the full internet is WAY better than dealing with the mobile internet of the Treo.
    You're a fool if you think that the iPhone gets the "full" internet. Stop believing everything that you see on TV commercials. LOL
    09-07-2007 12:15 AM
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