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Apple admits the iPhone was a ripoff at $599 (and how to get a refund)
www.mercextra.com ^ | September 5th, 2007 | Vindu Goel

Posted on 09/05/2007 6:01:16 PM PDT by RS

"We all expect the price of electronic gadgets to fall over time, but Apple must’ve set a new speed record today with its announcement — just 68 days after launch — that it’s slashing the price of the 8 GB iPhone by $200.

That’s a 33 percent price cut — the kind of sale usually reserved for product flops, not modest successes. (Speaking of flops, Apple also announced it would discontinue the $499 4 GB iPhone because no one wanted it. Big surprise.)"

(Excerpt) Read more at mercextra.com ...


TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: apple; ihype; iphone
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To: RS

You’re right. I found the details on Apple’s website in an “open letter” from Steve Jobs. It will be a store credit. Details are being worked out and once finalized (next week) will be posted on www.apple.com.

I guess I won’t turn it down. The iPod Shuffle is $79, plus I could use another $19 USB cable for the iPhone. Or, that $100 will buy 101 songs from iTunes, if it’s usable there.

I may as well not look a gift horse in the mouth, after all.


21 posted on 09/06/2007 8:08:56 PM PDT by NorthWoody (A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user. - Theodore Roosevelt)
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