Skip to comments.Apple admits the iPhone was a ripoff at $599 (and how to get a refund)
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 mustve set a new speed record today with its announcement just 68 days after launch that its slashing the price of the 8 GB iPhone by $200.
Thats 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 ...
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.