i would call it getting screwed but you don't include the fact that you got to use the device for 2 months earlier than everyone else...
everyone knew the price was going to drop, and this was way early... but things happen
i think if you bought a 4 gig you got ripped off, but not an 8 gig
well i guess your right. i paid 540 including tax for my 4gb. now the 8gb is 430. so i only payed 110 more for my phone. i don't care that i got 4gb less. so i guess its not that bad i only got screwed for 110 dollars.
yes it sucks I guess. I sent a text message to my wife (on my iPhone of course) hoping for some sympathy, and she just replied with HAHAHAHAH. Sheesh LOL
Maybe Apple will give me a small gift card for a reduced price on my new $3100.00 iMac I am gonna buy in Oct when Leopard comes out. Yep, I am upset a bit but not gonna ban Apple for it. I still like their products and will continue to buy them.
I Personally don't see it as getting screwed, I bought a 4 gig as well, and been debating on buying another just to upgrade to 8 gig, on the brighter side, its 200 cheaper to do that now.
When I saw the price drop Was kinda saddening, but hey, I could have waited... But decided to get in with the iFamily and have really enjoyed my iPhone and will continue to.
My personal thoughts is that Apple did this to screw the market, and it really makes me laugh. As of late if you been watching everything going on in the gadget world, some unknown company bought a crap load of touch screens, might have been Apple, might have been nokia.
Droping the prices on the phones does 2 things, well 3 if you count pissing off all the Loyal Apple customers..
1. Floods the market with iPhone BEFORE Nokia or any other company can release their iPhone Clone.
2. Since the iPhone is now a lot more affordable, it makes the up coming clones a lot harder to recoop their costs. They (The Clone makers) actually would have had it really good IF Apple would not have dropped the costs and captured a portion of Apples Market.
Unfortunately, If all the Loyal Apple customer leave, they will be replaced by those who waited and didn't buy first... And there's people like me who understand that things like this happen, of course, i didn't expect anything like this to happen this fast... But Anytime you buy a gadget when its first released you take a gamble any way you look at it, sometimes you loose, sometimes you win... Just this time we lost..
It saddens me to see Apple do this, but I still love my iPhone..
As an early adopter, I am not happy about the price decrease. The price drop definitely stung. That said, I have no plans to start boycotting Apple products. Fact is, I buy Apple products because they are truly better products and I'd be spiting myself if I chose to doom myself to the Windows world. HOWEVER, from this day forth, I WILL NOT make excuses for Apple's shortcomings. I WILL NOT spend any more time, effort, or energy convincing people to ditch Windows in favor of OS X. I WILL NOT point out how great the iPod is.
Apple will not lose me as a customer, they will just loose the free sales/marketing I've given them over the years.
I never bought anything from iTunes. I download my music illegally and I have a video converter to convert my DVDs. Plus, I sell these iPod and iPhone ripping softwares so in the end, Apple made me over $5000....
BUT, I will never ever buy Apple again. I'm with you, bro!