you really cant do anything about it, its not like anyone knew that the price drop was going to happen, so now when people ask me, omg if you waited 2 months u could of gotten it for 200 less, well how the hell am i supposed to know can i see into the future *****?
It's not a point of whether the phone is/was affordable at 599. The principle of the matter is the problem for me. I think Apple was asking too much to start and adding the facts that it is exclusive to ATT and you have to sign a 2 year service agreement makes matters worse. I keep seeing people post saying that it's always like this with phones etc. but that is not always the case. Usually the carrier offers an incentive (reduced price etc.) to sign contracts but this seems to be a railroad job to me. I understand the businesss sense it makes but this was such a Microsoft move it's not even funny. To think, Apple actually prides themselves in customer service. ha... Hogwash! I feel burned and I received my phone as a birthday gift.
I probably wouldn't have waited, but I am extremely annoyed by this price drop so soon. I mean after maybe 6 months, maybe, but after 2? That's way too soon and I do feel cheated.
With that being said, all of the little things that Apple has done has made me never want to buy another Apple product again and this price gouge has just put me over the edge. We have to pay for songs and then ringtones and so on. I had to buy a program to get movies onto the phone. There are numerous features missing and the cost is never ending.
I've also made the determination that it was the touch screen that made me want this phone. If it wasn't for that I probably wouldn't have been as excited. It is missing a bunch of features from my old cell phone, the biggest being the fact THAT I STILL CAN'T HEAR A TEXT MESSAGE OR WHEN I HAVE A VOICEMAIL! Unless the phone is right next to my face, literally. And nothing has been done to rectify it yet.
For all you cry babies..never buy another electronic device again..because the price will always drop to the point of selling call plans...Yes...the iPhone is NOT finished falling in price....so hold off a few years and get one for $49 with 2 years contract.....anyone remember the $500 motorola Razr?
I knew the price would drop at some point, but 2 months seems awfuly fast. I should know better than to challenge the marketing expertise of Steve Jobs, but the decision to cut the price so drastically after only 2 months seems very short-sighted. Sure, they'll sell more iPhones now, but I (and probably many others) will never again buy an Apple product when it is first released.
considering I've had my iPhone just under a month, I would have definitely waited. I honestly thought that the iPhone would drop in price much slower than most cellphones. I also did not expect to see any "New Service" special pricing for the iPhone, since it's such a different animal than other phones. Guess I was just as wrong as everyone else.