So the credit is for 8 gb purchases only?

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rondz

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Anyone can clarify? i bought a 4 gb on iday.. will i be getting the credit as well?
Yes you will be getting $100 too, for both 4GB and 8Gb you guys lost about $200 after the drops so he's giving the early buyers $100 store credit. Stay tuned for the updates on Apple.com next week for the official word.
 

ucla24

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I would assume it's for both models. However, I did question that when I read this:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20624042/


Opening paragraph:
"Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs apologized and offered $100 credits Thursday to customers who shelled out $599 for the most advanced model of the iPhone this summer, only to have the company unexpectedly slash the price $200 in a push to boost holiday sales. "
 

diesel

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I would assume it's for both models. However, I did question that when I read this:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20624042/


Opening paragraph:
"Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs apologized and offered $100 credits Thursday to customers who shelled out $599 for the most advanced model of the iPhone this summer, only to have the company unexpectedly slash the price $200 in a push to boost holiday sales. "

I believe it is for both...........since Steve Jobs never "explicitly" made a distinction between 4/8 gb iPhone owners in his open letter. He just mentions "every" iPhone owner. Direct quote:

"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."

Note EVERY iPhone owner.

I think all 4gb owners will get a rebate as well.
 

ucla24

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Refund only for 8gb models? Looks like it

http://www.dailynews.com/businesss/ci_6822249


SAN JOSE - Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs apologized and offered $100 credits Thursday to customers who shelled out $599 for the most advanced model of the iPhone this summer, only to have the company unexpectedly slash the price $200 in a push to boost holiday sales.
 

connie

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I also read this in the paper and thought "oh great, I'm back to being screwed" but when I went back and reread Steve's letter I am pretty sure we 4g owners will get it too. Still hoping for the upgrade to 8g though, but I won't hold my breath.
 
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hax

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I also read this in the paper and thought "oh great, I'm back to being screwed" but when I went back and reread Steve's letter I am pretty sure we 4g owners will get it too. Still hoping for the upgrade to 8g though, but I won't hold my breath.
$100 plus upgrade to 8G would be good.
 
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hax

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That's not happening...the $100 is the best we'll be getting. It's fair.
For an 8GB'er it might be fair financial wise, but not ethical. Knowing the real intentions leaves a sour taste in my mouth.

For a 4GB'er its not ethical nor fair.
 

medafor

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READ THE HOMEPAGE OF APPLE! IT SAYS:

To all iPhone customers:

I have received hundreds of emails from iPhone customers who are upset about Apple dropping the price of iPhone by $200 two months after it went on sale. After reading every one of these emails, I have some observations and conclusions.
First, I am sure that we are making the correct decision to lower the price of the 8GB iPhone from $599 to $399, and that now is the right time to do it. iPhone is a breakthrough product, and we have the chance to 'go for it' this holiday season. iPhone is so far ahead of the competition, and now it will be affordable by even more customers. It benefits both Apple and every iPhone user to get as many new customers as possible in the iPhone 'tent'. We strongly believe the $399 price will help us do just that this holiday season.
Second, being in technology for 30+ years I can attest to the fact that the technology road is bumpy. There is always change and improvement, and there is always someone who bought a product before a particular cutoff date and misses the new price or the new operating system or the new whatever. This is life in the technology lane. If you always wait for the next price cut or to buy the new improved model, you'll never buy any technology product because there is always something better and less expensive on the horizon. The good news is that if you buy products from companies that support them well, like Apple tries to do, you will receive years of useful and satisfying service from them even as newer models are introduced.
Third, even though we are making the right decision to lower the price of iPhone, and even though the technology road is bumpy, we need to do a better job taking care of our early iPhone customers as we aggressively go after new ones with a lower price. Our early customers trusted us, and we must live up to that trust with our actions in moments like these.
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.
We want to do the right thing for our valued iPhone customers. We apologize for disappointing some of you, and we are doing our best to live up to your high expectations of Apple.
Steve Jobs
Apple CEO
 
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yeah i agree. i don't need the 100 dollars, i just want a upgrade. lets do something about it. do we need to have our receipt to get the 100 dollar rebate? i don't have my receipt anymore! UGHHHH IM SO MAD WHAT TO DOO! =[
 

diesel

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yeah i agree. i don't need the 100 dollars, i just want a upgrade. lets do something about it. do we need to have our receipt to get the 100 dollar rebate? i don't have my receipt anymore! UGHHHH IM SO MAD WHAT TO DOO! =[

where did you buy your iPhone?

Apple retail store? - if so, don't they email you a copy of the receipt? if not, the store would have a record of your transaction in their system. Make them find it.

Apple online? - if so, email receipt as well as they would have a copy or record of it

AT&T store? - trickier.........since they don't email receipts out, but if you have iPhone service with them, bring in your AT&T bill and see if Apple accepts that as proof of purchase............otherwise check with AT&T to see if they have a record.

And if you bought with a credit card, print the statement of transaction from online or when you receive the paper statement and use that as proof of purchase. Either way, i'm sure you'll get your rebate.