I agree with you. I wasn't too pissed about the price cut since that is the way tech stuff goes. If the money mattered to me then I would have waited to buy it. I think the $100 is nice, but hope they acually follow through with it.OUTSTANDING! Precisely what was needed (the $100 credit AND the letter of apology) to calm the restless throngs. I was not exactly angry over the price reduction, but was somewhat disappointed. I am not a long-time Apple user like I'm sure many if not most of you are, but rather a first-timer. Being a first-time Apple customer and really wanting to jump on the bandwagon for more future entries into the Apple world (iMac was (now is again) next on my list, I wasn't sure if I wanted to do that after this event. With the great PR move on Apple's part, my confidence is restored as I'm sure it is for many other "newbies". It's all about perception and reputation.
Thanks for listening, Steve and Apple. kudos
Are you crazy? We got ripped off.Steve Jobs responded today with an open letter in which he said all iPhone early adopters would receive a $100 Store Credit.
Are you satisfied with Apple's good faith $100 Store Credit?
The price drop was the same for both models. Why should one get more back?$100 dollar credit? What about those who paid $600 instead of $500?
I do agree with that, why buy an iPhone now, if a newer better one will be out in a few months.Now who the hell wants to spend $400 on a new 8Gb iPhone? There's obviously a better one right around the corner, which is gonna make the current one look like a dinosaur.
Here's why:So yesterday I completely understood why people were complaining. Today, I don't. We got hurt emotionally yesterday, that's all. It's not like Apple took away out iPhones. We did nothing but complain. And then what? We all get $100. Apple gave us $100 because we complained. Steve Jobs gave us $100 because we sent him hate mail.
Apple did not have to do this. It was their choice. Steve's choice.
So... why, again, are we still complaining?
Then don't ever buy new products! That's the solution. Welcome to the technology world - they don't hold their value. This isn't the antique businesss.Now who the hell wants to spend $400 on a new 8Gb iPhone? There's obviously a better one right around the corner, which is gonna make the current one look like a dinosaur.
It's like you going and hitting your best friend in the face with no remorse until he explains to you why it was wrong. And then you wait a day and go, "Ok, I'm sorry."With 76 votes cast it is still almost 16% unhappy. I just don't get it. (and I'm not asking anyone to explain it to me, so don't respond in that vein) It's just an observation that baffles me.
Some part of America still believes in stopping Corporate fraud.With 76 votes cast it is still almost 16% unhappy. I just don't get it. (and I'm not asking anyone to explain it to me, so don't respond in that vein) It's just an observation that baffles me.
Pirate Leopard, save the credit for something physical.It's bitter/sweet I guess because they didn't have to do anything at all. I would've liked to see a tiered rebate based on the length of ownership. My initial purchase was approximately one month after iDay so I didn't exactly benefit from the "bragging rights" that some speak of. Additionally, I did not receive a unit with the vibrant screen so it's a bit of a mixed bag for me. That said, something is better than nothing and I was already planning on purchasing Leopard anyway so now I can do so by taking advantage of the credit.
I think the $100 amount is appropriate; a $100 drop in 2 months is much more acceptable albeit still uncharacteristically too soon. I think it should have been in cash, though rather than store credit. I always find it funny when I complain to an establishment about their products and/or services and their response is to give me more of it for free. I want my money back, not more of your stuff.
So, I'd say I'm 70% satisfied with the credit.
However, this doesn't repair Apple's image in my mind. They only did this because of the furor but before that they saw it fit to blatantly prey on the early adopter with a 50% higher price that could barely be sustained for two months. I'd be foolish to trust them in the future, and I have better things to do with my time than spend it pleading for my money back the next time they try this stunt. It's a lot easier for me to avoid them.