Thursday, September 06, 2007



So, Apple dropped the price on the iPhone (http://www.apple.com/iphone/) by a shocking $200. Anyone who bought one within 14 days of the cut are getting a refund, but all the other suckers get nothing. No offense intended but c'mon, I've been pro-iPhone since January and I haven't bought one yet. Why? Because in the breakneck world of technology, patience and restraint are the ultimate virtues.

First and foremost, the initial product is always buggy. I knew patches would be forthcoming and easy to install via iTunes, but bugs are still annoying and the iPhone would have its share.

Second, prices drop or value increases. Apple usually keeps prices steady so this big of a drop is surprising, especially this early, but others did see it coming. Regardless, plenty of people thought the price was too high (I did not agree about too high, but definitely high.), so I can see why it was dropped.

Anyway, it's nice to see a reward for patience and restraint from Apple. Certainly I've seen plenty of that from Microsoft with all the complaints about Vista, which I'm still not running.

Addendum: Looks like you suckers are getting something after all: $100 credit (http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/apple/the-100-iphone-rebate-the-what-and-the-why-297233.php) at the Apple Store (online and brick & mortar). That should settle some fires.



CateGoogles: mobile_tech
Mood = excited

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iPhone: This is why I always wait


3 Comments:

  1. Wow I like your writing style. Also cool site with written articles instead of types. Yes, Apple is wierd. First they made the Iphone now they made new Ipod that is a downgrade from the Iphone. It got the same menu's and also functions. Only thing missing in the new Ipod is the phone function. And it looks almost the same.

    By Blogger Chung Dha Lam, at 9/07/2007 07:55:00 AM
     

  2. Well, their motto is "Think Different". Hard to do that and not also be weird. And thanks for the compliment.

    By Blogger Sumocat, at 9/07/2007 08:54:00 AM
     

  3. Well you talk like Warren Buffet. Too bad you are not in finance....

    By Blogger Chun Shun, at 9/08/2007 04:54:00 PM
     

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