Caveat Emptor–Apple Oops!

When I read the news that Apple Inc. was cutting the price of its iPhone by $200, only months after launching the product, I was surprised. I immediately felt sorry for all of the “suckers” who jumped on the bandwagon the moment the technology was available. Should the “Buyer Beware” or was Apple wrong to cut the price so quickly? Remember the lines of Apple aficionados that wrapped around city blocks? Remember the crazy ones who camped out over night to be first to buy? Well, now, they are ticked off. They are mad because they got gyped for being enthusiastic early adopters and helping Apple work the bugs out of the product once it finally hit the street in volume.

Now, to save face, Apple is working on a rebate/credit plan for those that have owned the device for more than two weeks. Those that bought it recently can get a full rebate of the difference between the $599 list price and the $399 new price. The others can get a $100 credit at an Apple Store. I am curious about Apple. I want to learn more. I own an iPod Nano, my only Apple product, but I’m far from an expert. I’ve experimented with iTunes only a few times. Since Horst Engineering is exclusively on a Microsoft Windows Network with all Dell computers, I mostly know how to use Windows based devices. Recently, I have had the urge to try a Mac Powerbook. I think it would be a lot of fun to test out the photographer friendly features that I have heard about. Now I have to convince the IT Department to support me on this quest! As for the iPhone, I’m in no rush to own it. I struggled with my Palm Treo Windows Mobile device enough to know that I shouldn’t mess with my PDA now that I finally have it working for me.

2 Responses to “Caveat Emptor–Apple Oops!”


  1. 1 artroti 6 September 2007 at 7:49 pm

    It seems to me that Apple is trying to get the 1 million iphone sales this month. They must be making a huge profit on these phones to be able to drop the price this much.

    One thing Apple needs to do is to make the phone compatible with more networks than AT&T and also internationally without having to hack the OS.

    As far as the IT dept. goes, I am sure that they will support you once you expose them to how cool the Powerbook really is.

  2. 2 SL 7 September 2007 at 4:44 pm

    I have faith in my IT department! As for Apple, I think the $599 price was gouging.


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