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Jobs Throws iRate Apple Fans a Bone
$100 store credit for early adopters....
by Karl Bode 06:35PM Thursday Sep 06 2007 Tipped by EO50 See Profile
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Yesterday's $200 price drop on the 8GB iPhone was a bit of a slap in the face for early adopters. Apple boss Steve Jobs was apparently digitally accosted by iRate Apple fans and has announced that the company will be giving out $100 Apple Store credits to shafted early adopters. Says his Steve-ness:
"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."
As we mentioned yesterday, there's a number of options available to the iJilted. If you bought an iPhone in the last 14 days you're due a refund in accordance with the Apple store return policy. Some credit cards will also refund the difference in price for items purchased within 60 days.

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said by cbrigante2:

Is it just me, or is the i-joke thing a bit played out at this point? It feels like the Mastercard priceless joke, funny the first 1000 times you hear it. Not so much now.
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Re: I wonder

said by Nemokrad:

but these Apple bashers wouldn't stop bitching about money they never lost in the first place unless Apple decides to refund 200% of the difference. On second thought, they would probably find something to complain about that too.
THESE Apple bashers?

Precisely whom are you referring to?

Because the whining, cry baby early iPhone owners are the ones who caused Apple to issue the bullshit credit in the first place. Guess what folks? Apple is a business who's #1 priority is MAKING LOTS AND LOTS OF MONEY. If they didn't believe that the stupid "credit" would bring them more money, they wouldn't issue it. Sorry, but I have no sympathy for the stupid. People need to grow up and spend their money wisely and maybe not throw it away every time a new gadget hits the shelves.

Personally, I like to bash Apple and the fanbois because they both make me sick.

Apple for being such a disgusting, predatorial company that preys on the stupid and gullable consumers (& fanbois) who buy their overpriced products oftentimes without any actual need for a particular product - and they'll often pay any price. Yes, because phones are not available for free, right? And everyone needs amazing products such as Apple TV... LOL! - another total and complete waste of time and money. Of course, Apple also preys on the unfortunate... Who do you think makes all the shiny new gadgets they so savilly market? Can you say nearly slave-level Chinese labor boys and girls?

Also, I love how the fanbois defend the mothership. Its soooooooooooooooooooo very amusing!!!

The press is bought and owned by Apple and they fawn over the company - they practically fall over themselves to cover the news every time Steve Jobs farts.

Face facts, Apple is now and will always be behind the big boys - no matter what the fanbois or press says. It's reality. Deal with it.

And just when is Steve Jobs going to retire anyway? What a loser... Take your frickin' money and buy an island somewhere. Why continue to put pants on in the morning when you are so friggin wealthy? ?

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iphone >= Britney Spears

Both are plastic.

Both were assembled by god knows who.

Both are vapid pieces of modern technology, where style somehow supercedes all other concerns.

Both sell like hotcakes.

Both are fluffy, meaningless objects of desire by a certain population of this world, and patently ignored by others.

Both get far, far too much attention when compared to more pressing issues of the day.

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reply to Gandalf4503

Re: I wonder

The early adopters freely made the choice to purchase new technology...which always costs a premium. Early adopters are the ones that make things more affordable for the rest of us. IMO, the iPhone whiners should be extremely happy that they're getting the $100 credit.

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said by Gandalf4503:

So, there's a $200 price drop, but they only get $100 back. Yea, that sounds fair. I'll stick with verizon.
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