Apple to give $100 credit to early iPhone owners

Apple_logo_blkHours after telling USA Today that early adopters of the iPhone would be unable to receive any kind of refund because the sudden $200 price drop is just "what happens in technology," Steve Jobs changed his mind. In an open letter addressed to all iPhone customers, Jobs announced that anyone who purchased the phone and was ineligible for "receiving a rebate or other consideration" would instead be getting a $100 Apple Store credit. Details on how this will actually work (I sure hope an original receipt isn’t involved) will be posted on the Apple site next week. (Update 9.14.07: Full details now available.)

This is a commendable gesture on the company’s part, as well as a sneaky way to get more people shopping. In fact, after reading the letter this morning, I immediately clicked over to the Apple Store to check out the iPhone accessories and take a second look at those chubby 3G nanos.

[Boy Genius Report | Techmeme]
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Jenn K. Lee is the founder of Pocketables. She loves gadgets the way most women love shoes and purses. The pieces in her tech wardrobe that go with everything are currently the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Sony Tablet P, and Nexus 7, but there are still a couple of vintage UMPCs/MIDs in the back of her closet.

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2 thoughts on “Apple to give $100 credit to early iPhone owners

  • Avatar of MathProfJohnson
    September 6, 2007 at 5:38 pm
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    LOL… Jenn how will you be spending your $100? I suggested to my friend that he get an online certificate to iTunes for his music purchases.

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  • Avatar of Jenn
    September 7, 2007 at 2:54 am
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    Hmm. I haven’t decided yet.

    I had no real interest in any of the new iPods when they were first announced, but now I’m thinking that a 4GB nano for $49 sounds mighty tempting! I’m also looking at the Bluetooth headset, which would be only $29. I won a nice Jawbone one a few weeks ago but since I haven’t received it yet, I’m beginning to doubt the credibility of the contest.

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