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Apple Slashes IPhone Prices


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Now with a $200 price cut, is the IPhone worth it?
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they can cut the price...but it's still made by apple....
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Haha, how true. I do not support Apple but I was curious as to how many people are more willing to get one now that the price is dropping.
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I got my current smartphone with most of the same features for $50 after rebate. They still have a long way to drop. That and they still only "Legally" work with one cell provider.
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I think the fact that they cut the price that much so soon after launch just proves that it was ridiculously over-priced to begin with.
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I think the fact that they cut the price that much so soon after launch just proves that it was ridiculously over-priced to begin with.


That was my first thought when I heard this. How much is the markup on an item that after 10 weeks you can drop the price by a third.
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Apple apologises and offers $100 refund to early iPhone customers

Following the furore over the $200 price cut for the iPhone that has left early adopters angry, Apple has made the decision to refund early iPhone purchasers with $100.

This news is in contrast from Steve Jobs' recent comments to USA Today, who yesterday asked Jobs if refunds will be forthcoming for people that paid the full price for the iPhone, to which Steve Jobs replied:

"That's technology. If they bought it this morning, they should go back to where they bought it and talk to them. If they bought it a month ago, well, that's what happens in technology."

http://uk.news.yahoo...-57dbc65_1.html
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A note here, the 100$ isn't even in cash, it's a store credit to buy more overpriced apple products. I think the iphone was and still is over priced, if the consumer base agrees, then no one buys which I'm sure is the reason for the price drop. Not the drop in production costs like apple is claiming. Early adapters usually pay an arm and a leg for the technology, look at blu-ray and HD-DVD, in many cases it's half the price of what we saw from last year. I'm personally very surprised that apple is even giving the cash credit, but this just shows how wide apples margins are for thier products.
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Edited by james_8970, 09 September 2007 - 02:07 PM.

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