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  • Open Letter from Steve Jobs to all iPhone users
    to all iPhone customers:

    I have received hundreds of emails from iPhone customers who are upset about Apple dropping the price of iPhone by $200 two months after it went on sale. After reading every one of these emails, I have some observations and conclusions.
    First, I am sure that we are making the correct decision to lower the price of the 8GB iPhone from $599 to $399, and that now is the right time to do it. iPhone is a breakthrough product, and we have the chance to 'go for it' this holiday season. iPhone is so far ahead of the competition, and now it will be affordable by even more customers. It benefits both Apple and every iPhone user to get as many new customers as possible in the iPhone 'tent'. We strongly believe the $399 price will help us do just that this holiday season.
    Second, being in technology for 30+ years I can attest to the fact that the technology road is bumpy. There is always change and improvement, and there is always someone who bought a product before a particular cutoff date and misses the new price or the new operating system or the new whatever. This is life in the technology lane. If you always wait for the next price cut or to buy the new improved model, you'll never buy any technology product because there is always something better and less expensive on the horizon. The good news is that if you buy products from companies that support them well, like Apple tries to do, you will receive years of useful and satisfying service from them even as newer models are introduced.
    Third, even though we are making the right decision to lower the price of iPhone, and even though the technology road is bumpy, we need to do a better job taking care of our early iPhone customers as we aggressively go after new ones with a lower price. Our early customers trusted us, and we must live up to that trust with our actions in moments like these.
    Therefore, 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.
    We want to do the right thing for our valued iPhone customers. We apologize for disappointing some of you, and we are doing our best to live up to your high expectations of Apple.
    Steve Jobs
    Apple CEO
    source:
    http://www.apple.com/hotnews/openiphoneletter/

    thanks STE
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Open Letter from Steve Jobs to all iPhone users started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 117 Comments
    1. Napoleon_PhoneApart's Avatar
      Napoleon_PhoneApart -
      Quote Originally Posted by iphonejeff View Post
      What do u guys plan on getting?..
      It'll probably go toward my eventual purchase of an iMac.

      Quote Originally Posted by phifer8390 View Post
      tomers receipt??? what???
      It is not a tomer!
    1. beetleguise's Avatar
      beetleguise -
      sounds like steve jobs knew how to please everybody. love his skill an manipulating the public
    1. DriveThruRecFan's Avatar
      DriveThruRecFan -
      yay i wanna get an iHome
    1. Napoleon_PhoneApart's Avatar
      Napoleon_PhoneApart -
      Quote Originally Posted by bluraven View Post
      This is fantastic news and was completely unexpected. I was ready to just accept the fact that I got screwed and move on. This is so awesome and so appreciated! You tha man Steve!
      So Steve is God once again...
    1. iphonejeff's Avatar
      iphonejeff -
      Quote Originally Posted by DriveThruRecFan View Post
      yay i wanna get an iHome
      it wont work for ur iphone
    1. r00t4rd3d's Avatar
      r00t4rd3d -
      I wasn't mad that they lowered the price or expecting a rebate of any kind so this is just a added bonus for me. Thx SJ !
    1. DriveThruRecFan's Avatar
      DriveThruRecFan -
      Quote Originally Posted by iphonejeff View Post
      it wont work for ur iphone
      oh really, cause ive tried it on two iHomes and other dockable speaker systems, and it works.
    1. Kyle Matthews's Avatar
      Kyle Matthews -
      Quote Originally Posted by r00t4rd3d View Post
      I wasn't mad that they lowered the price or expecting a rebate of any kind so this is just a added bonus for me. Thx SJ !
      Ditto.
    1. iphonejeff's Avatar
      iphonejeff -
      Quote Originally Posted by DriveThruRecFan View Post
      oh really, cause ive tried it on two iHomes and other dockable speaker systems, and it works.
      i have one and when i connect it it says not compatible
    1. xubuntu84's Avatar
      xubuntu84 -
      absolutely unbelievable... this guy is a saint. too bad more businesses aren't as benevolent as Apple
    1. Hollywood's Avatar
      Hollywood -
      This is why I gank apple software free off the internet. I only pay when I need to. Apple is a rip off............. but I love them. :-)

      Tim
    1. ibanezcollector's Avatar
      ibanezcollector -
      Quote Originally Posted by Harbinger View Post
      Doesn't Apple offer a 30 day return policy?

      ibanezcollector, your only posts pertain to how you got screwed over, I'm starting to feel like you've got an ulterior motive.
      I only posted yes, cause I was mad, but I have been modding my iphone since I got it.

      And I didnt post on modding cause I had no problems doing it. I have been around the modding theme for over 5-6 years as a themer starting at Aqua-Soft.org for windows machines and now over at macthemes.net.

      So it only made sense I would mod my iphone

      But when you can read instructions, you dont have to post.

      Im not mad about the price, or the rebate there offering.

      Im mad I bough a phone thats discontinued 18 days later, Im sorry only one thing is going to take the sting out of that and its 8Gb.
    1. eg6motion's Avatar
      eg6motion -
      Quote Originally Posted by ibanezcollector View Post
      I only posted yes, cause I was mad, but I have been modding my iphone since I got it.

      And I didnt post on modding cause I had no problems doing it. I have been around the modding theme for over 5-6 years as a themer starting at Aqua-Soft.org for windows machines and now over at macthemes.net.

      So it only made sense I would mod my iphone

      But when you can read instructions, you dont have to post.

      Im not mad about the price, or the rebate there offering.

      Im mad I bough a phone thats discontinued 18 days later, Im sorry only one thing is going to take the sting out of that and its 8Gb.

      I feel the same, my 4GB is extinct
    1. pcuserforever's Avatar
      pcuserforever -
      Quote Originally Posted by ibanezcollector View Post
      but what some people dont understand..

      IS HE HAD TO DO SOMETHING.. When negative press out does postive something has to be done..

      He released a slew of some of the coolest mp3 players to hit the market and not a peep of talk about them..

      What was talked about was what he did to the iPhone buyers.

      So he had to do something to take the heat off of Apple, and get back to hyping the iPhones/iPods which is now what is going on.

      He didnt do this cause he felt bad, he didnt lose one minute of sleep over it, He did it to stop the negative reactions before it hurt future sales.

      Hes not stupid. He made a huge misjudgment in the sake of greed and to make more sales. He knew what was going to happen but not to what extent. When it got out of control he thru the dogs a bone.. Some took it thinking there getting something for nothing.

      It comes down to this for me I can say it enough..

      I bought a phone that is 18 days old and already discontinued. $100 isnt going to take the sting out of that. PERIOD.

      Dude! Do you want to buy an unlocked Motorola SLVR for $80?
    1. rayFinkle's Avatar
      rayFinkle -
      Everyone that is complaining about their 100$ store credit can send it to me.

      whiners.
    1. KOSTI's Avatar
      KOSTI -
      LOL

      Apple trying to Save Face!
    1. eg6motion's Avatar
      eg6motion -
      its somewhat amusing now, I have seen all my local news stations talking about how apple angered thousands of iphone customers blah blah you know the story. They are taking a serious hit publicity wise from this....the news didn't even mention anything about his new ipods lol
    1. iBwizzle's Avatar
      iBwizzle -
      iHeart Steve Jobs!!! (((No Homo)))...

      ...iGet $100 dollars iN store credit for two reasons:
      1.The iPhone cost dropped $200 cheaper
      2. iPurchashed the iPhone the same week iT dropped
      Now iCan officially say that iPaid $1,100 for that piece of crap!!!
      iAight then iPhoners (iNsider)...

      -sent from my iPhone
    1. crewxp's Avatar
      crewxp -
      wait? Some people are saying they're getting $200 back...

      ....isn't a $100 store credit supposed to be given...

      We dont get the other $100 we lost do we?
    1. Kyle Matthews's Avatar
      Kyle Matthews -
      The $200 is generally for people who bought it with price protection on their purchases (AMEX, Citi, etc) or people who bought it within the 14 days.