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Yesterday, Apple sliced and diced the price of its top-of-the-line iPhone from $599 to $399. Here now, assorted morning-after reactions:
1) "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." —Apple chief Steve Jobs [USA Today]
2) "Sorry, early adopters! iPhone drops $200. Salvage yours with free content at MOSH." —Google ad being run by Nokia for searches on the phrase "iPhone price drop" [TechCrunch]
3) "I JUST got off the phone with the Apple post purchase customer service rep and they are standing by their 14 day price protection policy with abosolutely NO concessions to be made with us poor suckers who shelled out the extra $200... I can only say that Apple just lost a loyal customer. This is ridiculous." —Irate users posting to Apple's iPhone messsage boards [Apple.com]
4) "Well, we've got a plan to restore some of that magic you felt on Day One. No, not a $200 rebate. And no, we're not going to let you return the phone or cancel your plan with AT&T. But here's what we're going to do. It's a sticker. Bring in your receipt to any Apple store or AT&T store and show that you paid full price for your iPhone, and we'll give you a sticker that says, 'Original iPhone.'" —Fake Steve Jobs [FSJ]
UPDATE: Apple relents, sort of: $100 rebates to all iPhone buyers to use at Apple Stores. [Open iPhone Letter]