Apple Activates $100 Offer For Early iPhone Customers

After announcing a $200 price cut for the iPhone, Apple quickly realized that it needs to take care of its annoyed early adopters. Steve Jobs received tons of angry emails from customers and on September 6, he decided to offer customers $100 "towards the purchase of any product at an Apple Retail Store or the Apple Online Store," if their iPhone purchase was made outside of the 14-day sale period. Jobs said that more details would be revealed the following week and he stuck to his word.

iPhone customers should enter in their iPhone serial number and phone number at Apple's website after which they will receive an SMS text message with an access code to redeem the $100 credit. The access code and the user's phone number will generate an electronic store credit of $100 to use towards any Apple Store purchase. Customers must request the credit before November 30, 2007 or forfeit their rights to the $100.

Link: iPhone Store Credit
News source: DailyTech

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Oh boo hoo.

Look, the "early adopters" were freely willing to buy the phone for it's original retail price. They agreed to it by buying it. Now because it's cheaper they're having a big cry? too darn bad. If you thought it was too expensive early on and you still bought it you have no one to be angry at but yourself.

Do you see PlayStation 3 or XBOX 360 customers lining up for rebates because they purchased them at their original prices and now they are less expensive? No.

Find something better to do with your time than obsessing over your buyer's remorse.

You Apple defenders are addressing the wrong people. Apple didn't do this because we complained. It's because other earlier adopters bitterly complained. So it should go like this:

My Fellow Apple Lovers,

...

So specualtion is the means by which the RIAA bungholios have to take someone to court? We all have internet connections and computers, therefore it is a valid specutation that we all have violated copy rights. Take us to court, send us to jail, and that is that.

Score one for the people. Screw you RIAA and MPAA.

Oh come on. I'm an iPhone buyer (bought it the first week it came out) and I'm not upset with this at all. This is the way business works. Apple wanted more iPhones sold, so they lower the price; they give customers who purchased the phone prior to that a $100 gift card for being an early adopter. Something they didn't have to do. I don't see anything to complain about. If you do complain, then you shouldn't have bought an iPhone so early, you should have waited until either the price dropped, or they came out with a new model.

I just don't see what the big deal is.

Listen guys, Apple didn't hold a gun to my head and tell me to go out and get the iPhone for $599 - I did it on my free will. The fact that they are giving me $100 bucks is a bonus that they didn't have to do, early adopters should know better than that. I don't see Sony or MS for instance giving money back to the early buyers of either console!

BTW I just printed my 100bucks credit and it could have not been any easier.

KeR said,
Listen guys, Apple didn't hold a gun to my head and tell me to go out and get the iPhone for $599 - I did it on my free will. The fact that they are giving me $100 bucks is a bonus that they didn't have to do, early adopters should know better than that. I don't see Sony or MS for instance giving money back to the early buyers of either console!

BTW I just printed my 100bucks credit and it could have not been any easier.

They're not giving you $100 at all. You still have to buy something AT THEIR STORE. You can't spend it on anything else. You have to spend MORE money with them to use it. Think about it.

When I got a rebate from M$ on my trackball mouse, it was a check for the amount of money that I could use ANYWHERE. It was real money, not a discount coupon as this is.

Foub said,
They're not giving you $100 at all. You still have to buy something AT THEIR STORE. You can't spend it on anything else. You have to spend MORE money with them to use it. Think about it.

When I got a rebate from M$ on my trackball mouse, it was a check for the amount of money that I could use ANYWHERE. It was real money, not a discount coupon as this is.


I think the rebate you got for your trackball mouse was a bit different: you knew you were going to get it when you bought your mouse, I presume. Apple just decided to do this, they hadn't decided (as far as we know) to give a rebate from the day the iPhone went on sale. You don't have to spend more money on Apple stuff, Apple gives you money to spend on their stuff, which is a lot better than getting nothing at all. It's $100 that can be spent on iTunes (by buying music cards), iPhone accessories, Mac software and accessories (if you're into that), or just $100 towards a new computer.