Apple's Passing Out The Benjamins to iPhone Owners

It's no surprise that after Apple announced the $200 price drop of the 8GB iPhone, early adopters were a little upset they paid 1/3 more for the device just because they jumped on it quickly. Some will say that it's a price to pay to be first with a hot new gadget, but that's not the point. Apple has, apparently, heard the cries and Steve Jobs has stepped up in a big way.

Jobs announced in an open letter on, that all iPhone owners who paid the full $599 for the device will receive a $100 US Apple gift card. Yes, while you may be locked in to buying Apple product with that gift card, it's still an extra hundred bones in your pocket that wasn't there a few days ago.

Details of the gift card program are still being worked out, but Jobs expects to have something posted on the Apple homepage sometime next week. So, if you're an early iPhone adopter, keep your eyes peeled. This is probably something you don't want to miss out on.

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