Archive for September 6th, 2007

iPhone users revolt over $200 price drop

Apple’s substantial 33 percent price drop (of $200) on the 8GB iPhone just a little over 60 days after the product was introduced has left hundreds of thousands of users wondering whether Apple was just gouging its faithful customers when it priced the popular device at $599 and $499 at its launch at the end of June. Early aWell it was bound to happen sooner or later. It’s the usual pain for early adopters but as my mother would say. Can your $200 make you happy as when you bought the iPhone ahead of everyone else? Was Apple wrong in releasing the iPhone first? I had originally thought that the touch screen iPod would be the first to come out and then the phone. Or make the announcement at the same time. Well it’s their strategy and it the announcement didn’t seem to pay off in Wall St. with a 5% drop in Apple stock after the announcement. Maybe all of those were initial iPhone users or people speculating that the stock would rise on the announcement of the new iPods.Either way, it’s now a little more complicated in buying an iPod.

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Apple announces major updates to iPod family, cuts iPhone price

Apple today announced major updates to the iPod family at its “The Beat Goes On” special event in San Francisco. The iPod shuffle saw a refresh with new colors and packaging, an all-new iPod nano was introduced, as well as the iPod classic (which replaces the original “iPod” in the company’s lineup), and the all-new iPod tou…Now this is the announcement I’ve been waiting for almost a year now. I have been waiting for that RED (PRODUCT) Shuffle and that touch screen iPod and for once it seems my predictions were right. But I’m really getting that 16GB iPod touch. It seems to be the perfect for users who already have a larger capacity hard drive but wanting an iPhone without the phone. The built-in WiFi is impressive and here’s hoping that they’ll be able to put the whole iTunes store in the wifi store. The Starbucks integration is a nice touch. The ability to buy and download the song playing in the store is impressive. I wont be surprised if other stores will follow suit. Seems like it was a bad call for NBC to move their shows off iTunes.

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