Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Price of Early Adoption is $200

I set up my Twitter account to get SMS updates from MacRumors for today's Apple keynote.

So around 10:30 in the morning I start to get text messages about new iPods across the board. New iPod Shuffle, iPod Nano, and iPod Classic. That's cool I thought, but my high-tech multi-touch iPhone has them all beat.

Then I start getting text messages about the iPod Touch. I get a little nervous, it's basically the iPhone without the phone (so all the cool stuff). When I get the text message with the price, I feel sick. At $299 for the 8GB, it's half the price of my 8GB iPhone. Little do I know the worst is yet to come.

At 11:53am, I get the text message telling me that Apple has officially screwed me and all the other early adopters over. The $599 piece of gadgetry I'm holding dropped in value to $399 in a matter of seconds.

I knew that the iPhone would eventually have a price drop, but I never imagined it to be this soon or this much! I feel like I've been conned - cheated out of $200 by Apple.


Ahmed said...

don't stress about it too much. Apple is giving a 100 dollar credit to early adopters!

Kevin Chiu said...

If you bought it before August 22nd u're covered for a little while - better use your store credit quickly!