Those new iPods are pretty awesome, except…

My September 5th iPod update analysis

… when Steve Jobs decides to drop the iPhone price tag by US$200 in just two months! From owners like me: Thanks for the hurt.

UPDATE 1: TUAW reports on irrate iPhone owners and shares some ideas on getting even…

UPDATE 2: One of the most popular threads on Apple Support regarding the iPhone price drop business is “The Entitlement Culture“. Everyone’s jumping in and saying that it’s the best response yet, though I’ve my reservations as to whether that’s the most appropriate perspective on the issue. To understand this concept, here’s a journal article I found comparing a Culture of Entitlement to a Culture of Merit.

UPDATE 3: Steve Jobs has decided to give us $100 store credit. It’s not cash, but it’s better than nothing. It does mean spending more though…

12 thoughts on “Those new iPods are pretty awesome, except…

  1. The rate of depreciation doesn’t seem to have a terminal velocity. As my dad once predicted, we’ll be buying computers and at the end of every cashier will be a trash bin for tossing out whatever you just bought. Yup, depreciation and obsoleteness in a flash.

  2. There must be a generation gap, somehow I am so irritated by ringtones, my cell phone is barely used.

    I understand your pain. The same punch is always felt when we purchase a new vehicle, a PC, even an appliance such as a washer or dryer (my latest pain from the flood).

    Too bad they do not hold their value like some old cars, a corvette or a nice GMC truck.

  3. at least u used it for 2 mths before the price dropped! u’d definitely feel worse if u’d just bought it yesterday, and the price was reduced by 200 this morning! hahahahahhh…

  4. Hail Jobsco! Too bad I can’t get rebate for iPod touch… I’m getting my Mac (finally!) with the back to college special… Prolly getting the ugly nano, then sell it off…

    Sympathy for the price drop. I thought people should rejoice for it?

  5. Sorry about the price drop…for the first time in history procrastination actually gains profit. I am glad. I love steve jobs.

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