Thursday, September 6, 2007

Irate "Apple Zombie Followers" re: iPhone

In the post "iPhone Early Adopter Tax," BuzzFeed reports that there are several thoroughly pissed off early iPhone adopters (a.k.a. "Apple Zombie Followers"):

Dr. Macinstein says,

As one of the (idiots) loyal Apple fans who supported Apple and bought an iPhone on day 1 (well, day 2, actually), I am well and thoroughly pissed. Just 2 months after launching the iPhone, Apple today announced they are slashing the price by a full THIRD, knocking $200 off the price of the 8GB iPhone model. And to rub salt in our wounds, they decided to do it on the day they announced the Wi-Fi touchscreen iPod (with more storage) that most of us bought the iPhone for in the first place.

Josh Bancroft, author of the Tinyscreenfuls blog, offers this helpful tip for those AZF's who waited a week to buy their iPhone:

If you’re one of the victims of [the recent iPhone price slash], check the terms of the debit/credit card you used to buy your iPhone. Many offer “price protection”, for exactly these situations. For instance, my MasterCard offers 60 days of price drop protection. You can file a claim, showing the new lower price compared to what you paid, and they’ll send you a check for the difference. But this might only work if you DIDN’T buy it on launch day (June 29). If you did, you’ll be sad to note that it’s been 67 days since then. Too late.

Gizmodo, over at, says, "Suckers":

Over at the Apple keynote, head jerk Steve Jobs just announced they've cut the 8 gig iPhone cost to $399 from $599, making tools of everyone who already bought one of the stupid devices.

On Gizmodo itself, over 250 unhappy customers give Apple a piece of their AZF minds.

But No iCar particularly admires MCLARENLOVER69's astute Gizmodo post:

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Thats what all you losers that bought one so early deserve.

And don't forget to check out some amusing comments on Engadget.

Ta, ta!

No iCar

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