A new word, that means “When Apple screws you over.”
Its not new — they frequently do this kind of thing to early-adopters (see the iMac G4 – USB 1.1 models.) Its like your punishment for buying their stuff when they hype it. But this is about the lowest they’ve ever sunk.
I know I shouldn’t complain. I paid a premium to be an uber-geek for 2 months. While everyone else dealt with their regular, crappy phones and so-called “smart” phones, I was flying high with my iPhone. It seriously is the best portable device I’ve ever owned, and although I’m sore that none of the new functionality in the promised updates has made its way to my iPhone yet, and even though it has its little issues, its an amazing phone.
And now everyone can have one, because as of yesterday, my iPhone is worth a little more than half what I paid for it… Thanks a lot, Steve. Sure am glad I got in line for something that not even Apple thinks is worth what I paid for it.
Oh well, at least they got their R&D money back in a hurry, too bad they had to screw over their most loyal customers to do it.
Update: My favourite company did the right thing! $100 gift card at the Apple Store! Way to go, Apple! I’m now back in the drooling fan-boy camp!

5 thoughts on “iPwned

  1. Not a bad deal if you actually would have spent that add’l $100 at the apple store anyway. At least they gave you something back 🙂

  2. I can’t think of many other companies that would actually do this.
    We ARE talking about electronics here — where technology is constantly getting cheaper. It was a tough blow that the price dropped so quickly, and we all had a right to be angry, but Apple was under no obligation to give us anything at all. That they would meet us half-way is a great gift to all us fanboys.
    And as my first Mac was a 512k (aka FatMac, the second Macintosh ever produced) and I cut my teeth programming on an Apple II, I think I can proudly claim the title “fanboy” 😉

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