Yeah, intellectually people know that but emotionally, they are pissed. I would be.
Soon after i bought my G5, apple announced the move to intel. To say i was upset would be an understatement. Luckily, steve jobs was not within driving distance from my house or else i might be in prison right now. After i calmed down, i realized that it could happen to anyone.. What is apple to do?.. don't sell any computers cause they will announce a architecture change soon?. So apple shouldn't drop the price of the phone cause other people bought it for $200 more?. They had to drop it at some point. Regardless of when they dropped it, there will always be someone who bought it at the higher price 2 months ago..
After the G5, i promised i would never overpay for an apple product again. (that thing was expensive!!). That's why i have been raving against the iphone as overpriced.
I find it interesting apple can suddenly still make a profit with a $399 phone instead of $599.
Let this be a lesson to you all.. start to question apple pricing strategies more. I love apple products.. i have the G5, my gf had the iMac, we both have ipods.. but that does not mean pay whatever apple says pay when they release a product. Think for a second...
now, if you think your product is overpriced but you are willing to still get it, go ahead.. but don't tell other people the product isn't overpriced.. that's dishonest. Many people online were really furious at me for suggesting the iphone was overpriced. I wish i could find the post where i stated that apple will drop the price soon after the early adopters have all bought their products (ie, the mac faithful).
Well again, I'm glad to recommend this product to people now. (had i not recently signed a long term, 2 year contract, i too might have switched.. I'd pay $399 for that phone).. oh well..
I'm so glad i told my GF to wait.. she was chomping at the bits.. i told her the price was insane, apple will come to their senses.. hold on a sec. She'll be happy she listened to me.