Archive for the ‘iPhone’ Category

iPhone Blogging

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

I’m writing a blog entry from my iPhone. I might just be the biggest douchebag I know.

Eight Months?!

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

I couldn’t log into my WordPress installation, and it seems to have taken me about eight months to finally get around to figuring out what the problem was…

Actually, I don’t know what the problem was. I removed the plugins from the directory on the server, and it finally started to work. It’ll probably be another three years before I get around to figuring out which plugin caused the problem. No matter- I really just wanted to try out the new WordPress iPhone App.

iPhone Rebate

Friday, September 7th, 2007

Steve Jobs announced today that they intend to give a $100 store credit to everyone who bought an iPhone before the price drop. Gizmodo has the full text of his announcement, but here is the part that I feel addresses my concerns from the other day:

“Our early customers trusted us, and we must live up to that trust with our actions in moments like these.”

Some might argue that a cash rebate would be better; since any money I save up is going to a new Mini anyway, this works out pretty well for me.

iPhone Price Drop

Wednesday, September 5th, 2007

Apple just finished up their special event this morning. Among other things, they announced a $200 price cut for the iPhone. I’m sure this is all well and good from a business standpoint, but I do feel kind of screwed. I bought the phone on day one, and while I don’t regret it, I might not have gone through the uncertainty of early adoption if I knew I could wait a measly two months and saved several hundred dollars. For taking a chance on an untested, controversial new product, it feels like Apple owes me a little more loyalty.

This also gives everyone who said the iPhone was too expensive an excuse to say “I told you so.” Apple could have waited until November to announce the cut, given us another couple of months to feel good about our purchase, and still had plenty of time to boost sales for the holiday season.

I’ll just have to take some solace in the fact that, as a stock holder, I’ll probably make a little money off the whole deal.