New apple fan, my thoughts on todays announcment

twfleming

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Aug 28, 2007
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My iphone was the first apple product I have ever purchased. I have been extremely happy since day one. I got my phone 3 days after launch. They sold out before I could get one on opening day.

At first I was a little upset with the 200 dollar price drop. I expected a price drop soon but like many I didnt think it would be this soon or that much. I dont have any regrets though. I still love my phone.

Based on my experience with my phone I decided to swith to the new imac when it came out. However I have not recieved my new imac from my local retailer.

Today I reconsidered being an early adopter of the new imac for 2 reasons. One, leopard will be out soon, and two, the holidays will be here soon after that. Normally neither of these events would deter me from buying but after todays annoncment I cant help but feel a little nervous about pulling the trigger.

I now think I should be a little more cautious and wait to see what happens.

I have alot of friends who are avid apple fans. All of them were a little thrown back with the price cut so soon.

Im not going to argue with apples decisions but I do have to wonder how it will affect future early adopters.
 

plumbingandtech

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Jun 20, 2007
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There is always going to be something new coming out.

After spending some time with the new imac at the store I think this is their best by far.
 

Telp

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Feb 6, 2007
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There is always going to be something new coming out.

After spending some time with the new imac at the store I think this is their best by far.
I would agree. Also, dont worry about leopard, that's not a big deal at all.
 

jarenado

macrumors regular
Sep 4, 2007
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Double-edged Sword

Yes it sucks about the price drop and Im sorry to hear about it for all the early adopters.....But, thats why people like apple products, because they are always coming out with new and better things quickly. When I got the 4g Ipod, literally 3 months later there was a ipod photo, and then the nano. With your computer, price will drop but thats always going to happen with technology, so my advice, would be to wait for leopard, and then bite the bullet and buy the iMac.
 

beate

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Jun 8, 2007
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Im not going to argue with apples decisions but I do have to wonder how it will affect future early adopters.
I think true Early Adopters will take this in stride as it's quite normal and to be expected.

The problem is many who bought the iPhone right of are not true Early Adopters and so are surprised...stunned...disgusted...etc, etc, etc.

I always wait for the bugs to be worked out, the product to be improved and the price to come down - on everything - except this time. It was worth it for me to have it on day 1 and I don't regret it. I've had at least $200 worth of pleasure and convenience in the past two months, I believe.
 

Gregory

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Oct 1, 2001
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I agree. . . : ) Im too a First Day Buyer, and I love my iPhone, even if I knew it would be cheaper in 2 months, I still would buy it. . . just because. . .
and with No regrets at all. . . . so I dont know why people complain about it.

Because stuff like this happens everyday with everything, so give apple a break. Im glad its cheaper now, I can buy my wife one, eariler now. Thanks Apple : )
 

lilnyc

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Jun 5, 2007
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I'm happy with mine. I bought it on iDay for $600, and have no regrets.

The only bummer is that like the Razr that went from $500 to $90, the ego meter will drop a bit as now every Tom, Dick and Jane will be flipping through album art, etc. on their touch iPods or CHEAPer iPhones.