Early Adopter Syndrome can strike anyone—our fancy N95 is less than six months old and has just been kicked to the curb by Nokia for a new version that works with US 3G—so we sympathize with all of you who just shelled out $600 for that great iPod/so-so phone combo from Apple. The Unofficial Apple Weblog offers the following five suggestions on how to fix your little $200 problem.
If you can, take advantage of the 14-day return policy, obviously.
See if your credit card offers a price guarantee.
Call the Apple store where you bought your iPhone (press 5 to get a live person). TUAW says they had no luck with this, but our reader Autogeneric says s/he was able to get a $200 credit issued on a purchase that was 18 days old—ymmv. (See what happens when you stop lurking, Autogeneric?)
Call AT&T. Ha ha ha. One TUAW reader notes that he got a total of $150 credit from AT&T for his two iPhones, so it may be worth a shot.
Lastly, complain, both to Apple and the California Department of Consumer Affairs (see the original blog post for the address).
The rest of you who are currently iPhone-less might want to wait to see how long it takes for a 3G-capable version to come out—this smells an awful lot like “get rid of these slow-ass phones so we can release the good ones.”
“Apple screwed you: So now what?” [The Unofficial Apple Weblog]
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