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Apple posts $100 store credit details

updated 11:55 am EDT, Fri September 14, 2007

$100 iPhone credit

Apple today made its $100 credit available to early iPhone adopters who paid the full introductory price for the device less than three months prior to its hefty cost reduction earlier this month. The $100 credit -- which Apple CEO Steve Jobs promised early adopters after receiving "hundreds of emails" from upset customers -- is available only to iPhone owners who have activated the device with AT&T. Early adopters who purchased iPhones without a service plan from AT&T will not be able to cash in on Apple's $100 in-store credit, which the company says is available to iPhone owners who purchased their devices before August 22nd and who meet other specified requirements.

The credit offered by the Cupertino-based company leaves early iPhone adopters who had hoped to unlock the device for use with another cellular carrier or who bought the handset without AT&T service to use as a WiFi touch-controlled iPod out in the cold.

Owners aiming to collect the credit must identify the phone by entering the phone number as well as the iPhone serial number, and enter an access code sent via SMS text message for confirmation. Following those steps, eligible iPhone owners will receive a $100 electronic store credit redeemable at any Apple Store location as well as the Apple Online Store.

Apple notes that requests for the $100 credit must be submitted by November 30th of this year, and that iPhone owners must activate their handsets with AT&T prior to submitting their claims. Customers cannot redeem their $100 credit at any iTunes Store in the U.S. or elsewhere, according to Apple, or at Apple Store locations outside the U.S. or at Apple resellers anywhere. The rebates do not qualify for cash or purchasing Apple Gift Cards, nor does the in-store credit count toward iTunes Store Gift Certificates or to create iTunes Store allowances. Additionally, Apple prohibits customers who receive the $100 credit from making payments on company accounts or transferring/reassigning the credits.

Apple says iPhones purchased between August 22nd and September 4th of this year do not qualify for the credit because they are subject to price protection -- allowing those customers to pay the new lower price for the device if claims for that price protection are received by Apple no later than September 19th of 2007. iPhones purchased with a Gift Card, rebate, or other consideration are not eligible for the $100 in-store credit, and handsets given to Apple employees for company or personal use are also ineligible. Apple is also disallowing anyone who registered an iPhone with an address outside the U.S. to collect on the credit.




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  1. appelguy

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    I GOT MINE!

    Woo Hoo, now I can give Steve more money!

  1. starwarrior

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Works Nicely

    Works Nicely

  1. SLURPY

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Got mine

    Here comes the iPod Touch for my kid.

  1. dagamer34

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Apple Hardware

    Obviously, Apple would like you to just buy Apple hardware/accessories which have insane profit margins compared to the iTunes Music Store.

    In otherwords, this was no doubt planned.

  1. wonderllama

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    out in the cold

    I have a current cell phone contract with a non-AT&T customer. I didn't buy an iPhone. Why? Because Apple told me up front that it was for AT&T service only. I'm patiently waiting for my contract to end so that I can switch to AT&T and use an iPhone. I don't feel like I'm out in the cold and I'm not sure those who bought the phone "[hoping] to unlock the device for use with another cellular carrier...or as WiFi touch-controlled iPod" should either. It's all just part of the gamble, IMHO.

  1. bloggerblog

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    RE: apple hardware

    wanna see insane profit margins, look at MS Office and MS Vista Server and it's client licenses.

  1. slider

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    This just in......

    Companies are in business to make money...... Tune in on the Real Life Channel for updates as we learn more on this breaking news.

  1. Mrjinglesusa

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Couldn't be any easier...

    Took less than 2 minutes and I have my print out with the $100 credit. Very nicely done Apple...

  1. MacZealot36

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Wait time

    At least they are not making us wait 6-8 weeks for a check in the mail.

    I think this is awesome.

  1. TheSnarkmeister

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Don't these terms imply?

    Don't these terms imply that the money for the rebate is actually coming from AT&T? Why else would Apple care if the phone had already been activated or if the user has a U.S. address? Apple wouldn't, but AT&T would. There is a lot of back-room financial jiggering going on here. Someone should start an award pool for the first journalist who can publish an authenticated copy of the Apple-AT&T contract.

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