Jobs on iPhone price drop: "That's technology."
Many TUAW readers are a little upset with Apple for dropping the price of the iPhone by $200 after only two months on the market. I would like to say that Steve Jobs feels your pain, but according to this interview with USA Today it is clear that he doesn't. When asked about the price drop and what he would say to customers who bought the iPhone at the original price he replied, 'That's technology. If they bought it this morning, they should go back to where they bought it and talk to them. If they bought it a month ago, well, that's what happens in technology.'
As someone who bought an iPhone not too long ago, I actually agree with Steve. We all knew that the price of the iPhone would be coming down sooner or later, so I am not upset in the least. I am sure the price of the iPhone will continue to go down, much as it has for the iPod, and I'm ok with that.
The interview also covers whether or not the Beatles will be joining iTunes (Steve says later this year), if iPod Touch sales will impact iPhone sales (Steve says either way Apple is making money), and how much impact NBC pulling out of iTunes will have on Apple's business ('Zero,' was Jobs' estimate).
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