True to its word, Apple has now opened the door for people who bought iPhones at full price prior to August 22 to received a $100 store credit for use at the online Apple Store or in the company’s physical retail facilities.
All you have to do is go to this web site, enter your phone number and serial number (on the back of the iPhone), and submit. A text message from Apple with an access code pops back, and you’re good to go — $100 for anything carried by Apple, including third-party products.
Steve Jobs shocked many by dropping the 8 gigabyte iPhone’s price from $600 to $400 at a media event last week, just 66 days after the product was first introduced. He shocked still more by offering the $100 credit for those who would be ineligible for fair price-matching, which Apple only offers within two weeks of purchase.