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More negative media attention

This is right out of Marketing 101 don’t do’s.

Do not piss off the public so much that the only media attention leading up to the launch of a new cool tool is negative press.

That’s all it’s been all day, while Vodafone continue to put the positive spin on it. I still can’t remember the launch of a new car or toy in which all of the media attention is negative, there’s talk of protests and 2 online petitions were launched to get the product prices changed.

This from the countries biggest newspaper, The Herald in Auckland (for our international visitors whom flooded in overnight due to Apple2.0 blog – cheers).

“Cheap’ iPhone has costly catch”

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/1/story.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10520666&ref=rss

It’s really infuriating that Vodafone is continuing the line that “Vodafone had more than 70 different phones and plans at any one time”, and this is a good thing? So, we’re not talking about the 70 other different phones. We are talking about the coolest gadget to come out of the Apple stable recently, and the only way to get it is to pay up to $6200 for it.

And what really bugs me about this, is that it’s given misguided fuel to the anti-apple brigade, whom falsely claim that it’s a rubbish tool, that windowze mobile is a good platform, that Apple things are always more expensive blah blah blah. All of which aren’t true, but the Anti-Apple myth has been re-soundly perpetuated over the last 24 hrs.

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Rogers iPhone petition reaches 48,000

Now that is a lot in only a couple of days, and it’s getting coverage all over the place.

Edmonton Sun article

Smithereens Blog update

Appleinsider update

The anger here in the newspaper comments section have been varied, many with the view that Vodafone is a rip-off, while others have tried to claim that dressing up a Windows Mobile phone with iPhone skin on Telecom is a good alternative. Well if you consider racing a painted snail against an Aston Martin as a comparable exercise, then yes by all means put an iPhone skin on a windowze phone – knock yourself out.

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Online petition re Vodafone pricing

http://www.PetitionOnline.com/nzmac/petition.html

The only problem is that they seem to be concerned that the iPhone isn’t available as pre-pay. The pricing across the board is too much and that should have been addressed. If the iPhone was available pre-pay, one would assume that it would be full priced, and that data rates would be rather high.

Still good on them, and by 6:30pm this evening they’d gathered nearly 1000 signatures.

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