Official iPhone Refund Policy Tomorrow? [Updatedx2]

Apple's unexpected $200 iPhone price drop caught many of the iPhone's early adopters off guard and has generated a lot of animosity across ours and Apple's forums.

Those of you who have bought an iPhone in the past 14 days are eligible for a price protection guarantee... but if you bought before then, you may be out of luck.... or are you?

According to Veronica Belmont, she was told by a friend that they were able to get a $200 refund from his local Apple Store despite purchasing his iPhone 2 months ago. This was, of course, after spending an hour on the phone.

Of interest, he was also warned and that as of tomorrow there would be an official policy in place regarding iPhone refunds... which sounds like they'll lock down the 14 day refund policy, so if you want a refund -- now's the time.

MacRumors forum users have had mixed success with their efforts to receive a $200 refund for iPhones older than 14 days.

Update: USA Today posts a Q&A with Steve Jobs, and asks directly if there will be rebates for users who have already paid the $599. Steve indicates that Apple is sticking with Apple's stated retail policy of 14 day price matching.

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.



Update 2: One reader calling tonight got escalating offers up to a free Bluetooth Headset after complaining.