iWait No More!

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Earlier this summer we brought you coverage of the completely [manufactured iPhone phenomenon] that had wacky New Yorkers spending a fortnight sleeping on the streets (pictured) when all that was necessary was 15 minutes in line on your lunch break. Then there was the kind of [hideously nasty backlash](http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/07/technology/07apple.html) that only fans who’ve spent a fortnight sleeping on New York streets can launch, prompted by an all-too-soon markdown of $200 that brought the fancy gadget to the low, low price of 400 smackers a piece. But despite Steve Jobs’ extremely [generous $100 rebate](http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20624042/), one local lady just can’t get over this betrayal. Claiming that Apple violated price discrimination laws, Dongmei Li of Queens has turned her 200-dollar loss into a [million dollar lawsuit](http://www.1010wins.com/Queens-Woman-Sues-Apple-for-$1M-in-Damages/1034010). Li charges that the price reduction wronged her and other early purchasers who could not resell the iPhone at the same profit as those who bought it later on. In addition, she alleges that owners of the $499 4GB iPhone, such as herself, were given [less favorable terms](http://www.nydailynews.com/money/2007/10/01/2007-10-01_woman_sues_apple_over_iphone_price_cut.html) than those who bought the 8GB model at the premium price. Li’s wrath extends to AT&T Inc. as well, iPhone's exclusive service provider in the United States, claming its required two-year contract constituted unfair business practices. Are you a victim? If you join Li now, this could be a truly historic class action lawsuit!

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