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Old Mar 21, 2011, 01:20 PM   #1
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iPad 2: Wife Says No, but Apple Says Yes






Apple is paying close attention to all iPad 2 returns during the first few weeks to make sure there are no major production defects. This policy has indirectly led to a free iPad 2 to one customer and an amusing story that we thought was entertaining enough to share.

The story comes by way of an individual close to Apple:
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[Apple's] focus this week has been to troubleshoot all the iPad 2s that customers are returning to the stores. One iPad came back with a post it note on it that said "Wife said no." It was escalated as something funny, and two of the VPs got wind of it. They sent the guy an iPad 2 with a note on it that said "Apple said yes."
We're guessing a free iPad satisfied any objection the customer's wife might have had.

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Old Mar 21, 2011, 01:24 PM   #2
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I am sure some people are going to be pissed at this, but OWNED.
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Old Mar 21, 2011, 01:25 PM   #3
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sweet, gotta love this company...guess it's time to get married for the third time!
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Old Mar 21, 2011, 01:25 PM   #4
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I still think the wife will be pissed off. But I know that guy is one happy fellow.
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Old Mar 21, 2011, 01:25 PM   #5
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Ah well, Apple'll probably make back up the cost of that iPad through the apps that guy will buy in the app store on his iPad and on his Mac.
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Old Mar 21, 2011, 01:25 PM   #6
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Hey apple, My wife will say no too (as soon as you decide to launch it here)
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Old Mar 21, 2011, 01:27 PM   #7
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It's doubtful that that return excuse can ever be used again. Too funny!
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Old Mar 21, 2011, 01:28 PM   #8
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And now let the angry "I still can't even find one to buy!" rants.

I'm very amused by this and would love to have been a fly on the wall at Apple when this was all discussed.
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Old Mar 21, 2011, 01:28 PM   #9
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Instant classic. Well played, Apple. Well played.
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Old Mar 21, 2011, 01:30 PM   #10
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Old Mar 21, 2011, 01:30 PM   #11
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It's doubtful that that return excuse can ever be used again. Too funny!
My thoughts exactly. A hilarious one-time event most likely but good for Apple. Heck if I was an exec there I'd send the guy one on my own dime (so it's not "Apple" doing it).
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Old Mar 21, 2011, 01:31 PM   #12
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Ah, it was nice to read some good news for a change.
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Old Mar 21, 2011, 01:32 PM   #13
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My wife said no too and this even includes my wish for one for my upcoming bday to get one.
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And now let the angry "I still can't even find one to buy!" rants.

I'm very amused by this and would love to have been a fly on the wall at Apple when this was all discussed.
I agree, it would also have been fun to see the look in the face of the couple when they got their free iPad. What a great PR move.
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Old Mar 21, 2011, 01:33 PM   #15
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Good to know some Apple execs have a sense of humor. Nice story.
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Old Mar 21, 2011, 01:35 PM   #16
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Don't be too thrilled. His wife now might made him sell it for the $1000+ dollars he can get on ebay.

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Old Mar 21, 2011, 01:35 PM   #17
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Haha, very funny story and great PR move by Apple. As someone said above I doubt anyone can use this excuse again haha!
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This is awesome. I love the note they gave with the iPad.
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Why would it matter what his wife said?

Never stopped me.
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this made my day. little things like this go a long way for a companies user base. Reminds me of Pixar's stint for a little girls dying request to see the movie (http://www.justpressplay.net/movies/...-she-dies.html)
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Old Mar 21, 2011, 01:49 PM   #21
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That's funny.

I would've returned the wife before the iPad. Those are easier to find.
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Absolutely priceless! I think this is Top 10 material on my favorite MacRumors articles ever list.

Excellent move, Apple. This will be one of those stories thrown around when people talk tech for quite a while.
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That's funny.

I would've returned the wife before the iPad. Those are easier to find.
Haha post of the year!

What a great story overall so awesome!
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Old Mar 21, 2011, 02:02 PM   #24
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Why doesn't stuff like this happen to me.
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Old Mar 21, 2011, 02:04 PM   #25
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I am sure some people are going to be pissed at this, but OWNED.
Owned? Aside from some random dislike of the "term", I have to ask where was anyone owned? If you're saying the wife was owned, she wasn't. Wife said no, probably due to the issue of money and not the device itself.

I worry about youth today.

It is a very cute story and shows companies still have a sense of humor sometimes.
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