iPad 2: Wife Says No, but Apple Says Yes

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    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:
    We're guessing a free iPad satisfied any objection the customer's wife might have had.

    Article Link: iPad 2: Wife Says No, but Apple Says Yes
     
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    I am sure some people are going to be pissed at this, but OWNED.
     
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    sweet, gotta love this company...guess it's time to get married for the third time!
     
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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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    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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    Hey apple, My wife will say no too (as soon as you decide to launch it here) :D
     
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    It's doubtful that that return excuse can ever be used again. Too funny!
     
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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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    Instant classic. Well played, Apple. Well played.
     
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    Served.
     
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    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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    Ah, it was nice to read some good news for a change. :)
     
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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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    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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    Good to know some Apple execs have a sense of humor. Nice story.
     
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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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    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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    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. :D

    Excellent move, Apple. This will be one of those stories thrown around when people talk tech for quite a while.
     
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    Haha post of the year!

    What a great story overall so awesome!
     
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    Why doesn't stuff like this happen to me.
     
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    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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