Wife Said No iPad 2? Apple Says Otherwise

This a rather comical way to begin your workday, so sit back and listen to this 100% true (but glorified by myself for intrigue and additional comedic value) story. A man like many other, married and iPad 2-less, went out to purchase an iPad 2. The details of the torturous lines and numbing cold in the man’s journey to get an iPad 2 were too gruesome for recollection, so you will have to leave the conditions up to your imagination. Even after the difficulties he had already faced, he had to make it best one last obstacle: his wife.

Not long after receiving his iPad 2, his significant other had told him to get rid of it. Stuck with the choice of wife or iPad 2, torn between the two, he had painstakingly decided to listen to his wife. Talk about a modern family. (But not the show Modern Family, the wife actually tries to buy her husband an iPad. If only our protagonist of this story had the same luck.) If anything, his first justification for choosing his wife could have been that he had his wife longer than his iPad. And the iPad… whoops, I mean his wife, can do more.

So, what’s the guy to do? Return the iPad 2 to Apple, complete with a Post-it note stating “Wife said no.” Apple employees found this funny and kept escalating the “issue” until it reached a couple VPs. The man was only iPad 2-less for little while, receiving another iPad 2 just a few days later. This time Apple had done something clever, attaching a note that said “Apple said yes.” A free iPad 2 ends the happy story. Unless there is a hidden twist about the wife being an Android fangirl and still not acceptive of the iPad 2…

There is a less comical, more serious version of the story from the individual who had shared it that I built off of to create the more extensive story above. The individual’s recollection is:

“[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.”

Closing on a more serious note, Apple is apparently really paying attention to iPad 2 returns to try to figure out if there are any widespread issues. Part comedy and part inspiring news for those of you still in the process of attempting to hunt down an iPad 2, not a bad way to start your day, right? Maybe.

Written by Michael DeLisi

[serious version of the story via MacRumors]