Mac Rumors reported on case of a returned iPad 2 to an Apple store in the US, returned by a man after his wife apparently disapproved of the purchase.
Citing an "individual close to Apple," Mac Rumors said that Apple’s focus had been on troubleshooting iPad 2s returned by customers.
"One iPad came back with a post it note on it that said: Wife said no," according to the Apple insider.
The amusing development was apparently escalated within Apple’s returns process but gained the attention of management.
"They sent the guy an iPad 2 with a note on it that said: Apple said yes."
Presumably, as Mac Rumors points out, the man’s wife has no such objection to a free iPad 2.