An unidentified man in Atlanta recently purchased an iPad from bargain store chain Walmart — to discover that it is a non-functioning prop to be used as a display only.
Sources tell that the store prop resembles the actual iPad almost completely. The only decipherable differences are the screenshot of an iPad under the glass and the absence of any hardware internally.
9toMac elaborates, “The man has requested a refund from Walmart for the fake, but Walmart is refusing and is sort of blaming Apple about the issue. The local news speculates that somebody purchased an iPad, swapped it with the fake, and returned it. Walmart is blaming Apple since Apple apparently handles the exchanges for the popular reseller’s Apple product sales. The man claims he will be filing a lawsuit against Walmart if the situation does not get properly resolved.”
The fact that the prop was sold to the man in the first place is despicable by itself, but now it’s solely up to Walmart to refund the customer, and solve what may become a media and legal crisis.