For when he opened it, he found nothing more than a pancake.
Had he been possessed of a sense of humor, he might have, as one of my colleagues suggested, muttered: "Syrup, where's the nearest iHop?"
I suspect, though, that he felt (om)let down.
You might find this story fanciful. Surely someone made it up. Perhaps.
However, this isn't the first account of someone falling for a scam that promises cheap Apple devices. The Shaghaiist reported earlier this month that a woman also ordered an iPhone online. She got a phone. The only slight kink was that it came from Pear not Apple.
These scams are easier to perpetrate because they happen online. For example, the man who paid $450 for a MacBook on eBay and got, well, only a picture of it.
But what about the long history of Apple scams that happened face-to-face?