Apple’s iPhone 15 series has been a huge success, with millions of units shipping out to eager customers. However, a bizarre case has emerged in the UK, where a buyer received a fake iPhone 15 Pro Max from the official Apple store.
The buyer, known as theEdmard on Reddit, ordered the phone and received all the necessary delivery confirmations from Apple and tracking details from the delivery partner, Dynamic Parcel Distribution (DPD). However, upon opening the box, they were shocked to find a fake unit sporting Android instead of iOS.
Upon booting up the smartphone, the buyer quickly realized that it was an android device disguised as an iPhone. The fake unit had preinstalled apps like Facebook, TikTok, and YouTube, and the user described the operating system as glitchy and horrible. They wisely refrained from logging into any accounts, recognizing the potential risks associated with unauthorized access to personal data.
The buyer has alerted Apple about the fake unit and is awaiting a response. The delivery service, DPD, has assured the buyer that the box was properly sealed and never opened or tampered with, placing the responsibility beyond their scope.
This unusual case serves as a caution to others, as the buyer has warned that there may be many more fake units out there, and some people may unknowingly log in using their Apple IDs, Facebook accounts, Google, etc. Apple has yet to respond to the incident, and we will keep you updated on any further developments in the story.
In the meantime, it’s a reminder to always be cautious when receiving electronic devices, and if something seems off, it’s important to take the necessary steps to protect your personal information. Stay tuned for updates as this story unfolds.