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When someone orders an iPhone 15 Pro Max directly from Apple UK, the last thing they’d expect to receive is a knockoff, but that is exactly what happened to one Reddit user. After opening the box, a screen protector was discovered to already installed on the handset, which could mean it was a return or refurbished unit.
There were two other things that stood out, with the first being a non-OLED screen and the strange ‘chin’ at the bottom. One the device was turned on, he was greeted with a setup process reminiscent of those found on Android devices. Skipping past that setup process, Edmard found Facebook, Youtube and Tiktok already installed. Some theorize that an employee at a distribution center may have swapped out the original box with this fake device even before it reached the courier, with all original shipping labels intact.
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Then I thought it might be at the supplier end? What’s crazy to me is that the whole delivery was trackable through the apple website and the tracking number on the box and everything matched so the process wasn’t broken at all from apple’s side either. Very interesting,” said the original poster.