My Nephew's 14 b-day was coming. Me and the wife decided to give him an iPad when we saw a very fairly priced iPad2/16GB/Wifi+3G at an apple reseller sale. We knew the boy was dying for one and my brother was too damn cheap to give him one. In fact he was about to buy him some chinese android abomination when I interveined and told him "Move aside, I'll get my nephew the "real stuff" !"
So we give him the thing and the kid went crazy when he opened the package, I mean, really ballistic, jumping around and showing it to everybody. The whole world was his "new iPad" (Oh, yeah, my wife HAD to use one of her handmade artsy gift boxes, and I was supposed to give him the original box later). He thanked us like 90 times. He's very shy and rarely displays emotions like that... well, I felt like the king of uncles!
In hindsight I recall I kept hearing him and his friends going "3rd generation this..", "...retina display that..." but I thought - what the heck they're just comparing it to the new gadget in town...but who cares, he got a free iPad!
Well, days later I received a very enthusiastic email from him thanking us again for the "coolest things he ever got" and all about the apps, games and millions of stuff his been running on his "new iPad"...(again that strange feeling, it was the first iPad in his house and almost a month old...why still "new"?), but then I noticed what I most feared: the Mail signature saying "Sent from an iPad3"..... Oh no! I don't get it!? Did the kid want an 3rd gen so badly that he convinced himself (and everybody else) that I got him one??
Doesn't it say somewhere (despite those report files) that it's an iPad2 ?? This is very weird!
To make things worse I neglected giving the original box to him and since noboby asked me about it, I completely forgot it among the other dozen boxes in my closet.
Should I pretend I don't get what's going on or just break it to him and let him deal with it?? "Well kid, let me tell you about downgrading..."
Now I feel like the cheapest uncle of the century...still I know I got him a cool b-day present!
This is screwed up!