UK man orders iPhone 15 Pro Max from Apple website, receives Android lookalike instead


  iPhone 15 Pro Max from Apple website, receives Android lookalike instead



  • The iPhone 15 Pro Max was ordered directly from Apple’s website.
  • The device turned out to be an Android phone with an iOS skin.
  • It looks quite like the iPhone 15 Pro Max, and even with the Dynamic Island display

Recently, there was this one incident of Apple mistakenly delivering 60 iPhone 15 Pro Max units instead of four. That was a major slipup but not necessarily a bad one for the customer. However, another customer in the UK wasn’t lucky at all though as ended up receiving an Android phone disguised as an iPhone 15 Pro Max.

Apple delivers fake iPhone 15 Pro Max

  • According to the customer, he ordered an iPhone 15 Pro Max from the Apple UK website. The delivery tracking was also legit as checked by him. But upon receiving the package, the customer suspected something fishy.
  • After he opened the box, he started noticing one thing after another that was different about the iPhone 15 Pro Max delivered to him.
  • It started with a screen protector on the iPhone15 Pro Max , then the screen that was lighting up in the wrong areas. The setup process was also very weak, and it was after the iPhone booted up that he noticed the device was fake.
  • “I managed to skip all the setup screens and get into the phone. It has facebook, youtube and tiktok installed already, the OS is glitchy and horrible, the camera is like a slideshow and crashes if you try to use any UI element on screen,” the buyer wroteon Reddit.
  • Getting a fake unit is concerning but what was even more alarming was the fact that it came as the exact one ordered. This was the iPhone 15 Pro Max in Natural Titanium. The device had all the Apple apps as well, and you could login with your Apple ID too.

But in this case, the buyer was smart enough to recognise that the device was fake and didn’t login any personal details. But not everyone might catch the difference, and end up logging in with their Apple account. This could give access to attackers who might be trying to scam customers through fake devices. It’s quite surprising that this mistake was directly from Apple but some people in the comments suggest the device was swapped during transit. A complaint has been registered with Apple, and the device will most likely be replaced. But it’s still important to caution people about the possibility of such scams even when you return directly from Apple.


  • This TikToker claims that he received 60 instead of four iPhone 15 Pro Max units.
  • The total worth of these iPhones adds up to $3,600.
  • Apple also shipped the 1TB storage model for each of them

Someone at Apple  iPhone 15 Pro Max messed up an order so bad they ended up sending iPhone 15 Pro Max units worth $96,000 (Rs 79,91,553 approx). The lucky customer is a TikToker who had originally ordered four iPhone 15 Pro Max models but received a total of 60 units instead. And each of these iPhones are of the maximum storage of 1TB.

This is clearly an error from Apple’s part, and the company is expected to rectify it. But it still would have been surprising and fun to have received much more than what you had originally ordered for. Now it isn’t confirmed if Apple took the iPhones back or if the TikToker returned them. But even if he does plan on keeping them, Apple might just remotely brick the iPhones. Apple can do this for iPhones that are stolen or in this case kept without authorisation. It seems like the troubles don’t stop for Apple with the latest iPhone 15 series. The new iPhone models have been plagued with one issue after another since it hit the shelves. Apple has also been facing stock issues with the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max. Now this incident isn’t about anything faulty with the devices but it’s certainly a funny and embarrassing one as well.

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