Apple Allows Diane Campbell to Buy iPad with Cash; Changes Policy

Earlier this week, an ABC News station in San Francisco, California told the story of Diane Campbell, a woman on a fixed income who saved for months to buy an Apple iPad–only to find out that she couldn’t pay with cash for the device.

Today the same station reported that Apple had relented, allowing customers to pay by cash. Watch the happy story in the video embedded above.

Here’s a quote from Apple senior VP Ron Johnson from the article: “About a month ago, we said we’d like you to use a credit card when you buy your iPad, and that was the best way we could think of to make sure that people only bought two per individual … And then it came to our attention that Diane [Campbell], through your story, was very interested in buying an iPad with cash, and we made a decision today to change that.” (Via Mike Cane)