Apple Store iPad Secret Gesture Combination

Discussion in 'iPad Hacks' started by jackhdev, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. jackhdev macrumors 6502

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    Hi, not sure if this has been leaked yet, but does anyone know the secret gesture combination that will allow you to get to the home screen on the display iPads at the Apple Retail Stores? If not, does anyone have a good idea of where to start?
     
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  3. jackhdev thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Are you sure? There have been quite a few different websites that I found in Google claiming that there is. How do store employees shut down the iPads then? And when they start up, they do go to a regular iPad home screen, so there must be a way to quit the web app since the home button is disabled. If it's not a gesture, how would they do it? Thanks, I just find this very interesting.
     
  4. MultiMediaWill macrumors 68000

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    Those iPads do not have batteries in them. When they turn off the power the iPads also turn off.
     
  5. Siggen macrumors 6502

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    In Norway, the Apple Demo products are retail hardware with demo software. So if you press the home button you get to homescreen but if you wait for the lock it shows the demo movie instead of locking the screen. Can be fix'ed flashing in DFU modus i think (I might try it my self lol)
     
  6. iStudentUK macrumors 65816

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    You mash your face against the screen. It can take a while to get it right, so preserve when you are in the store.
     
  7. hackthatphone macrumors 68000

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  8. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    So my question is...

    Why???

    What good purpose is there for knowing the answer to the question (if one even exists)? I'm genuinely curious.
     
  9. Osullivan1 macrumors 6502

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    Not sure if you're still interested, but for future reference, a long tap at the top left of the screen should do the trick.

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    For fun.


    ... this thread died ages ago - how did I even get here??! :p
     

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