Do you let strangers or friends touch your iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by iHeartsteve, Apr 11, 2012.

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Would you let a stranger or friend use your iPad?

  1. Yes I'd let a complete stranger check out my iPad (have insurance)

    17 vote(s)
    4.4%
  2. Yes I'd let a complete stranger check out my iPad (no insurance)

    58 vote(s)
    15.1%
  3. Only family or best friend can use my iPad.

    227 vote(s)
    59.0%
  4. No I wouldn't let anyone touch my precious iPad.

    83 vote(s)
    21.6%
  1. iHeartsteve, Apr 11, 2012
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2012

    iHeartsteve macrumors 65816

    iHeartsteve

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    After comtemplating on whether buying apple care, I realized I'd only be buying it in case a friend or stranger drops my iPad. In the past I have never dropped or lost any of my electronics so in my mind if I do have to pay $299 replacement then I've still saved at least 2k of warranties over the years.

    Then I thought, why Should I pay insurance for someone else's mistake? (I've had some crappy friends in the past who drop my things and don't pay for it)

    I go to coffee shops a lot and I must be an approachable person bc every time I'm out, someone asks to see my iPad. I guess I should just say no?? I just feel the peer pressure of everyone watching me. One time I did say no and some stranger looked at me as if I was an assh*le. Lol

    Do you let friends or strangers look at your iPad?
     
  2. Julien macrumors G4

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    So because you have never dropped or lost guarantees you are incapable of or it won't happen to you?:confused::eek:
     
  3. pure3d2 macrumors 6502

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    If they are standing up? No. If they are sitting down on carpet, I'll let them touch it. You need to add this as a choice in your poll.

    Which would you rather be toward someone you don't know: a nice guy with a broken iPad or an ****** with a non-broken iPad?
     
  4. iHeartsteve thread starter macrumors 65816

    iHeartsteve

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    No I'm not incapable of it by any means. I'm saying that if I drop this current iPad and have to shell out $299, this is first time and I've saved more money in the past by never buying a warranty bc by their grace of god nothing has happened, yet.

    I'm sure I'll jinx myself now though :rolleyes:
     
  5. poloponies Suspended

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    I take it you live alone?
     
  6. iHeartsteve thread starter macrumors 65816

    iHeartsteve

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    Live w my fiancé, no kids though. We both have our own iPads ;)
     
  7. illippinno macrumors regular

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    Yes. It's one of the tools I use when I'm out to client meetings showing them samples of my photography.

    I have my iPad in a case, and often, the clients are very careful with the iPad, some even not wanting to handle it themselves afraid they might damage it.

    Never had a problem with it, except a crumb off of a pastry from Starbucks fell on it while a client was looking through my iPad... that bitch. (joking)
     
  8. Coltaine macrumors regular

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    I am absolutely honest, no one touches my iPad, but me.
    Not even my fiancée is getting closer to it than arm's length. I even bought her an iPad of her own, so I won't have to deal with her messing around with my iPad. :eek: Pretty sick, eh?
    But this extends to all electronic devices I own, iMac, MBA, iPod. Of course, I couldn't buy her one of each, but I got her an 11" MBA. ;)

    I can't imagine a complete stranger messing around with my stuff.

    In other aspects of my life, I am not like that. I wouldn't mind anyone driving my car.

    But stay away from my electronics.
     
  9. iHeartsteve thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Good point, it's soo hard saying no. Lol maybe I should practice.

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    I'm always glad when there's the person who doesn't want to touch my iPad. Lol

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    This is pretty much how I feel over my electronics lol. Stationary things like desktops I'm not worried about either.
     
  10. Arid macrumors member

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    No, get your own!
    In the same way, I would never ask anyone if I could play with theirs.
     
  11. nfl46 macrumors 604

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    I mean, I don't think I would let a "random" person walking down the street touch my iPad. I do have personal information on it, such as pictures and e-mails. But family and friends, sure! Same applies for my phone.
     
  12. applesith macrumors 68030

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    why would you ever elt a stranger handle your ipad even with insurance? that's a stupid an unnecessary thing to do.
     
  13. Beltane63 macrumors newbie

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    My wife and my son are allowed to touch it - carefully:D
     
  14. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020

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    Exactly. I'd never even try to ask something like that.

    The "have insurance" in the poll makes no sense at all.
     
  15. Shrink macrumors G3

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    I gotta tell you, all this touching stuff is beginning to get just a tad...um...strange!:eek::rolleyes:
     
  16. Burro99 macrumors member

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    Same here. I wouldn't have gotten one if I were afraid of it. If I trust someone enough to be in my house, I trust them with the objects in my house. If a person feels like a thing breaking is the end of the world, they probably shouldn't have the thing.
     
  17. Philthy84 macrumors member

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    Family, friends, and co-workers sure I'll let them use it and play with it. But for a complete stranger to ask me like at a Starbucks, I'd have to say no as politely as possible. That or I turn around and ask if I could hold $730 of their money.
     
  18. TrentS macrumors 6502

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    Pay Up!

    I'll let you "look" at mine, for a dollar.

    :D:D:D:D
     
  19. Menel macrumors 603

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    This.
     
  20. brentsg macrumors 68040

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    I'm not sure why I'd be handing any stuff over to a complete stranger.

    I can understand letting someone use a cell phone when their car is broken down or something, but what are they going to do with the iPad that's important.. book emergency movie tickets?
     
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  22. John55455 macrumors member

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    No one touches my iPad or any of my electronics for that matter.
    It makes me cringe when other people touch my Apple products.
     
  23. ninaco macrumors 6502

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    The only other person who's touched mine is my sister - on Easter Sunday. I wouldn't let her use it again. She held it carelessly & I was scared she'd drop it even though it was in a case.

    For me, the iPad was a big splurge. I don't see myself letting anyone else touch it. Ever. :D
     
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