Do you let strangers or friends touch your iPad?

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


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)
  2. Yes I'd let a complete stranger check out my iPad (no insurance)

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

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

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

    iHeartsteve macrumors 65816


    Feb 12, 2012
    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


    Jun 30, 2007
    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

    Mar 7, 2012
    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


    Feb 12, 2012
    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

    May 3, 2010
    I take it you live alone?
  6. iHeartsteve thread starter macrumors 65816


    Feb 12, 2012
    Live w my fiancé, no kids though. We both have our own iPads ;)
  7. illippinno macrumors regular


    Jun 7, 2008
    Jacksonville, FL
    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


    Jan 7, 2012
    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


    Feb 12, 2012
    Good point, it's soo hard saying no. Lol maybe I should practice.


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


    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


    Feb 6, 2008
    No, get your own!
    In the same way, I would never ask anyone if I could play with theirs.
  11. nfl46 macrumors 604

    Oct 5, 2008
    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


    Jun 11, 2007
    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

    Apr 1, 2012
    Hamburg, Germany
    My wife and my son are allowed to touch it - carefully:D
  14. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020


    Jan 25, 2009
    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


    Feb 26, 2011
    New England, USA
    I gotta tell you, all this touching stuff is beginning to get just a!:eek::rolleyes:
  16. Burro99 macrumors member

    Mar 5, 2012
    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 regular

    Jun 23, 2010
    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


    Sep 24, 2011
    Overland Park, Kansas
    Pay Up!

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

  19. Menel macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011
  20. brentsg macrumors 68040

    Oct 15, 2008
    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?
  21. rocknblogger macrumors 68020


    Apr 2, 2011
    New Jersey
  22. John55455 macrumors member

    Mar 17, 2012
    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


    Mar 11, 2012
    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
  24. ewo1992 macrumors regular


    Mar 11, 2012
    Southern, CA

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