Has anyone quietly beat up a demo model?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by mayassa, Apr 23, 2010.


Beat on an iPad

Poll closed Apr 26, 2010.
  1. Pushed really hard on screen

  2. Tried to bend the case

  3. Drop test

  4. Please, dont hurt a demo ipad

  1. mayassa macrumors regular

    Mar 29, 2008
    Has anyone quietly beat up a demo model at the Apple store to see how rugged it is? I have squeezed the tar out of one and tried to bend it and I must say it held up. I think it might be kid proof.
  2. gillybean macrumors 6502a

    Jul 21, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    Just be sure your kid doesn't get the ports wet or drop it from more than a few feet.
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    No. I've handled normally as though it were my own. It's called being mature.
  4. pvmacguy macrumors 65816


    Sep 2, 2009
    +1 Why do people insist on trashing stuff that isn't theirs? Not to mention it ruins a perfectly good display for someone who would actually want to try it out and buy one but can't because there is one display short.
  5. Julien macrumors G4


    Jun 30, 2007
    So the OP goes by the new moto: treat someone elses property as if it's NOT yours. :rolleyes:
  6. BobRichards macrumors regular

    Apr 11, 2010
    I would feel so bad if I trashed a demo model. It would be an incredibly bad thing to do
  7. Dapper macrumors member

    Apr 23, 2010
    When at the A store I noticed most users vigorously using the IPad yet not abusing.
  8. Dammit Cubs macrumors 68000

    Dammit Cubs

    Jul 31, 2007
    lol....you know if you break it...YOU HAVE TO PAY FOR IT.
  9. foreignconcepts macrumors member

    Dec 31, 2008
    Aww, be nice to the iPad! What'd it ever do to you? :p

    If they were to have trouble spots, I would imagine they would be similar to the iPhone - light leaks, screen cracks, etc. where they are a glass screen on the front and aluminum case on the back.
  10. Soulcrux macrumors 6502


    Nov 8, 2008
    This is less about it being an iPad and more about it being something that isn't yours, not to mention something that's there for others' benefit. If you don't like the iPad, fine. Just don't be a dick.
  11. Alectric macrumors regular

    Dec 2, 2009
    I like to contribute to almost ever poll, but this one I had to skip. This has to be the most ridiculous poll ever created, not to mention that the OP needs to grow up and stop acting like a 5 yr old. Stop messing with other people's sh*t!!!:mad: Like the little kid who feels the need to push in the dust cap on a small exposed speaker.
  12. danpass macrumors 68020


    Jun 27, 2009
    Miami, FL
    poll fail ..................... multiple choice not enabled
  13. OGDaniel macrumors 6502a


    Dec 24, 2009
    If you're gonna drop test a demo iPad in an Apple Store you better have some extra f**king cash to throw around. Who the hell is going to do that seriously?
  14. jtara macrumors 68000

    Mar 23, 2009
    I imagine the OP splits his time between the Apple Store and Fry's Electronics.

    (Fry's is notorious for customers helping themselves to replacement parts by breaking open boxes, and having every demo product in the place battered into uselessness. Oh, yea, and for people allowing their kids to run rampant and play bouncy-ball with the hard drives.)

    For extra credit, I imagine OP's wife must have been the woman I encountered at Whole Foods the other day with her baby hanging from a sling over her chest, leaning over the milk aisle, as the baby drooled all over the milk cartons... Well, at least she wasn't availing herself of the free samples or the salad bar!
  15. mingoglia macrumors 6502

    Dec 10, 2009
    I think it's okay to be rougher with a demo unit than your own. You want to make sure it's sturdy. I wouldn't drop it or do something that I know a reasonable person would think is purposely *trying* to break it... but pushing on the screen a bit and feeling how sturdy the case is okay. These are a small amount of demo units in the grand scheme of things and it's assumed that they're not going to be rubbed down with a baby diaper by each customer. I think all the judgment passers need to relax a bit.
  16. Alectric macrumors regular

    Dec 2, 2009
    pushing the screen a bit? How about squeezing the tar out of it.
  17. mayassa thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 29, 2008

    No Frys on the east coast. but I am in San Diego this week and have been to fry's twice.

    Drop test to counter Oops "butter fingers"

    Your killing me on this don't get upset I'm helping Apple in the long run with Shock and Vibe analysis and not even charging them for my time.....

    I think grade "B" is all the iPad can handle
  18. pvmacguy macrumors 65816


    Sep 2, 2009
    May the fleas of a thousand camels infest the crotch of the OP.
  19. nStyle macrumors 65816

    Dec 6, 2009
    haha, +1

    Retarded question, although I wouldn't feel bad if I did.

    I've beat up my OWN stuff before, but not anyone elses unless I was pissed at them.
  20. ngenerator macrumors 68000


    May 12, 2009
    USG Ishimura
    I'm sorry. Yes, I had to test the screen, but I didn't press it to the "OMG I'm going to break!!!!" threshold at all. Just more forceful than my iPhone
  21. ClaireL macrumors 6502a


    Apr 4, 2010
    New Jersey
    +1 lol and may that insane kid who shot an iPad on YouTube, "Quietly beat up" the OP's iPad.
  22. mayassa thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 29, 2008
    I have been to Egypt road a camel during dessert shield/storm :p I'd have to have big balls...... You ever been??

    This still beats I'm considering returning my pad thread.... and some other lame ones

    I asked you to tell the truth did you do it or not, I did not do it to intentionally break it, but to see how rugged it is and how much I need to baby it. I wish I the same thing before I bought my 17' MBP. If I pick the beast up with one hand on the corner it creeks and flexes.
  23. xraydoc macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005
  24. Scottsdale macrumors 601


    Sep 19, 2008
    I feel like display items are absolutely meant to be abused so that we can determine the product durability and whether it's something we're willing to buy or not. I have tried to bend just about every laptop lid, messed with every hinge on a laptop, tried to bend the iPad, push hard on laptop and iPad displays, tried to bang them to see if any damage is caused through a light bang or push against the product, and I feel all of this is perfectly acceptable as long as I am truly testing the product out. What I really hate are laptops in other stores with a bar across them to eliminate closing the lid, I don't try to close the lids there, but others obviously do. That would be wrong... but testing out Apple products for durability, especially since they're made from aluminum and glass, is perfectly acceptable and NORMAL of a potential buyer.

    I don't try to break these products, but I definitely want some assurance that bumping the corner of an iPad or Mac isn't going to cause a big dent. I want assurance that pushing on the glass display isn't going to cause it to shatter. I want to assure that pushing against a glass trackpad isn't going to break it. I want to ensure that normal movement and use of any Apple product will not result in unfair damage to the product causing its form to be completely inferior in acceptability and cause me to pay money to get certain things fixed later. Take for example, a slight drop of a Mac notebook, and you will find an $800 repair bill. I need to be sure that's not going to happen from 4" above the table the display is sitting on. All of these are valid tests due to Apple worrying more about the design and industrial look than the durability of its products.

    Anyone think this philosophy is completely wrong?
  25. wingnut8 macrumors 65816


    Jun 8, 2007
    When I test drive cars I always hit stuff with them.

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