Heard something funny as I was returning iPad

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  1. xolan99 macrumors regular

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    I returned my 32gb 3G iPad last night after discovering a stuck pixel at the flagship NYC store on 5th ave.

    I approached a Blue shirt guy explaining that I had just bought one a few hours earlier and that I'd like to return it for a dead pixel.

    He looks at me and goes, "Are you sure you're not talking about the streaks on the wallpaper?"

    I go, "Yes, I'm definitely sure."

    He then took me to find someone that could help me. As we were waiting I go, "Have people been coming back thinking their iPad was scratched?"

    He then rolled his eyes and sighed going, "You have no idea how many people have freaked out over it. One lady insisted her iPad was scratched and threw a fit until someone here switched her wallpaper out. There's at least one person an hour coming back thinking something's wrong."

    Thought that was funny. Maybe Apple should've went with a different default wallpaper choice?
     
  2. gwynne macrumors 68000

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    Even I did that double-take the first day I had mine. Amazing that people are bringing it to the store, though.
     
  3. wombat888 macrumors 6502a

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    I'd read about it on this board before I first started my iPad, and I still did a double-take. Definitely a poor choice on Apple's part. It's the type of thing that makes perfect sense to people who've been working on the product every day for months, but looks different to someone seeing it for the first time.
     
  4. nStyle macrumors 65816

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    I think common sense says that those are not scratches. All you would have to do is hold it an at angle in the light or simply feel.
     
  5. ReallyBigFeet macrumors 68030

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    Not really surprising...again, remember the target demographic for the iPad. Most of the members on this forum are "super-users" by Apple's demographic labels.
     
  6. leesweet macrumors demi-god

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    This was all over the place after the WiFi launch... you would think people could change it to another page, an all white page, whatever, before taking it back.

    I can see it being a double-take inducer, but going all the way back to the store without more investigation? We are talking about a surface scratch, right? I mean, couldn't you actually see or feel the scratch on the surface? Or do people think it's under the glass?

    Just curious... or are they just freaking out? :D
     
  7. Zepaw macrumors 65816

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    I was thrown off by the stars a few times. Always mentally slapped my self for doing it, but it kept happening. Never liked that starter wallpaper much anyway.
     
  8. master-ceo macrumors 65816

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    It got me too, when I first saw it on display. Apple nailed that. :D
     
  9. pr5owner macrumors 65816

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    typical apple customer (im not trying to put anyone down but this is what i have observed, just people that are not familiar with current technology thats all)

    if anything it would be a plus because the screen looks clear and crisp
     
  10. wombat888 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, returning it because of the stars seems silly. Remember we're talking about a scale of one per hour at the flagship NYC store. So it's not a big percentage. I'd imagine on the order of 0.1%.
     
  11. sammich macrumors 601

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    OMG, a stuck pixel! Right here ---------> .

    (Sorry, I just remembered someone's sig that had that same red dot.)
     
  12. gigaguy macrumors 65816

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    Altho it's a very nice photo, it's very dark too and doesn't show off the magical color screen very well either.
     
  13. iSingandiDance macrumors 6502a

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    When I first played with it, I thought "Hmm, didn't someone do a stress test on this thing and wasn't it virtually impssible to scratch?". Not until I had my own iPad did I realize it was in fact the wallpaper.
     
  14. alex2751 macrumors newbie

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    Reminds me of the first Trinitron tubes in new monitors.
     
  15. medicscott macrumors 6502a

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    oh look when i turn my ipad to the side...the scratches move!!
     
  16. stealthman1 macrumors regular

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    I'm just shocked that people are unfamiliar with time lapse photography and star trails! Over and over I've read the star trails incorrectly described as shooting stars:rolleyes:....of course that's when someone had displayed the brilliance to just be able to correctly deduce that star trails are not scratches!
    Absolutely incredible and terribly sad.
     
  17. lokerd macrumors 6502a

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    LOL! I didn't realize this was messing people up. I love the star trails! I shoot them all the time...in fact, had to look closely to make sure it wasn't my photo:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  18. Zepaw macrumors 65816

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    This.
     
  19. FearlessSpiff macrumors member

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    Hehe, i thought at first that my box of the ipad was scratched... only after checking with my finger i saw that it was the wallpaper...
     
  20. traylorc macrumors member

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    Exactly.

    We can all sit here with our noses in the air thinking "why would anyone think those are scratches". But to those customers who may not be computer savy perceived "scratches" on their $500+ luxury purchase is going to cause them to freak out. Heck, there are very computer savy folks on this forum who have admitted at first glance they believed their screen was scratched.
     
  21. RawBert macrumors 68000

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    I hate the default iPad wallpaper. It looks like a floating turd.
    As Deondre Cole says, What up with that?

    [​IMG]
     
  22. stealthman1 macrumors regular

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    A floating turd? Me thinks yer a bit fecal obsessed......
     
  23. MatthewStorm macrumors 6502a

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    I'm getting Dejavu. Same thread was started April 3rd.
     
  24. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    Within 20 seconds of opening my iPad I had changed both wallpapers. I have a nice carbon fiber home screen and a landscape lock screen.
     

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