Is anyone planning to cheat on your final exam using your Apple Watch?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by techguy9, Apr 18, 2015.

  1. techguy9 macrumors 6502


    Aug 16, 2014
    Atlanta, GA
    Kind of a stupid question, but is anyone planning to cheat on your final exam using your Apple Watch? I won't, that's for sure! ;)
  2. MagicBoy macrumors 68040


    May 28, 2006
    Manchester, UK
  3. mobilehaathi macrumors G3


    Aug 19, 2008
    The Anthropocene
    I will fail you if I catch you, and your winking emoticon suggests you deserve extra scrutiny.
  4. techguy9 thread starter macrumors 6502


    Aug 16, 2014
    Atlanta, GA
    You can't fail me, since I won't cheat. And I'm in almost all AP classes, so that's an added plus.:D
  5. Scepticalscribe, Apr 18, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2015

    Scepticalscribe Contributor


    Jul 29, 2008
    The Far Horizon
    Gosh. What an appalling thread title, and what a singularly dreadful idea.

    I am beginning to think that the Watch threads might be even worse than the infamous iPhone threads.

    One of the Watch threads, which was supposed to be about whether buying Applecare for a Watch was a good idea, degenerated swiftly into a morally murky discussion on the desirability of buying a Watch, along with Applecare, contriving to wreck it before the Applecare expired (but just after the successor model had been launched), obtain a replacement fraudulently, sell that on some place such as eBay, and use the funding thus acquired to fund a brand new Generation II Watch.

    If only this degree of mental ingenuity - perhaps informed by something as boringly constraining and constricting as a conscience - could be applied in a more positive and productive context……

    By the way, I agree - entirely - with your post. Very well said.

    To the OP: Possession of a fashionable and glittery gadget does not confer upon you the right to circumvent moral standards.

    And, as a former academic myself, by God, if I caught you, you'd be up before the Board of Examiners, and not only would you fail, you would be made repeat the year, and every exercise, essay, paper, and exam would be scrutinised with the proverbial fine comb from then on…….


    Then why raise this in the first place? Is it supposed to be a rhetorical question?
  6. tentala macrumors newbie

    Mar 13, 2015
    I will raise this concern to other instructors in my university. Thank you! ;)
  7. Scepticalscribe Contributor


    Jul 29, 2008
    The Far Horizon
    My rhetorical question is: What is it about the Apple Watch that seems to have given rise to a lamentable lapse in basic ethical and ah, moral, standards?

    The device has been released for less than a few weeks, and, already there are deplorable threads querying whether anyone has 'plans' to 'cheat' on finals using your Apple watch, while other threads debate the advisability of using Applecare fraudulently to obtain a new watch……..
  8. dannyyankou macrumors 604


    Mar 2, 2012
  9. SixtyK macrumors 6502a


    Jun 25, 2013
    I'm 40, so I'm going to say no.
  10. papa8706 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 24, 2010
    I'd imagine they will be banned from most classrooms, if not already.

    I remember when I got my first iPhone there was a period of time many teachers didn't realize how powerful they were and let students use them as calculators and such. I never cheated, but I'm sure some did. I think those days are long over though
  11. Mavik macrumors member

    Apr 14, 2015

    Anyway, the teachers are not stupid. They'll see you looking at your wrist and touching the display. :rolleyes:
  12. Apfpilot macrumors regular

    Mar 22, 2012
    There have been some really dumb threads in this forum over the past week or so but this one takes the cake.
  13. frumpy16 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 8, 2008
  14. applegeek97 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 23, 2008
  15. MrLoL macrumors 6502


    Jan 20, 2014
    I imagine teachers telling all students owning an Apple Watch to put it in Power Reserve, hehe :rolleyes:
  16. Brian Y macrumors 68040

    Oct 21, 2012
    We've banned our students from wearing smart watches in exams, and invigilators have been told to do routine checks as they do with stationary and calculator models.
  17. andrewpturko macrumors regular


    Apr 23, 2012
    Sure this thread is stupid, but it brings up a good topic for discussion.

    How will the millions of students that buy the watch be prevented from wearing one while taking an exam or the like? Even for K-12 students, phones typically aren't allowed to be used in the classroom - what about the watch? I've already heard stories of schools banning not just smartwatches, but all watches. I think the Apple Watch will only make this more common and widespread.
  18. Apfpilot macrumors regular

    Mar 22, 2012

    follow that link for how it works at the LSAT. I'm sure the same thing can be implemented elsewhere.
  19. AleXXXa macrumors 6502


    Feb 22, 2015
    I've done it even before smartwatches with an ipod nano and a watch band.
    4 years of college, didn't have to study at all, just spend 1-2 hours before exams to prepare photos with proper size for the nano so i won't have to zoom :D

    It will be harder now that everybody knows about smartwatches, but i finished college so i don't care.
  20. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

    The Doctor11

    Dec 15, 2013
    New York
    Never cheated on a test/quiz in my life. Why would I start now?

    Now cheat on homework on the other hand. That will be all the better. Now I have Siri right on my wrist to send text to friends asking for homework. Hell I can probably copy down the homework durring a class with the picture on my wrist :D.

    No but seriously I wouldn't even remotely try to where an Apple Watch to a final. I would only be scared of being accused the whole time.
  21. HopefulHumanist macrumors 6502a

    Jan 28, 2015
    Can't admit I wasn't tempted but it's way too risky. I mean, just getting caught wearing it will probably earn you a zero on the exam, even if it's not active.
  22. justinhu8 macrumors regular

    Apr 18, 2013
    This already happened at our school. Someone had a Samsung Gear Watch which had a camera. He took photos and sent them to someone outside, outside person would reply with answers. He only got busted after he forgot to silence his phone.

    Another reason why cameras on smartwatches are bad.
  23. Lucifer666 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 20, 2014
    All the potential criminal activities that can be facilitated.

    Kind of gets you thinking :)
  24. BillyTrimble macrumors 6502a

    Sep 20, 2013
    Oh my. I can't believe you are actually thinking about this and actually posted it. How dreadful.

    I guess all kinds of people own smartphones and will own the Watch. There's no accounting for taste and mentality.
  25. ohio.emt macrumors 6502a

    Jul 18, 2008
    If I can get a med database on the watch then I'm gonna use it as a cheat sheet at work.

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