Walking into a Apple store with iOS 7.

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by Am3r1ca16, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. Am3r1ca16 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 17, 2012
    New York City
    Have any of you walked into the Apple store with your iPhone with the iOS 7 betas. I know employees can get fired for publicly displaying iOS 7 to customers. But what if you did? Would you get kicked out?

    I'm just wondering lol.
  2. narutoninjakid macrumors 6502

    Dec 6, 2012
    New Jersey
    No to do so I belive you must be a developer for them to service your device
  3. Dennis187 macrumors regular


    Jun 26, 2010
    below you
    What if you walked into the Apple store with Google Glass on
  4. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    I don't think he's talking about service, just showing it to other customers.
  5. zigzagg321 macrumors 6502

    Oct 7, 2011
    the wire
    Apple will not service an iOS 7 equipped device, only developers should have it and as a developer one should be able to do any repairs short of physical on their test mule phone.

    As for showing iOS 7 around...doubt you'd get kicked out.
  6. Tmelon macrumors 65816

    Feb 26, 2011
    I'm sure they would't kick you out, but they won't service your device. And if you're showing it around they might kindly remind you of an NDA you may or may not have agreed to.
  7. zamudiovsky macrumors regular

    Sep 17, 2012
    They service your phone even if you have iOS7, i got my phone replaced with iOS7 and they knew I had it
  8. Tmelon macrumors 65816

    Feb 26, 2011
    Technically they aren't supposed to. Whether or not they do is on the employee.
  9. famous600 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 8, 2010
    I've seen a better post holding my fence up. You would actually be publicly executed on site.
  10. bjb.butler, Aug 25, 2013
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2013

    bjb.butler macrumors 6502a


    Aug 18, 2008
    Southern California
    Not true, at all.

    I had my 5 replaced a few weeks ago with iOS 7 beta on it... Home button was failing. They didn't even check to see if I'm a registered "developer". Genius was just like "oh cool you're running iOS 7"

    In addition, I've seen at least three other threads on here where a person with iOS7 has gotten their phone replaced.
  11. charlituna macrumors G3


    Jun 11, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA

    No you wouldn't get kicked out. However if you are going in for service and it's not something that is 100% hardware like a busted screen you are most likely SOL. Policy is they tell you to contact developer support, restore it etc. they do not support pre release software in stores.


    You got lucky. One that they didn't send you home to restore it first and second that they swapped the whole phone. They are supposed to fix just the home button.

    Oh and they have no way to check that you are a legit developer. Which is why they assume you are and tell you to contact developer support. If you ask what that is you just confirmed it for them.
  12. Nanasaki macrumors 6502


    Oct 26, 2010
    I actually showed iOS 7 beta 1 on the released day to one of Apple store manager. I talked with that manager few times before, so I kind know him personally. I also showed iOS 7 to 2 other employees. They were all amazed by iOS 7 and we had chat around half an hour.

    So, no you won't get kicked out. If you do, you could sue them for money. LOL
  13. WhackyNinja macrumors 68000


    Jul 6, 2012
    Kissimmee, FL
    One of the Geniuses had iOS 7 on their phone and he showed it to me like it was nothing.
  14. justblais macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2013
    there's two apple stores in my city and one has a pretty huge reputation for being super dick-ish to all their customers

    so healthily for the last two years it's been tradition for me to install the beta and wander in to the store with it running day 1

    and have the particularly douchey people stand mouth agape when i ask for advice re: something

    (I am a dick)
  15. whtrbt7 macrumors 65816

    Jun 8, 2011
    It's fine to show the latest developer build iOS in any Apple Store. You just shouldn't be obtuse about it or mention anything that would be considered a trade "secret". They won't usher you out of the store and some of the employees might even chat with you about it. Basically, if it wasn't covered in the keynote, you probably shouldn't talk about it. You also shouldn't misrepresent the OS because it's not finalized. You have in your hand a draft copy of the OS. Things are always subject to change by the time it reached GM. It's kind of like insider trading. You have to know what information is public and what is not public. If you had a pre-developer release copy of iOS on the other hand, there was probably a very strict NDA with that and Apple would enforce.
  16. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    If you are properly registered with Apple and are entitled to be running BETA software, then they will happily service / replace your phone irrespective of what version of IOS it's running. I suspect that roaming around the store showing off the new OS to other customers might get you a warning though..:)
  17. bandofbrothers macrumors 601


    Oct 14, 2007
    Slightly off topic....

    I remember when I walked into my Network Shop {02} in the Uk, with my iPhone 5 with the iOS 7 Theme {i'm not a Dev}, and the employee looking gob smacked , and asked to have a play around with it !

  18. mirageboss macrumors member


    Jun 11, 2013
    No you wouldn't get kicked out, It just depends on what exactly you were doing as to if you would get kicked out.

    Same, except my issue was with the Sleep/Wake button. The Genius however did indicate they aren't supposed to do anything with iOS7 and advised next time to bring the device with iOS6 until iOS7 is made public.
  19. BvizioN macrumors 601


    Mar 16, 2012
    Manchester, UK
    Why would you? For showing an Apple product in an Apple store? I don't think so. iOS 7 announcement was prodcasted to public on WWDC 2013 so it's not like you are revealing their secret or something.
  20. glitch82 macrumors member


    Oct 28, 2010
    Bradenton, FL
    Just relax, why don't you? Nothing going on here but some nice Apple fans sharing the iOS 7 experience with Apple employees and vice versa. We all like Apple things and short of this being escalated to a regional director or something I'm sure no one is going to get in any trouble.
  21. Virginaustralia macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2013
    Its great that theyre being like that. It would be unfair for us iOS7 owners to have less control over service on the device just because its under software testing
  22. dhlizard, Aug 26, 2013
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 26, 2013

    dhlizard macrumors G4


    Mar 16, 2009
    The Jailbreak Community
    This thread reminds me of someone gloating over having "gotten" away with something :rolleyes:

    It also amazes me the inaccurate stories that circulate about what Apple employees will do or not do if they encounter a jailbroken device (in this case running developer software). Where do folks come up with these ?
  23. Todd B. macrumors 6502

    May 1, 2013
    You're probably get laughed at and then pitied by everyone for spending $1500 on beta software?
  24. iphonehype macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2012
    Walked into the Apple Store Westfield today for an appointment for my MacBook Pro Retina.

    As I was using my iPhone the Genius who was serving me said "ahh iOS 7 how do you like it"

    So no. No one is getting fired.

    Apple's marketing. Thats all it is.
  25. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011

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