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03-31-2010, 04:08 AM #1
iPad Hype Prompts Strict Privacy, Security Measures
If you've read anything this week about the impending iPad arrival, you might think that the security and privacy measures Apple is taking ahead of Saturday's tablet launch are somewhat... dramatic. With reports of everything from Apple employee gag orders to (unconfirmed reports of) beefed-up security measures at Apple's retail outlets, it almost appears that Cupertino is bracing for riot-like conditions on Saturday.
While the media is beautifully playing into Apple's insatiable appetite for high-drama, the iPad launch closely mirrors similar Apple product rollouts in past years. Several news outlets, in fact, are making a big deal out of the fact that they can't find an Apple Store employee who has already had an opportunity to test out the iPad. As usual, Apple employees are universally kept in the dark - including team members who may have to promptly troubleshoot a device they have never before touched. But this is standard operating procedure for this company, an organization that loves secrecy every bit as much as it loves technology.
While Apple hasn't publicly commented on the bulking up of security measures at retail outlets across the US, there have been concerns that some individuals might try to illegally obtain the iPad hours before it officially goes on sale. Of course, given the way these rumored security measures have been covered, you would think that Apple is anticipating angry mobs to break through the doors and windows of their stores Friday night because they simply can't wait until Saturday morning to touch the Holy Grail.
Then again, if you're among the aforementioned "mob," don't bother going to great lengths Friday to intercept any large shipments inbound to an Apple store. Once again, Apple is believed to be sending out "dummy freight" as decoys - a move the company similarly made ahead of the iPhone's initial sales debut three years ago.
Yes, it will be a glorious occasion when Saturday finally arrives. But it may be even more glorious when Saturday is finally over.
03-31-2010, 04:23 AM #2
Saturday could possibly be a rough day for ups and other carriers.
03-31-2010, 05:09 AM #3
I dont understand the hype for the iPad among the hardcore Apple community...its nothing special or even new....its a big iPod Touch. I would most definitely not want to read books or magazines etc on a 10" back-lit display.
I cant believe so many of you are excited for it.
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03-31-2010, 06:50 AM #4
Mar 12, 2010 at 09:40 PM PDT - Order number W88312 View order details
Ships: Apr 15
Delivers: Apr 20 2
Ships: By April 3RD
Shipped on: Mar 31, 2010 via UPS
Tracking #: FY9066886052 (Pre-sign for this shipment)
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IPAD WI-FI 16GB-USA 2
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03-31-2010, 07:34 AM #5
The geniuses at the Apple store have been instructed to Replace any iPad that a customer brings in complaining of ANY issue, for the time being. Other than that they have been given no further information on it.
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03-31-2010, 08:12 AM #6
How come there was no security for any of the iPhones? Does this mean it's better and more ppl want it
03-31-2010, 08:26 AM #7
^ there was more security for the iPhone. There goes your plans for that little caper, SB.
03-31-2010, 08:28 AM #8
Nothing special except for all the applefan ppl who love spending money on anything steve jobs puts on there.... and the funniest part is that they will have to shell out MORE money to get updates... How funny is that?? check out the article on the home page from yesterday... I cried when i saw that.. All that money and now they have to dish out more money and its not even full updates..HAHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!!
03-31-2010, 09:02 AM #9
Just got my in-store confirmation! Can't wait to get it!!
When you come in to pick up your iPad, you'll be directed to a line for those with reservations. We'll have Specialists ready to help you set up your iPad, free workshops, and more. We look forward to seeing you at the store.
The Apple Retail Store team
Pickup Date and Time
April 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Please note that your reservation will be held only until 3 p.m. on April 3. After 3 p.m., iPad will be available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.
03-31-2010, 09:40 AM #10
03-31-2010, 10:15 AM #11
Ok, really, Apple would it really be that bad if people got a hold of one these a few hours or even days before they are officially launched? Seriously, it wouldn't hurt your bottom line at all and could help promote the device.
I also think that there are very few people that would want this type of device (there are some that this would be handy for though). I think that if Apple had made it essentially a macbook with a touchscreen and onscreen keyboard it would have been much better.
03-31-2010, 10:17 AM #12
12 posts deleted! Stop bickering and stay on topic please.
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03-31-2010, 10:27 AM #13
EDIT: How many people that browse ModMyi and keep up on Apple product news and developments actually pay for updates anyways? Wink.
..not that I approve of all the secrecy or general practices of Apple, of course.
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03-31-2010, 10:44 AM #17
@ Iphone3g[s]. Lolz dude. Thanks
@vathgol, it's bad to be self-loathing
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03-31-2010, 10:55 AM #19
why do you have an iphone? I thought that you hated apple.
03-31-2010, 11:03 AM #20