Buyer beware should be the mantra for anyone who is about to part with his or her hard earned money, but there is also another lesson to be learned here – sometimes, we would not expect the craziest thing to happen, such as it did to Monica Hall. Hall dropped by her local AT&T store in order to purchase a hot selling and spanking new iPad Air on November 15th in Mesquite, Texas. After arriving home with her new purchase, she realized she could not load apps on it, or to lock it. After spending a fair number of hours with Apple Support via phone, the culprit of the situation was discovered – Hall had actually purchased a demo model of the iPad Air.
After spending more time with Apple Support to get it up and running properly, or so it seems, three days later Hall discovered that she had over 300 Apple employee contacts stashed away on her iPad. No biggie, right? Wrong! Whenever Hall synchronized her iTunes account to the iPad, accompanied by the rest of her cloud based content, the slew of information would end up on her iPhone, to. Wiping and restoring the phone is a no-no either, since iOS 7 happens to be incompatible with her company’s email system. The solution? To delete those names manually, one by one.
A lesson that all of us can pick up here would be, to always check out a new model by yourself before you leave the store. Turn it on, play with it, and one main telling feature would be, was it removed from a brand new, unopened box?
Tablets come in all shapes and sizes, but if you’re too fussy about what brand you are purchasing, you might be interested to learn the UK budget supermarket chain, Aldi, has launched their own Android tablet which is priced at around $131 after conversion. It seems that the low price point was a hit amongst customers as there have been reports that there were long lines of customers who couldn’t wait to get their hands on the device, with one outlet at Old Kent Road in South London reporting that hundreds of customers “battled” it out for their remaining 12 units.
Dubbed the Medion Lifetab tablet, Aldi’s offering will feature a 7” 1,024×600 display and 8GB of storage (expandable via microSD). It will also feature a quad-core processor clocked at 1.6GHz, although it was not mentioned who is the company responsible for said chipset. It will be accompanied by 1GB of RAM, a 0.3MP front-facing camera, a 2MP rear-facing camera, and will come bundled with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and include Kaspersky’s Tablet Security app. Doesn’t seem too bad, does it? Granted its design isn’t exactly sleek, but we suppose it will be more than adequate at getting the job done.