She found photos and contacts already loaded on it and didn't think this constituted a brand new tablet.
"What is so hard about plugging it into your computer and doing a factory restore from within iTunes? Rocket Science," offered one CNET commenter to her story.
So please now listen to a different tale. It's that of Monica Hall. At the end, please consider what sort of science -- psychology, perhaps -- might be involved to solve this.
She told me: I purchased an iPad Air from the AT&T store in Mesquite, Tx. on 11/15. When I got home and was ready to use my new iPad, I couldn't get my apps to load, nor could I get any apps to load -- new ones or from the cloud. I couldn't lock the iPad. I called Apple Support and after trying several things and about 2 hours on the phone with them they finally realized the issue.
Yes, this was a demo model.
"Apple walked me through resetting and restoring the device. Everything seemed to be in order after a 2 -3 hour phone call," said Hall.
Until: 11/18 I was trying to text my daughter and when I started to type in 'Je' on my phone, it was bringing up... [Read more]