Manchester United bans the Apple iPad, Apple iPad mini, and other tablets from home games
posted by Alan F. / Aug 12, 2014, 9:29 AM
Specifically mentioned by the club, the Apple iPad and Apple iPad mini are no longer allowed in the stadium, although the ban does apply to all tablets larger than 150mm x 100mm. While not mentioned in the release, we would imagine that exceptions will be made for media attending each match. In 2010, baseball's most iconic team, the New York Yankees, banned the iPad from Yankee Stadium. At the time, the team cited security concerns, and the ban was lifted after two years.
Electronics aren't being totally banned from Old Trafford. Manchester United faithful can still bring their smartphones to the "Theatre of Dreams," as long as the size of the handset remains under the specified dimensions.
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source: ManchesterUnited via TheVerge
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Rotflmfao iBanned that POS
posted on Aug 12, 2014, 9:34 AM 4
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They banned all tablets and laptops broski.
posted on Aug 12, 2014, 9:36 AM 10
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Also not just for others around but security in possible theft of said devices. I can only imagine with 75k people at a game, that there is always someone complaining about the devices being broken or stolen causing stuff.
posted on Aug 12, 2014, 11:15 AM 2
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I would've ban that garbage too.
posted on Aug 12, 2014, 9:39 AM 1
The reason they specified iPads and iPhones is because they don't know what other tablets and phones are called. I can completely understand the ban as those that use them to take photos block the view. But for the same reason why iPhones specifically when it has the smallest footprint of a modern phone. It would seem that the Samsungs Notes and the like would be on the list before iPhones. So with that conclusion in mind - the only reason why they mentioned iPhones and iPads because they do not know or do not want to list a plethora of mess that Android is today.
posted on Aug 12, 2014, 3:33 PM 0
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Wow, how about you try and read the article before trying to hate on a specific group of people. They don't mention iPhones. So what was the reason they specified iPhones again? And why do you think Manchester United cares about the state of a phone OS? From your comments we can infer that Android users are the smarter ones.
posted on Aug 12, 2014, 4:27 PM 0
oops... you're right, I read iPads and iPhones (not iPad Mini's). Makes my post about iPhones and footprint pointless. You didnt have to get ugly... That's why I thought it was kinda absurd why iPhones when they are smaller then other phones.. But I still stand on the product recognition as the primary reason why other tablets where not "specifically" mentioned...
posted on Aug 13, 2014, 2:25 AM 0
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