Gizmodo Writer Pwned By Anti-Apple Trolls: Apple Store Genius Bar Top Horror “Stories”
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This story suppose to spook those who don’t like insects / cockroaches.
“I saw cockroaches crawl across the countertop… The guy next to me was oblivious and I saw a cockroach crawl up his jacket and before I could say anything, it was in his hair.” The myth is that it happened in a New York City Apple Store.
“They explained that the cockroaches came from the gentleman before me. In fact, when checking the battery, there were dead cockroaches in his computer case and smashed in his battery pack.”
Sure, dead cockroaches turned alive in Apple Store. It’s a miracle!
In addition, how do someone not notice a cockroach in the hair? Plus, Apple Stores have very minimalist design. That means bugs have nowhere to hide. Furthermore, Apple Stores are typically full of people. If such an event happened, someone would notice and take care of the problem with a vacuum cleaner.
Even IF it were true, it would be the customer’s fault that can happen at any store. (Although unlikely to happen in Apple Stores because Apple customers are mainly the higher income portion of society. AKA, there are unlikely to be bums living with filth who has Macs under Apple Care warranty.)
The person who wrote this story obviously has never used a Mac before. Why?
All parts, including removable battery bays of Macs, are built to very tight tolerances. There is less than 1mm of give between the battery and the bay, which equates almost no gap for any cockroach to actually get in.
Cockroaches are very large insects, especially the North American type. Unless cockroaches of Mac users can defy the laws of physics, they cannot get into the battery bay. Therefore there wouldn’t be any cockroaches “smashed in his battery pack” and somehow come alive again in the Apple Store Genius Bar, without anyone except the storyteller noticing.
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