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Free iPad for beta testing: too good to be true?

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A friend of mine signed on for this on Facebook, but I think it screams of "too good to be true" and seems like some sort of phishing scheme. What do you think?

"link removed to save everyone else some time, since Facebook has removed the page"
 
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Just played with it and you need to do a survey. Once that is done ENTER your mobile number, then to retrieve the answer and continue on you need to REPLY a txt which subsequently you sign up for a subscription service ..

Reaps of scam. Mind you i didnt subscribe
 
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I didn't check it out, but I would think it's a scam too. Anything that is popular or in demand usually won't be free.

Secretive Apple also wouldn't allow a hardware beta test to the public either. That in itself is how you know it's a scam. Steve Jobs is the only iPad beta tester. ;)
 

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I have to agree with EndlessMac. I don't think I have ever heard of Apple doing this kind of public beta. Being a beta tester for Apple (at least on the software side) usually involves a pretty strict nondisclosure agreement. I doubt they would have anything less on the hardware side. Let's remember they've filed several complaints in the past against sites disclosing their hardware details.
 
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^^ yea agree with both, but for what can be said for the FB page that you go to, it looks semi official but not one mention of  themselves .....
There is nothing in this world for free.
 

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Didn't take long for that page to get yanked. That should answer the question.
 
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Good to see, i did all the hard yards for nothing then ..:(

Wont loose any sleep over it mind you ;P
 
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Um... there's nothing to beta test. In order for anyone to beta test anything, it would have to still be in development and production stages. The iPad is set to be released in a couple of months, right ? It's a finished product. The rest of why it has not been released is paper work and making sure that any glitches are ironed out. They have their own people for that and would NEVER let anyone in the public get their hands on a pre-release product. NEVER. Don't ever think otherwise unless Apple publicly states that they've changed how they do business and are no longer secretive.

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With those particular sites, chances are good that you wont get that "free ipad".. mostly promotional stuff and worthless advertisements
 

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I'm more blown away by the fact that a seasoned member here actually thought it might be real! haha.
 

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