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Game Benchmarking Banned in Apple Stores?
7:43 AM | Conrad Quilty-Harper | Comment on this story

According to a Wired article, Apple is banning people it considers to be running benchmark programs on the demo machines within Apple Stores. Barefeat's webmaster, Robert Morgan, was banned from his local Apple Store after running game benchmarks on the iMac G5. According to the benchmarks he carried out, the iMac G5 was only moderately faster than the original iMac G4 and came nowhere near Apple's claim of three times faster.

Morgan received a statement from Natalie Kerris, Apple's director of products and technology PR:

"Our retail stores are for customers to try before they buy," she said. "They are not test labs."
However, Apple will be sending a test model of the iMac to Morgan as a form of compensation. Although this ban is directed at one person only, it may be safe to assume that other people running benchmarks on Apple machines may receive similar warnings.

The full article is available at the link below.

Wired News: Barred from the Apple Store
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