Was the iPad verified and validated dishwasher safe?
At Kozio, we live in the world of hardware verification, so after I saw the following short video I had to ask myself, was the iPad verified and validated dishwasher safe?
The following is a short but funny video about an older gentleman who uses his new iPad as a cutting board and then proceeds to place it in a dishwasher for proper cleaning.
Comparing the looks of an iPad to a nice cutting board, one could anticipate that the iPad be mistaken for a cutting board. The top surface of an iPad is clean, rigid, smooth, and provides an acceptable cutting area that is easy to cut on, clear food items into a mixing bowl, and easy to clean up. But I would bet that Apple did not anticipate that the iPad would be used as a cutting board, otherwise, they would have provided betting back-lighting for late night cooking.
“Verification means examining all of the things you have anticipated the customer will want the product to do, and checking to see if the product does those things the way you have anticipated the customer will want.” – Doug Pfrang, ISO 9000 Standards Discussion.
Since my assumption is that Apple did not anticipate the iPad being used as a cutting board, I would say that they did not verify it was dishwasher safe – many of us do wash our cutting boards in the dishwasher.
On the validation side of the question, I would say that the iPad was not validated dishwasher safe. First, Apple would have to anticipate that the customer actually wants to cut vegetables on the iPad. There may be app to simulate cutting vegetables, but that is not real-world enough. And if they didn’t expect the customer to cut vegetables on the iPad, then they certainly would not have expected them to wash it in a dishwasher.
“Validation means checking to see if the product does what the customer (or user) actually wants the product to do under real-world conditions, or as-close-to-real-world conditions as you can possibly simulate.” – Doug Pfrang
All in all, it is clear that the iPad was not verified or validated dishwasher safe. If you would like help verifying your circuit board designs, then Kozio is here to help.
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