According to Apple’s latest commercial, the “iPad goes anywhere” — anywhere, except for Yankee Stadium, apparently…
According to Yahoo! Sports, which confirmed the ban with the stadium, the Apple iPad falls under the “no laptops” security policy at the ballpark, so patrons won’t be able to enter with one in their possession.
The ban was brought to light when a fan tried to bring her iPad with her to a game, only to be turned away at the entrance gate. She was able to sneak it in by hiding the iPad in her jacket, but the ban still stands.
This is particularly confusing when you consider that the MLB has an official app available in the App Store that allows patrons to track the game’s progress with a special scoreboard, along with player stats tracking, and monitoring other live games being played at the same time.
Even the TSA doesn’t require fliers to remove their iPads when they go through security checkpoints at the airport, since the iPad is viewed as a larger version of a smartphone, which thousands of people carry around every day. The ban also serves as a great inconvenience to people who bring their iPad along with them on the bus or train when they go to and from the stadium.
Oh, and Wi-Fi is available throughout the entire complex. Just don’t try to bring anything other than a cell phone to use it with.