I think the appropriate analogy would be Mercedes not putting seatbelts or antitheft systems in their cars because Mercedes owners are better drivers than everyone else, and they only drive in "good" neighborhoods.
It has nothing to do with a person's age. It applies to all people who simply don't read computer news sites at all, let alone Apple rumor sites. We should certainly be beyond the days of having to search various websites to find an OS update.
If the purpose of this tour was to address concerns about iPhone 6/6+ bending in people's pockets, it would be helpful to know whether those tests were designed to model the pockets of a 40 pound kid or a 250 pound man. Not everybody carries around a torque wrench, so simply handing out raw numbers without a basis of comparison is not helpful for most people -- certainly not for the people who are up in arms over 'Bend-gate'.
During that Antennagate press conference, Steve said that Apple would "continue to work on antennas that don't have this problem". http://www.engadget.com/2010/07/16/live-from-apples-iphone-4-press-conference/ 11:06 AM
Yes, Apple tests their phones. But how about comparing those numbers to the amount of force produced by people? It would have been more convincing if Apple invited the largest journalist in the group to try those same tests himself, then show that those machines actually produce more force.