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Old Jan 1, 2013, 12:40 PM   #51
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It is $219 to get it replaced by Apple.
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Old Jan 1, 2013, 12:43 PM   #52
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You gave your 1 year old an ipod touch? If she's 6 in 2012 then she would have been 1 when the ipod touch came out in 2007.
don't remember exactly, but yeah, probably. those were the ones without the speakers right? both my son and daughter had one.
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Old Jan 1, 2013, 01:00 PM   #53
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We live in a much different world now than when we were growing up. I think that it's really all about training your child to know when and when not to use it. You set the guidelines just like everything else in their life. I want them to get used to these technologies at a very young age. My son spends most of his time on his iPad using the Solar Walk app and he's learning quite a bit out of it. Add to it all the other learning apps out there and I think it serves as a great learning tool for them.

Some basic guidelines I have for my kids and their iPads...
1. Not while drinking or eating.
2. Wash hands before touching them.
3. Only mom or dad can plug or unplug the chargers.
4. Only use them when sitting down.
5. Turn it off and secure it while walking around the house.
6. No taking it out of the house unless we specifically say they can take it.

Treat it like the device is yours and you're only giving them the priveledge to use them and you should be alright. I can't stress enough the importance of having a child proof case. While my kids has never dropped their iPads, I know that accidents can happen even to adults. Heck, my wife has had her share of cracked iPhones.
For me the issue is more about the iPad taking the place of the parent. Not that I am accusing you of doing this. But when our kids are zoned out in front of the TV or the iPad the need to engage them is removed. I hate those TV's in the back of cars too. Just talk to your kids for 10 minutes as you drive to wherever instead of putting Spongebob Squarepants in there face.
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Old Jan 1, 2013, 01:18 PM   #54
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For me the issue is more about the iPad taking the place of the parent. Not that I am accusing you of doing this. But when our kids are zoned out in front of the TV or the iPad the need to engage them is removed. I hate those TV's in the back of cars too. Just talk to your kids for 10 minutes as you drive to wherever instead of putting Spongebob Squarepants in there face.
I completely agree with you 100% on that. The iPad can easily be overused and it does require a balance but that's probably an entirely different topic altogether.
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Old Jan 1, 2013, 02:19 PM   #55
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Tablet for kids under the supervision of an adult:

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Anyway go to an Apple Store and listen what they tell you, it will not be cheap in this case. Otherwise buy the screen with glass online, find a youtube video that explane how to do it and replace by yourself spending way less.
I don't even think I'd let a kid use an iPad under adult supervision.
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Old Jan 1, 2013, 02:45 PM   #56
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I second a previous poster's rec that the OP check whether the credit card he/she used to purchase the iPad Mini offers Purchase Protection for accidental damage in the first 60 or 90 days. I was able to utilize this form of "insurance" when I dropped my iPhone 5 just 2 weeks after buying it. AmEx Insurance paid for my new replacement. And, Apple offered me AppleCare for the replacement at only $50 instead of the normal $100, so I'm covered on the new one as well.
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Old Jan 1, 2013, 03:06 PM   #57
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Have you considered a Squaretrade warranty? They offer accidental damage as well.
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Old Jan 1, 2013, 03:09 PM   #58
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He's six, he's your stepson, it's a $329 + tax device. What made you think he was responsible enough? Lol.
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Old Jan 1, 2013, 03:17 PM   #59
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Check this case out. Got really good reviews.

http://www.amazon.com/Kays-Case-KidB...mini+kids+case
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Old Jan 1, 2013, 04:50 PM   #60
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From the Apple Store online:



That's why you can't order it online, Apple wants to prevent this very thing from happening. It's certainly abusing the system, and it's obviously happened enough that Apple has put measures in place to prevent it.

Also, the US version is AppleCare+, which covers 2 incidents of accidental damage. The UK version is AppleCare (no +), which does NOT cover accidental damage. That's why you can order it online in the UK, but not in the US.
Just call apple and add applecare plus and then head to the store.

Apple sells the warranty to cover just such occurrences. I doubt they care about you buying it after the damage (within the 30 days), or they would 100% prevent you from doing it. Since they dont stop you I say its perfectly permissible.

Just your luck its in the first 30 days.
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Old Jan 1, 2013, 05:40 PM   #61
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Just call apple and add applecare plus and then head to the store.

Apple sells the warranty to cover just such occurrences. I doubt they care about you buying it after the damage (within the 30 days), or they would 100% prevent you from doing it. Since they dont stop you I say its perfectly permissible.

Just your luck its in the first 30 days.
So Apple's webpage is inaccurate? It says very specifically that they must inspect it first. If that isn't the case, why would it be there? Do you have specific evidence to the contrary, or are you pulling your assertion out of the air?
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Old Jan 1, 2013, 07:53 PM   #62
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it seems that parent these days dont play with their kids anymore.

They just gave an ipod touch or Ipad to their 6 years old so that they could have more time doing their own stuff.
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Old Jan 1, 2013, 08:07 PM   #63
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Otter box on a mini are you kidding me ?! You buy it because its slim !!!!! Why make it thicker than an iPad 4. Sure if I'm getting it for a little kid then okay ill get one but for us young adult who know how to take care of anything I always just go for a non visible screen protector and the smallest slim case available
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Old Jan 1, 2013, 10:53 PM   #64
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it seems that parent these days dont play with their kids anymore.

They just gave an ipod touch or Ipad to their 6 years old so that they could have more time doing their own stuff.
Stupid comment. There's actually educational things kids can do with the iPad... Including read! Why does that mean parents aren't interacting with their kids?
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 01:55 PM   #65
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So Apple's webpage is inaccurate? It says very specifically that they must inspect it first. If that isn't the case, why would it be there? Do you have specific evidence to the contrary, or are you pulling your assertion out of the air?
My experience comes from actually doing it. No need to be angry. Try it. Whats the worst thing that could happen.
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 02:26 PM   #66
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Thumbs down Really?

I suggest you go get your head fixed for convinceing yourself a 6 year old could be responsible
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 02:28 PM   #67
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I suggest you go get your head fixed for convinceing yourself a 6 year old could be responsible
Is there a reason to be rude?

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GL on Repair OP, next time just remember to use a protective case.
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 02:31 PM   #68
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Is there a reason to be rude?

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GL on Repair OP, next time just remember to use a protective case.
The Apple iPad as stated by many people is a great tool for educational purposes - you have to be naive to think a 6 yr old is not going to break it though as even as a responsible adult it still happens.
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 02:34 PM   #69
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The Apple iPad as stated by many people is a great tool for educational purposes - you have to be naive to think a 6 yr old is not going to break it though as even as a responsible adult it still happens.
Yes, but there isn't a need to throw a personal attack on someone and tell them to get their head fixed however, theres a pilot way and a rude way to say things. I guess it is just up to you. However this is not my issue, so I dont really care to debate. However you have a nice day!
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 02:36 PM   #70
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Did you buy the Mini with an AMEX card? If you did then you are covered for 90 days on accidental damage. If you didn't then I would recommend all future tech purchases you use the AMEX or preload one of their cash cards for the additional year of warranty and 90 days accidental damage.
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 02:37 PM   #71
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Stupid comment. There's actually educational things kids can do with the iPad... Including read! Why does that mean parents aren't interacting with their kids?
Stupid indeed, my nephew works with kids pre-K to 3rd grade and his 4-year-olds use iPads to learn to form letters and numbers by "writing" over the image with their fingers. Spend 10 minutes in a room with his kids and you'll be amazed.
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 03:20 PM   #72
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Tell him to get a job and pay for a new one. Responsibility!
I hear Foxconn are hiring!
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 03:37 PM   #73
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Consarnit! When I was a kid we didn't have no fancy "Eye"Pads! We had to walk uphill bothways in the snow just to use an old rusty chalkboard. Barefoot! And once we got there our parents spent 12 hours a day teaching us right from wrong and "interacting" with us.

If we were good they'd buy us a used sock. Then if we were good the next year we'd get the other!

Kids these days I tells ya...

Take it to Apple. They will let you know your options. Then either case it up or keep crossing your fingers. Some people can afford it, and the iPad is an AWESOME tool for everything, learning and interacting included... And porn, but hopefully you block that...
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 07:44 PM   #74
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Its a mini. The screen and glass are laminated together. You can't just replace the glass.
This is 100% incorrect. Screen glass and LCD are NOT laminated.
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The Apple iPad as stated by many people is a great tool for educational purposes - you have to be naive to think a 6 yr old is not going to break it though as even as a responsible adult it still happens.
So what you're really saying is that both kids and adults could break it just the same. Interesting.... So what's your point again?
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