Actually, I think this is why Apple has NOT provided headphones with this model - they do not want to be held responsible for smashed iPads so they leave the choice of headset to you. If you are using a headphone with a short cable (as is common with iPod/iPhone headsets), you will easily pull the iPad off a nearby surface if you stand up and move away from the device by just a couple of feet while wearing the headset. This isn't a common problem with an iPod which is usually being held, or strapped to a belt, or in a pocket etc. But the iPad will likely be on a coffee table or arm of a sofa or suchlike, ready to take a heavy tumble if you pull on it. At this stage, I'd say in-ear headsets would be preferable to firmer-fitting over-the-head types. The in-ears would be likelier to detach from your ears under strain against the weight of the iPad, while over-the-head phones will definitely pull the iPad. Remember, those short iPod-type cables mean you only need to take a single step away from the iPad to pull on it. I hope this saves some of you some broken iPad glass!