Let me start with the fact that this is a rant...and I know many will flame me because they have never dropped an iPad. We have a bunch of iPads in our house. Until Christmas...they all had Apple care plus and we had hardly ever used it. I think we have owned like 20 iPads in our house hold since they came out. We have always traded them at the end of the warranty to avoid being out of warranty for damage reasons. Well, I decided this cycle...that my air, DH's air and our three iPad minis with Retina display were perfectly fine performance wise and we didn't need to get new ones for Christmas. Figured it would be financially sound to wait until next year. Well, somehow I didn't make the connection that our warranty would be over until the 26th of December. Somehow we also made it through the two years with almost no damaged iPads. Of course in December my son dropped my iPad...one he never gets to use and he broke it. Apple was super nice and let me pay the in warranty price bc they all know me at the Apple Store (yes that's embarrassing). Now today, my other son dropped his while trying to carrying everything in from the car. I already lectured him about making two trips...not rushing when you have your device etc and he will earn the repair on it. I just feel like our iPads are not going to last until Christmas at this rate and can't fathom paying $199 for a replacement from Apple for an iPad mini 2. I was trying me best not to spend to always have the latest and greatest. What to do? I actually bought my youngest a kid kindle and am saving his iPad for using with his dash and dot and Osmo kit. But the other three iPads? Ugh. I can't think of anything good to do about our situation. I should have gotten square trade and their three year warranty instead. Anyone else have a brilliant idea for me??