All iPads Damn - dropped my iPad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by richpjr, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. richpjr macrumors 68030

    richpjr

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    Of all things, I was in the passenger seat of a car and sat my iPad 3 on the dashboard to answer a phone call, and it slid off and fell edge down on the floor mat - maybe a 3 foot fall onto carpet. Didn't seem like a bad fall and I didn't even bother looking at it right away. Went to use it tonight and the entire screen is shattered. Damn. I was going to wait for the iPad 5 to come out before replacing it, but now I'm either faced with paying the $299 for a new screen or just biting the bullet and buying a 4. Of course I have a 64 gig with cellular so it would be substantially more for the 4. Ugh. I have it in an Incipio Smart Feather case so I guess whatever I do I will be getting a case with more protection.
     
  2. unibility macrumors 6502

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    ... "and it slid off and fell edge down on the floor mat - maybe a 3 foot fall onto carpet."

    you must have a tall car for the iPad to fall 3 feet to from the dash to the carpet. gezzz... :eek:
     
  3. richpjr thread starter macrumors 68030

    richpjr

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    LOL - okay, maybe 1 1/2 to 2 feet.
     
  4. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Oh man, that really sucks OP. At this point, I'd probably pay Apple for a replacement and wait for the newer model later this year.
     
  5. richpjr thread starter macrumors 68030

    richpjr

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    That's what I'm leaning towards, but I'm tempted to try out the base model mini and and tether through my iPhone 5 until the iPad 5 comes out.
     
  6. Rodster macrumors 68040

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    If you can do without i'd wait to see if the March-April rumors are true for the iPad.
     
  7. ManicMarc macrumors 6502

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    Apple can fix shattered iPhone screens, so it's worth checking if it can be fixed (depending on what's actually broken it might be less)
     
  8. 725032 Guest

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    You've learnt a valuable lesson.

    Get insurance!
     
  9. richpjr thread starter macrumors 68030

    richpjr

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    So I went to an Apple store and paid the $299 to replace it - ugh. I worked on the guy for a while but he wouldn't go for giving me a free replacement.
     
  10. AbyssImpact macrumors 6502a

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    You should let your wife/girlfriend/friend-that-is-female go in. There is a much higher percentage of getting a free replacement due to gender.
     
  11. richpjr thread starter macrumors 68030

    richpjr

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    I thought about that, but I really needed to get it swapped out today and it just didn't work out for any shameless exploitation on short notice.
     

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