My friend bought a new MacBook Pro in January (actually his employer did) and just bought an iPad. He uses a cushioned backpack to carry them around and also has an Apple iPad case. Might just be a coincidence, but his MacBook Pro's hard drive just crashed. Just the other day we were wondering if the iPad could cause any damage to the laptop or vice versa. What do you think? Might it be unwise to keep your iPad in close contact with your laptop? Any electromagnetism issues that could fry data on a hard drive?