After years and years and years (and years) of owning iOS devices and never experiencing broken glass, I got cut off by a real stupid driver causing me to have to slam hard on the brakes. Near-accident averted in the brand new car and all is well, except that my iPad flew from the backseat into the floor violently where it must have hit the seat rails, causing the corner to spiderweb and crack. The top right corner of the iPad where the impact was is full of very small glass particles that are all shedding off, and the crack extends about 1 inch into the screen as well as all over the bezel. Ugh. Some snooping reveals a $300 charge without Applecare+ to fix this. Are they non-negotiable now as in sob stories and bad luck incidents won't tickle the right genius properly for a free replacement? Anyone have experience with this? I feel like iPads are much less commonly broken than iPhones which garner a lot more day to day abuse, but who knows. From what I've read it looks like I'm gonna just have to suck it up and spend the cash, but I'm interested in hearing any prior experiences. Thanks. I attached a photo but it's tough to see the crack, especially where it extends into the screen.