1. tigerinexile's Avatar
    Using Tapatalk on my iPhone, so no actual poll. But request for thoughts.

    Dropped my iPad 2 (32 GB, 3G) on the subway today, and the screen is a web of cracks.

    Should I:

    1. Get it replaced at the Apple Store for $249;
    2. Treat this as a sign from the heavens that it's time to upgrade to...
    2a. An iPad Air or
    2b. An iPad Mini Retina; or
    3. Retire from the tablet business altogether until drop-proof tablets make their advent.
    11-25-2013 01:27 PM
  2. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    2a would be my choice
    11-25-2013 01:29 PM
  3. si001's Avatar
    I would not pay 249$ for a used iPad 2, so iPad air and a good case ;p
    11-25-2013 01:53 PM
  4. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Count me among those who suggest upgrading to the iPad Air.
    11-25-2013 02:51 PM
  5. tigerinexile's Avatar
    AppleCare+ definitely will get purchased!
    11-25-2013 03:13 PM
  6. Darryl Brian's Avatar
    Just curious, did the iPad 2 have a case on it and how bad was the drop?
    11-25-2013 03:23 PM
  7. tigerinexile's Avatar
    Just curious, did the iPad 2 have a case on it and how bad was the drop?
    I had a shell on the back from Belkin, and a leather smart cover on the front.

    Was in the process of sitting down on a moving subway, and the thing just slipped from my hands and opened up and face-planted on the floor from three-four feet up.

    I'd already dented one of the corners, so that may have disrupted its ability simply to disperse the force/energy of the drop...

    ***

    Chose to go with a 128 GB LTE iPad Air and a blue smart cover. Looks very sharp.

    And got AppleCare+. I've learnt my lesson!
    nikkisharif likes this.
    11-25-2013 04:41 PM
  8. Darryl Brian's Avatar
    I had a shell on the back from Belkin, and a leather smart cover on the front.

    Was in the process of sitting down on a moving subway, and the thing just slipped from my hands and opened up and face-planted on the floor from three-four feet up.

    I'd already dented one of the corners, so that may have disrupted its ability simply to disperse the force/energy of the drop...

    ***

    Chose to go with a 128 GB LTE iPad Air and a blue smart cover. Looks very sharp.

    And got AppleCare+. I've learnt my lesson!
    Nice, enjoy!
    11-25-2013 05:46 PM
  9. nikkisharif's Avatar
    Great Choice!!!


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
    11-27-2013 11:18 PM
  10. TiredOfPhoneWar's Avatar
    Upgrade and applecare mate!
    11-27-2013 11:27 PM
  11. BenitoC's Avatar
    Great choice, congrats.
    12-04-2013 07:01 PM
  12. cardfan's Avatar
    I'm not sure spending 1125 or so on an ipad is a great choice (which it is if you add up the cover, tax, and applecare). I like the ipad air for its screen, some games, but it's too limited or redundant for that price. If you get an iphone sized subsidy, then it's more tolerable but still borderline.

    For all the hoopla over which to get, I decided to keep my old Mini and not get either one.
    12-10-2013 08:09 AM
  13. dianahk's Avatar
    2a is what my hubby did after his cracker screen and has not been happier.
    12-10-2013 11:53 AM
  14. Scallops's Avatar
    2a if funds allow.
    12-11-2013 06:10 AM
  15. dixonyy18's Avatar
    2a..
    12-27-2013 11:49 PM

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