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iPads Get Faster, More Fragile

A word of caution for those who like to carry their iPad around like a Chihuahua:  Each new version of Apple’s tablet is getting faster, but also more breakable, a new study suggests.

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Some 10% of iPad 2 owners reported a failure from accidental damage within the first 12 months of owning the device, compared to just under 3% of original iPad owners, according to insurance agent Square Trade, which analyzed data from 50,000 of customers. Though the durability of the new iPad is still untested, Vince Tseng, vice-president of marketing at SquareTrade, says that unless it has stronger glass, the trend of higher breakage rates will only continue with the new iPad. And all those butter fingers are expensive, since Apple doesn’t cover accidental damage without additional coverage.

The increase may be due to cramming faster processors and more powerful components into an ever-shrinking case, experts say. The spike in breakages from the iPad 1 to the iPad 2 was also attributed to the thinner, but supposedly stronger screen. But it may also be that users are just getting more brazen about how they use the devices, the study found. Experts say some consumers feel that their products are almost magical and – like the Titanic – almost indestructible. Among the stranger accidents reported to the firm include “the iPad being vomited on, being thrown out of a moving car by a three year old, and being urinated on by a cat,” the firm said.

Protective cases were supposed to prevent many provide armor for the tablets , but the survey found they often do little to ward off damage, the survey found. Consumers may be more wreckless when the iPad is in a case due to a false sense of security, Tseng says. If an iPad customers drops the iPad, anecdotal evidence in the survey suggests that people sometimes grab for the cover instead of the hardware (not a good idea). Those using Apple’s sleek aluminum “Smart Cover” will be encouraged to hear it provides the best protection against breakage, the survey found. iPads with Smart Covers only have a 41% breakage rate versus 60% for another silicone/soft plastic case.

The newest iPad is slightly thicker (0.37 inches) than the iPad 2 (0.35 cm). But Tseng says it’s worth getting up close and personal with the new iPad when it goes on sale on March 16 to see if it has the same iPad 2 screen. The original iPad screen has glass that’s more protected by the aluminum bevel at the corners, Tseng says. (Apple did not respond to a request for comment.) Despite the breakage rates, the report concluded that the iPads are reliable devices and, with some 55 million sold to date, Tseng says are bound to be a fair number of mishaps.

Still, experts say tablets across the board would benefit from sturdier glass. More Android tablet makers are focusing on durability, says Mark Spoonaeuer, editor-in-chief of LapTopMag.com.  “Many slates coming out later this year will feature Corning’s Gorilla Glass 2 technology, which combines damage resistance with a 20% thinner design,” he says. Demand is also growing among consumers for tablet screens to be as futuristic in their design as their more mysterious innards, says Louis Ramirez, senior features writer for DealNews.com. “Consumers don’t want a tablet that’s more delicate than a Riedel glass,” he says.

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      luk4
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      OfflineFrom: SerbiaJoined: January 2010
      February 14th, 2012, 7:08 pm
      #351
      How to make bitesms icon change? thx
      Xselsert
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      February 14th, 2012, 7:23 pm
      #352
      Very nice copy and paste icons stylus. Keep them up :thumbsup: Then everyone can have their phone copy pasted Very good sir.
      bankai44
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      February 14th, 2012, 7:26 pm
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      Xselsert wrote:Very nice copy and paste icons stylus. Keep them up :thumbsup: Then everyone can have their phone copy pasted Very good sir.lmao…
      Stylus
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      February 14th, 2012, 8:50 pm
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      XselsertYou can better? Do it!
      Xselsert
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      February 14th, 2012, 10:11 pm
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      I can do better. I would love to complete this theme with quality icons but I don’t have the time right now in my life. When I get some more free time I’ll try to make some not copy and paste icons. But as I said keep up the nice c & p icons. Some people appreciates them….
      murdercitydevil
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      February 14th, 2012, 10:31 pm
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      Xselsert wrote:Very nice copy and paste icons stylus. Keep them up :thumbsup: Then everyone can have their phone copy pasted Very good sir.I think when a theme release is still under 20 pages and has less than 5 dedicated, skilled artists contributing regularly, copy paste is still better than letting the theme get buried.
      Xselsert
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      February 14th, 2012, 10:42 pm
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      Your right Andrew. I just hope that he will at least try to concentrate on making some beautiful icons. It just brakes a little piece of my heart when c & p is posted. Its up to him, it’s just an recomendation.
      yeahitschris
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      February 15th, 2012, 1:03 am
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      @noreallyitsfineThank you!!!
      giancarlo oliveira
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      February 15th, 2012, 1:15 am
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      StylusVery Very Very thanks.Good week
      noreallyitsfine
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      February 15th, 2012, 1:43 am
      #360
      Someone had wanted a settings alt. I simply moved the artwork from Crypt’s other theme onto the Candlejack base.
      carpei
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      February 15th, 2012, 2:53 am
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      Can someone make a sbsettings theme for candlejack, it will be nice…
      Jenra
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      February 15th, 2012, 6:46 am
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      Stylus
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      February 15th, 2012, 11:04 am
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      XselsertBla bla bla.You as a politician. Just saying.I will try to do close to the original theme, where possible.I have 300 applications, and for each draw something new, I think the iphone 7 will be released.how do you propose to draw the icon style theme? I just interested. Let me guess. You cut the crocodile and paste it into a new background.Do it!This is your icon. This is not a copy paste? pfff
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      Xselsert
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      February 15th, 2012, 1:07 pm
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      Why are you so mad? Im just hoping that you will be a little more creative. But its completly up to you, so if you will continue to make c & p then do that. And for the record that cut the rope icon isn’t a copy and paste. I made some changes from crypts original and added the fragile sign and the little monster which got a stroke and some shade Better than yours wheres my water icon. Just let i go okay.
      map1978
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      February 15th, 2012, 6:08 pm
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      arguing over icons? really? who cares..share what you make and that’s thatend of story :thumbsup:
      indyzzzz
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      February 15th, 2012, 7:58 pm
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      Stylus wrote:XselsertYou can better? Do it!Dont worry too much about him. He is too busy with life. No time to contribute icons, but he does have time to check these threads and berate others . Look at all his cxxp posts on just this thread.Thank you for taking the time to make and post the icons Stylus, it is much appreciated, cheersXselsert wrote:Why are you so mad? Im just hoping that you will be a little more creative. But its completly up to you, so if you will continue to make c & p then do that. And for the record that cut the rope icon isn’t a copy and paste. I made some changes from crypts original and added the fragile sign and the little monster which got a stroke and some shade Better than yours wheres my water icon. Just let i go okay.Dont like an icon, move on, no one has a gun to your head mate Now I feel like posting a lot of copy paste icons just to piss off idiots like you.Stylus wrote:XselsertBla bla bla.You as a politician. Just saying.I will try to do close to the original theme, where possible.I have 300 applications, and for each draw something new, I think the iphone 7 will be released…..snip…(for brevity)i1181.photobucket.com/albums/x429/Xselsert/Candlejack%20icons/CuttheRope2x.pngThis is your icon. This is not a copy paste? pfff lol, touche
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      delete, sorry double post
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      Xselsert
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      February 15th, 2012, 8:07 pm
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      So much anger. Sorry i brought it up.
      indyzzzz
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      February 15th, 2012, 8:09 pm
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      Xselsert wrote:So much anger. Sorry i brought it up.its not anger. its poking fun at you for taking so much time from your EXTREMELY busy life to grace us with your kingly presence We bow to you. You are the God of icon creativity lmao
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      bankai44
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      February 15th, 2012, 9:13 pm
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      Exact words from Kevin in the Readme document in his icon template .zip:”And please put some effort into the icons you make; try to avoid copy/paste icons.”Which is what Xselsert does, he puts forth an effort. I’m no pro at making icons and confess sometimes I will copy/paste; but I try my best to not just take the app artwork and re-shrink it and copy/paste. That’s why I haven’t touch many request is because I can’t really make anything “nice” with the app artwork and would rather pass on the request than create more c/p icons.But as murdercitydevil said, it’s better that copy/paste icons are made and keep a beautiful theme like Candlejack alive, then allow it to be ignored/buried…and that I agree with. So for the sake of this awesome theme, those of us that are discontent about copy/paste icons should keep our mouths shut and those that do create copy/paste icons, please understand to try to put forth some effort in making them; and not just make icons that are exact copies of the default app artwork.Just my thought/suggestion…
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      Xselsert
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      February 15th, 2012, 9:57 pm
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      Atleast someone agrees with me. Now end this discussion.
      Stylus
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      February 16th, 2012, 9:27 am
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      I’ve already written. I’m making icons for a theme where possible.An example.This icon can only draw a very good painter. As theme author.
      noreallyitsfine
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      February 17th, 2012, 5:36 am
      #373
      So..I thought I would give a SB settings theme a whirl. Here is what I have got thus far. Anything subject to change as I don’t want to disgrace the quality of this theme. Open in new tab for big boy size.
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      February 17th, 2012, 2:05 pm
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      Stylus wrote:I’ve already written. I’m making icons for a theme where possible.An example.img835.imageshack.us/img835/1646/candlej23423mplate.pngimg718.imageshack.us/img718/4620/candleja2342te.pngYou just made my day! So good. :thumbsup:
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    • I think some of the difference is due to the kind of user. The original iPad was bought by early adopters that are used to new, expensive toys and are more careful with how they handle them. As the iPad 2 got more mainstream, students, artists, and other non-techs became buyers. As they get more prolific, even more, less careful people will own them. Remember when cellphones were only for elite business people and were installed in cars? Now every welfare, medicaid, drug dealer, teenager etc. claims they are indispensable and are necessary for their survival. The time will come when these are the same people buying iPad 3′s. I have had my iPhone 3GS for 3 1/2 years and in that time each of my teenage sons has gone through 5 or 6 phones. Are the new phones more fragile? No, it is the careless users who are the issue.

    • “newest iPad is slightly thicker (0.37 inches) than the iPad 2 (0.35 cm)”

      That can’t be right…

    • “newest iPad is slightly thicker (0.37 inches) than the iPad 2 (0.35 cm”

      That can’t be right…

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