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Survey shows 33% of Apple iPad users would prefer a root canal to dropping their tablet

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Survey shows 33% of Apple iPad users would prefer a root canal to dropping their tablet
What would you do to prevent your Apple iPad from dropping? According to a survey of 1,300 people who own Apple's tablet, 33% would rather go through a painful root canal than drop their precious device. What else would iPad owners sacrifice to prevent the unit from colliding with the ground? 16% would be willing to break a bone if it meant saving their tablet from possible harm, while 40% would rather get into a car crash than jeopardize the well-being of the tablet. 10% would prefer getting canned than risk breaking their Apple iPad. 27% call it "a work of art".

An inforgraph using Brainshark's survey

An inforgraph using Brainshark's survey

For a product that is only a few years old, the Apple iPad has become an important part of many user's everyday life. It has become so much a part of many people's routines that some just can't live without it. For these users, having the Apple iPad with them at certain times of the day is just second nature. Consider that 34% of the 1,300 surveyed admitted to using their Apple iPad while wearing nothing but their birthday suit! An amazing 60% confessed to using the tablet while on the toilet.

Sometimes, it would seem that many mobile device users failed to get the memo that said that water can harm these devices. 21% of Apple iPad users said that they use their device in the tub. A slightly larger number (24%) have used the slate while walking and bumped into someone. Not surprisingly, 92% brought the device with them on a vacation while 73% took it on a plane and 47% dragged the iPad to a client meeting.

What is it that users appreciate about the Apple iPad? Portability (88%) is on top followed by the fact that it can turn on in an instant (77%). This is followed by the availability of apps (72%), and then by the way it keeps owners accessible (58%). And when it comes to losing this tablet that is by them through thick and thin everyday, 20% would rather lose their wedding ring, 42% their license, and 46% a credit card, than misplace their trusty Apple iPad.

This tablet has been useful to many while working at their jobs, as 64% of Apple iPad users feel that the product has made them more productive at work. Obviously, many users feel that it is one of those things that they can't forget to take with them on business trips. In fact, of those traveling on business, 55% would rather forget their deodorant  than their iPad and 50% would rather forget their birth control.

It's an interesting study and shows just why the Apple iPad owns an overwhelming share of the global tablet market.

source: Brainshark via PCMag

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posted on 18 Sep 2012, 22:49 1

1. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4000; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


I've gotten a root canal before... Not that bad.

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 23:18

7. meowcenary (Posts: 187; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Try having a abscessed tooth. No matter how much they numb you, you can feel the procedure. It was not fun....

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 23:37 4

10. 305Bucko (Posts: 506; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)


you should get an otterbox for your tooth... problem solved :)

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 23:51 1

12. meowcenary (Posts: 187; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


HEHE!!

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 23:01 13

2. mas11 (Posts: 1028; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


Just goes to show you how crazy Apple fans are.

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 23:09

3. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5589; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


would the root canal be free? :P

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 00:46 1

18. 305Bucko (Posts: 506; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)


FREE root canals with Otterbox purchase!!! WIN:WIN

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 13:39 1

27. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5589; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


EXACTLY! buying the Otterbox would be so much cheaper... :P

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 23:12 3

4. wendygarett (unregistered)


LOL 34% use their ipad naked....

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 23:16 6

6. meowcenary (Posts: 187; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


So one sacrifices their well being for technology? That is simply retarded, nothing in life is worth more than one's life. It is sad that people would rather sacrifice themselves that letting their ipad from coming to harm.

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 23:57 5

14. infernal88 (Posts: 113; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


or sell a kidney to get one !

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 23:24 2

8. mrbtree (Posts: 59; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


it's a tablet, i'm sure you can fork out the $100+ to fix it. still would rather get an asus nexus tab because of the price and specs

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 23:25

9. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


They should buy a tablet from Amazon

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 23:50

11. hwaism (Posts: 10; Member since: 11 Oct 2011)


60% use iPad in toilet... What they've done?
...you don't say...

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 23:53 4

13. tmcr7 (Posts: 152; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)


those figures are not a very large %.The survey itself is dumb, it doesn't give any valuable data. And then responses to the survey would be different from actual behavior. Easy to say those things until you are put in the actual situation.

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 00:15 3

17. aokde (Posts: 186; Member since: 09 Jul 2012)


" 55% would rather forget their deodorant than their iPad" ofcourse they do, you can buy deodrants everywhere, you can't simply buy a tablet if you forgot yours at home -_-
Other than that, stupid sheep, and a stupid survey.

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 02:11 1

20. xfire99 (Posts: 492; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)


This shows how high intelligence Apple fans have.True and sad. :(

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 02:27 1

21. dmn666 (Posts: 194; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


most idiotic survey ever - a root canal costs more than an ipad =) It exposes the sheer dumbness of the participants. And yes one could say I'd rather get into a car crash that break my tablet. But I bet he wouldn't say that after he breaks his ass in a real wreck. I'd rather stop reading this kind of articles than break my phone though :P

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 03:28 1

22. ogy_dogy (Posts: 453; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)


This is all so coz of the price of the ipad, i bought a android tablet that does all things the ipad does and costs 150€, so id rather smash it than myself and my car than my tab. Oh and i use my tab both on the toilet and o naturell :-D

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 03:42 1

23. Peter27 (Posts: 233; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


I really do hope iFans will break all their bones. I can say this,as i know they will be happy, as long as their ipad is unharmed.

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 06:46

24. RomeoJDR (Posts: 237; Member since: 09 Dec 2011)


Give me a root canal over dropping any of my expensive gadgets. At least you can get prescribed some good drugs to deal with that pain.

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 06:46

25. ibap (Posts: 694; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)


This has to be one of the stupidest survey comparisons I've ever seen.

People read BOOKS in the bathtub - why is anyone surprised they use an iPad?

And a root canal isn't painful - it's before they do it that you've got pain. Like paying to upgrade your iPad each time a new one comes out.

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 08:44

26. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


wow this is stupid!

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