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Mississippi and South Carolina - the living hell for iPhones and iPads

Mississippi and South Carolina - the living hell for iPhones and iPads
Now, isn't that a wonderful study! Let's see where iPhones and iPads are most likely to end up cracked, smashed, dropped, hit, spilled over or simply broken in the U.S.!

According to warranty firm SquareTrade's own data, the most dangerous places for iPhones and iPads are Mississippi and South Carolina. Mississippi is proudly taking the lead when it comes to iPhone damage, followed by New Mexico, Rhode Island, North Dakota and South Carolina.

In terms of iPad abuse, though, the rank list goes like this: South Carolina, Mississippi, Nebraska, Washington, D.C. and Alaska - scary places to be if you're an iPad, we tell you!

According to SquareTrade, drops and spills are the most frequent reason for iDevice damage - a sad way to end the life of an otherwise lovely piece of gear. But what precautionary measures can one take (except for purchasing warranty, that is)? Hmm, we aren't sure, but getting a case will surely go a long way towards keeping your device safe.

via: Cnet

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posted on 16 Aug 2012, 04:35 8

1. kach22 (Posts: 153; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)

So much for all the hypes about apple's Premium built. You drop it and oops. All the money cracked.

posted on 16 Aug 2012, 11:58

5. mas11 (Posts: 1034; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)

That's one way to get your customers to buy more of your product. Smart move Apple haha

posted on 16 Aug 2012, 07:47 2

2. Allen3697 (Posts: 86; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)

It's because in Mississippi, they drop the iPhone because their fingers are so greasy from the fried chicken.

posted on 16 Aug 2012, 08:24

3. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

Interesting that it's the same 2 states getting both top rankings... I wonder if the data is from lack of care, or more likely to have purchased protection for the devices and thus able to make a claim on them, unlike other places that might have disposable money to purchase a new device at will, or who will just pick up a replacement phone out of pocket instead?
TL, DR: Is it wisdom from prevention & protection, or generalized widespread klutziness?

posted on 16 Aug 2012, 23:03

6. Brewski (Posts: 426; Member since: 05 Jun 2012)

TL, DR: Your post.

It's not even that long of an article, if you're that lazy to read the whole thing then don't bother commenting...

posted on 16 Aug 2012, 10:54

4. ZayZay (Posts: 571; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)

Don't tell me their to lazy to even hold their devices!

posted on 17 Aug 2012, 02:10

7. JunkCreek (Posts: 407; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)

they do it in purpose


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