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

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".

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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27 Comments

1. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

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

7. meowcenary

Posts: 187; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

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

10. 305Bucko

Posts: 506; Member since: Aug 07, 2011

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

12. meowcenary

Posts: 187; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

HEHE!!

2. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Just goes to show you how crazy Apple fans are.

3. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

would the root canal be free? :P

18. 305Bucko

Posts: 506; Member since: Aug 07, 2011

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

27. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

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

4. wendygarett unregistered

LOL 34% use their ipad naked....

6. meowcenary

Posts: 187; Member since: Apr 13, 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.

14. infernal88

Posts: 113; Member since: Jun 08, 2012

or sell a kidney to get one !

8. mrbtree

Posts: 59; Member since: Feb 22, 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

9. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

They should buy a tablet from Amazon

11. hwaism

Posts: 10; Member since: Oct 11, 2011

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

13. tmcr7

Posts: 180; Member since: Nov 02, 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.

17. aokde

Posts: 186; Member since: Jul 09, 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.

20. xfire99

Posts: 1205; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

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

21. dmn666

Posts: 244; Member since: Oct 19, 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

22. ogy_dogy

Posts: 453; Member since: Jun 29, 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

23. Peter27

Posts: 233; Member since: Jul 13, 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.

24. RomeoJDR

Posts: 245; Member since: Dec 09, 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.

25. ibap

Posts: 867; Member since: Sep 09, 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.

26. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

wow this is stupid!

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