40% of Apple users would rather be in a minor car accident than lose their iPad: Survey

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.smartcompany.com.au/info...car-accident-than-lose-their-ipad-survey.html

    While Apple users have long been known for their loyalty to their favourite electronics giant's products, a new survey sheds some light on how deep that loyalty goes.

    A new survey by market research firm Brainshark reveals that 40% of Apple users would find a minor car accident less painful than accidentally destroying their iPad.

    Many Apple users would also prefer having a root canal (32%), a broken nose (16%) or getting fired (10%) to accidentally damaging their tablet computer.

    The survey also reveals that many Apple users would rather give up their driver's licence (42%), wedding ring (20%), credit card (46%) or wallet (27%) to giving up their iPad.

    Finally, and perhaps most alarmingly of all, 60% of iPad users admit to using their tablet device while on the toilet, 34% while naked and 21% in the bath. Just under a quarter also admit to having bumped into someone when walking while using their iPad.


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  2. ACMM
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    Of course this is not implying they are iPad-ing while driving ;) :eek: :)
     
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    Um... I'm definitely not part of the 40%. Would rather lose my iPad. Anyway it would be a excuse to get rid of my iPad 1 and get a new one.

    I just can't seem to let the iPad 1 go since it's in great working condition even though Apple really stuck it to iPad 1 users by not allowing us to upgrade to iOS 6 (even though the old crappy iPhone 3GS which came out before the iPad 1 can upgrade to iOS 6).
     
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    If they regularly backed up their data and used security on their phones, they wouldn't have to be so scared of losing it. :p
     
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    I was going to say "define minor car accident" but then I saw the results for people with the root canal or getting a broken nose and all I can say is that it's ridiculous. :)

    I have more gadgets than I can use and I'd rather lose any one or two of them than do any of the above. Between insurance and backups (plus remote wipe), I can live without my gear until I get a replacement.
     
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    I'd rather get into a minor car accident than participate in one of these surveys... unless, of course, they'd give me miles for it.
     
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    I was going to take the survey but I lost my iPad in a car accident on the way to the dentist for a root canal.;)
     
  8. marcwint55

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    that is a very sad reflection on society.
     
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    Just as sad: the idiots who think these questions up ;)
     
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