mo0g wrote:That sounds like a write off if you damage the screen then?
Take more care of your stuff would be my only suggestion...
It's not quite a write-off - Apple will replace the screen (well, really, they usually just give you a new device) for the princely sum of £236.44. Yes, I know you can buy four new Android devices for the same money. But I don't care.
Or if you really can't trust yourself not to break it (I've never broken a single iPad or iPhone and have had both since launch), you could get AppleCare+
Accidents with devices are commonplace, hence the huge aftermarket for screen protectors and cases. That's with 'normal' use. I would think, well I know, that using a tablet for flying creates a greater risk of dropping and damaging devices, as you are moving lots of equipment into and out of a relatively cramped cockpit.
In that context, if you accept there is a greater risk of damage when using a tablet as a tool or for work, then it is perfectly reasonable to assess the repair potential/cost and balance that against the actual benefits of either different devices, or different technologies. So, you say the bonded screen has greater visibility, it may do but how much 'greater' is it than a normal screen (iPad or otherwise)? And is that gain worth the risk if it does get damaged - because if the screen gets compromised in any way that would surely mean replacement was absolutely necessary for someone opting to spend significantly more on an iPad BECAUSE of the increased clarity?
That risk/reward balance will be different for everyone. For me I would rather have a generally excellent tablet (Galaxy Tab s2 8.0) which works perfectly with my moving map app in the cockpit, when I know I can buy a new one with the money saved from buying an equivalent iDevice. Of course, if the screen did get cracked I would choose to at least attempt a cheap repair myself first, and I have been able to cheaply repair phones and tablets in the past with no problem, including iphones and ipads as the wife is an apple devotee and the kids get her hand-me-downs.
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