We have a good friend who is known for breaking every iDevice he has ever had. He is an early adopter and bought the very first iPhone on the first day it was available. And several months later, he was buying another one. At full price. Because he had dropped his and it was irreparably broken.
We rib him a lot for this (and it is well deserved – that wasn’t hyperbole when I said he has broken every iDevice he has owned – probably in the neighborhood of 15-20 devices), but as it turns out, he isn’t far away from being the norm. Damage is one of the biggest concerns from teachers and adminstrators when planning to deploy iPads in the classroom. We often talk about the importance of teaching your students how to handle their class devices carefully, having a clear and reasonable acceptable use policy, and the best super tough iPad cases to protect the investment. That said, it turns out that kids and teenagers don’t break as many devices as adults to. The handy infographic below takes a look at some statistics surrounding broken devices. It was created by a company that fixes devices and wants to encourage you to repair them rather than replace, but it is pretty interesting all the same! Keep reading to learn more.