I've had my Ipad2 for only 2 months - but I checked rarely. Apparently IPads don't really like the Acer laptop I have - so the Genius at the bar told me. This is why my first Ipad2 got screwed up, they said. They tried to fix it & accidentally let the power run out on their Mac & consequently thoroughly stuffed that IPad - so they replaced it (when stock became available). She suggested I sync only when I have to - as some IPads just don't like being connected to computers, she said. Seriously! Lol!