How long should a ipad last

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  1. phonegeek1998

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    In your opinion how long do you think a iPad should last if it is being used everyday, and I've already had it a year. I rarely have issues with it. Except dust is under screen sense I got it!
     
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    Unless the iPad suffers damage or has a manufacturers defect, the only real limitation is the lifetime of the battery. Eventually it will not be able to hold a useful charge, as iPad batteries only have so many charge cycles. The battery should hold 80% of it's original capacity after 1,000 full charge cycles.
     
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    This thing stayed dead about after I get iphone I'm all apple except computer I love them all I find it ironic there is dust under iPad and iphone screen
     
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    Correct and even then, the battery can be replaced by apple(for a fee of course) and the device will be good to go again. So I'd say iPads can last many, many years.
     
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    Emphasis on the "full", with regards to charge cycles. From the Lithium Ion Battery article at Apple:

    "A charge cycle means using all of the battery’s power, but that doesn’t necessarily mean a single charge. For instance, you could listen to your iPod for a few hours one day, using half its power, and then recharge it fully. If you did the same thing the next day, it would count as one charge cycle, not two, so you may take several days to complete a cycle. Each time you complete a charge cycle, it diminishes battery capacity slightly, but you can put notebook, iPod, and iPhone batteries through many charge cycles before they will only hold 80% of original battery capacity."
     
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    My iPad 2 will be 3 years old in early April and I've used it every day, since I bought it (that is until I got my Air at Christmas). But it still gets used by my hubby now and the battery life is still great!

    It's very unusual for you to get dust under the screen not only on your iPad but on your phone also. The screens should be sealed against this happening. Is the dust easily seen?....would it show up in a pic to post here? I can't even imagine how this could be happening. Are your devices still under warranty?
     
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    IPAd is not went out at Christmas i don't really notice on iPad because it coz a bottom of screen on the left on my iphone there are two peoces of dust. Notice more on iphone ... I hope to plan on getting a iPad mini on birthday or Christmas
     
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    My wife is using my iPad 2 and is have just gone past the two year mark and is still going strong. I have a number of colleagues who are still using their iPad1 on a daily basis. They are starting to consider upgrading due to lack of the latest OS and resultant App support / updatability
     
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    We'll I got my iPad 4 in 2012 Christmas and it's very rare that I have issues with this thing. Maybe 2 scratches at the most. I have the 32gb I'm 16. I just recently started using everyday due to the face I like using my iPad more then the crappy hp that the school makes us use. Typing is kinda hRd on the iPad.but I will get use to it soon. I'm definitely getting my money's worth I hope to go to a iPad air or mini in the next year or 2.... Battery is amazing
     
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    We have had an iPad 2 as well for around 4 years. It's held up really well. The battery still holds well too. I just try to keep it away from the kids. I do have a rugged case on it, I think that has really helped.
     

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