Yesterday while emptying out the car I stupidly tried to carry too many things into the house including my iPad. While standing on the grass next to the sidewalk, the iPad slid right onto the ground and of course, not onto the grass but the sidewalk. I knew by the sound, it landed screen first and the cover fell off, that the glass screen was probably broken. I've taken such care of the iPad and this just made me sick.
It still works, but when swiping across the screen little pieces of glass can be felt, frankly, there is little hope of fixing it so I have two choices. 1. Take it to the Apple store and for 250 get a replacement of the same iPad which in this case is the iPad 3. Or, 2. Get a new one of the latest generation, in this case the iPad Air.
I use this device so much I am leaning toward getting the latest edition, but it comes at a very bad time of year to be spending money on myself.