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Subject: Re: iPad died!!! Date: 5/4/2014 10:07 AM
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Whatever app you happened to be using at the time it froze would be the likely suspect…

In the old days, on a pre-OSX Mac, a pre-XP Windows PC, yes, a buggy app could bring the whole system down.

But all modern operating systems, including iOS, have features like memory protection, hardware abstraction, and pre-emptive multitasking.

All of which means that the only way a system can lock up like that is because of a hardware defect or a bug in the OS.

I vote for bug in the OS. iOS is very stable, but it's not perfect. And no matter how well Apple tests it, there are literally millions of combinations of hardware and software, and they simply can't test them all.

(Seen from this perspective, the fact that Windows works as well as it does is nothing short of Amazing.)
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