Ruminations on the electronics industry from David Manners, Senior Components Editor on Electronics Weekly.
I always thought Israelis were clever fellows. Now I know. After lunch I get back to my hotel and dump my stuff on the bed and my iPad slips onto the carpet.
Not a big deal, I think, it’s taken a lot worse than that and survived as various dents and chips will testify.
But it didn’t work.
Going on line I did all the suggested stuff – pressing down the on/off button and the home button at the same time etc.
I rang the nearest Apple store to make an appointment with a Genius when an Israeli journo asked to see my iPad.
To my horror he banged it quite hard on its back on a table.
Then the iPad worked again.
“It’s the connections, you see,” he told me, “a fall can upset the connections and a jolt puts them back in place.”
There you are. Clever guys these Israelis.