My iPad is dead, long live my iPad

Barely four years old and this past weekend it refused to start up again. I tried everything, but knowing my iPad1 was getting on in hardware age, I was not too surprised. I was able to hold out until Tuesday afternoon, when I succumbed to the realisation that I do not want to be without an iPad.

I am now the proud owner of a new iPadMini: great to play around with, the screen is large enough to watch TV shows or movies, and my favorite games still work.

For my old iPad, my mother was awesome enough to create some covers. See all the how-to’s below:


  1. Back when I bought my iPad, there was only 1 iPad: the original iPad. No need for numbers or other distinctions.