“It’s a fear we all have: dropping our smartphone or tablet, watching a device that costs $500 or more crack or shatter,” Galen Gruman reports for InfoWorld. “Or perhaps spilling beer, soda, or coffee onto it, then seeing it go dead as the liquid finds its way into an open port. (Never mind the toilet drops!)”

“It turns out that people are more prone to damage their iPads and iPhones in five states, according to data from SquareTrade, which offers repair warranties. Its data from the accidents its customers have reported show that an iPhone is more likely to be damaged in Mississippi, New Mexico, Rhode Island, North Dakota, and South Carolina,” Gruman reports. “The good news: If you live in Iowa, you’re less likely to damage your iPhone. The least safe states for an iPad are South Carolina, Mississippi, Nebraska, District of Columbia, and Alaska. The safest states are Montana and West Virginia.”

Check out the full article for every U.S. state based on SquareTrade’s data here.

MacDailyNews Take: Alright, Mississippi, you’ve had enough. 😉

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “cognativedisonance” for the heads up.]