We are all aware of viruses, spyware & malware. What about actual physical theft? I recently rode the NYC subway (which I have not done in about 2 years) and was surprised to see all of the technology being used out in the open. iPads, Kindles, Nooks, and more. A veritable store for a thief.
Would you count $500.00 in a subway car? Why not? You are already doing so by using your iPad that you waited on line for all night at the Apple store. Wait until you've reached your destination to read that article, book and rest assured that the Angry birds will still be angry.
As a kid in NYC & even today my mother would say "protect your valuables". Do not leave yourself to become a victim of theft or even worse.