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Old Jan 29, 2010, 03:32 AM   #1
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Soo what happens when you drop your iPad???

Oh man I can see the destruction threads already...

The iPad is a mobile device, so it is bound to get dropped alot. The iPhone at least has a durable plastic shell and is not super heavy, so when dropped the damage is usually a few scratches here and there...

Now the iPad on the other hand...dropping an over 1 pound device made out of glass and thin aluminum....oh God.
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Old Jan 29, 2010, 03:34 AM   #2
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It will likely put you in the same situation as with dropping any other Apple product: paying for a new one
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Old Jan 29, 2010, 03:39 AM   #3
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Old Jan 29, 2010, 03:42 AM   #4
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I'm sure Incase is already developing a Slider Case for it.
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Old Jan 29, 2010, 03:42 AM   #5
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The iPad is a mobile device, so it is bound to get dropped alot.
That is a funny assumption.... A notebook is a mobile device too and when you let it fall it's broken too....

So: Don't let it fall.....
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Old Jan 29, 2010, 03:43 AM   #6
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Who will be the first to drop one in the toilet I wonder
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Old Jan 29, 2010, 03:45 AM   #7
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It will blow up.. What happens when you drop your Alu MacBook, same thing. I will slip off more frequently since it's not ment to be placed on a table.
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Old Jan 29, 2010, 04:59 AM   #8
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Old Jan 29, 2010, 05:45 AM   #9
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Who will be the first to drop one in the toilet I wonder
Guards at Gitmo.

They'll put the Koran on there and enrage a prisoner by dropping it in the toilet.
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Old Jan 29, 2010, 06:08 AM   #11
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I wonder what Applecare will be for the iPad; iPods are one year...Macs are three... iPad will have two years of non-accidental coverage?
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Old Jan 29, 2010, 06:13 AM   #12
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Old Jan 29, 2010, 06:26 AM   #13
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i've dropped both of my macbook pro's, both have a bloody great dent in them
but the work fine
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Old Jan 29, 2010, 06:42 AM   #14
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What happens? The same thing when drop any other delicate electronic - it breaks, dents shatters.
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Old Jan 29, 2010, 06:43 AM   #15
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never droped my iphone, 15" mbp, or 12' power book.
If i get a ipad, it will have a cool case like my iphone.
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Old Jan 29, 2010, 06:53 AM   #16
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And hopefully wear helmets. They will sell cases for the iPad like the ones women use to put tampons in their purses, don't worry.....haa
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Old Jan 29, 2010, 07:13 AM   #18
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Just make sure you purchase it with an American Express card with Purchase Protection, then if you drop it in the first 90 days they'll replace it for you n/c. Hopefully by then you will have purchased a case or cover for it. Treat it like a baby and you'll be fine.
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Old Jan 29, 2010, 07:25 AM   #19
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I'm sure it will bounce right back up...

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The iPad is a mobile device, so it is bound to get dropped alot.
It is bound to get dropped a lot because it's mobile? Are people really that careless? They can't even remind themselves to hold on to something...? Seems to me as long as you don't suffer from a medical condition causing you to involuntarily lose muscle tension in your hands, it's a pretty simple task. I mean, how often do you spill hot beverages over your pants?
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Old Jan 29, 2010, 07:35 AM   #20
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It's not the same as dropping a macbook because the macbook screen is not out and exposed like the iPad. with a notebook you will most likely dent the body, with an iPad you have a bigger chance of shattering the screen.
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Old Jan 29, 2010, 08:35 AM   #21
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Very likely of cracking the screen, as you can see in my sig that is what happened to me. Although I was putting my iPod in my shirt pocket and completely missed, fell on the ground on the top corner and cracked from there on out. Although it would probably still work IF it was just cracked and not actually broken the LCD.

Mine would always be in the binder case unless I'm just sitting on the bed or couch or at my desk. When it leaves the house it's in the binder case.
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Old Jan 29, 2010, 09:33 AM   #22
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It's not the same as dropping a macbook because the macbook screen is not out and exposed like the iPad. with a notebook you will most likely dent the body, with an iPad you have a bigger chance of shattering the screen.
Unless your house is full of pointy rocks, I fail to see the difference.
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Old Jan 29, 2010, 09:46 AM   #23
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I wonder what Applecare will be for the iPad; iPods are one year...Macs are three... iPad will have two years of non-accidental coverage?
Ipods are 2 years...
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Old Jan 29, 2010, 02:10 PM   #25
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It will float. It is a "Magical device" after all.

I hope to see some of the case for this soon.
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