All iPads iPad's certified for altitudes well above Apple's 10,000ft.

Discussion in 'iPad' started by PracticalMac, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. PracticalMac macrumors 68030

    Jan 22, 2009
    Testing by Jeppesen has cleared the iPad 4 and mini for use up to 51,000ft

    This is NOT 51,000 ft inside a pressurized airplane, this is
    SUDDEN DECOMPRESSION from atmospheric pressures of 0 to 8000 ft (simulated cabin pressure) to 51,000ft in less then 1/2 a second!! :eek: :eek:
    Any air inside the iPad's will be violently expelled when it suddenly has about 1/7 of the outside pressure on it, and suffer instant condensation inside and outside the device.
    Finally the ingress of more humid air is forced in as the pressure returns to sea level.

    Arguably this test is much more through and demanding then drop tests and dunk tests.

    Apple quotes for its alt as:
    More details on earlier tests (iPad 2), and a report of said test report.

  2. reputationZed macrumors 65816

    Mar 9, 2011
    34°55′42″N 80°44′41″W (34.
    Impressive, but I was hoping for a drop test from 51,000 feet.
  3. barkomatic macrumors 68040

    Aug 8, 2008
    I will not be impressed until the iPad survives re-entry from a near earth orbit.
  4. BiggAW macrumors 68020

    Jun 19, 2010
    Not that worried about it. The chance of actually encountering a sudden decompression is near zero.
  5. PracticalMac thread starter macrumors 68030

    Jan 22, 2009
    But wouldn't you be happy to know you iPad will work fine if it does happen? ;)

    Call Felix Baumgartner, he can make it happen!
  6. AzN1337c0d3r macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2010
    They have to worry about it. On some airplanes, the iPad is replacing some paper documents like checklists and plane manuals. They want pilots to have access to those, especially in the event of a decompression.
  7. Tokes Green macrumors regular

    Tokes Green

    Jan 25, 2011
    Here, there, and everywhere.
    Cool to know, although if it did happen I think the last thing on my mind would be my ipad!

    Ok, unless I was the pilot then lol
  8. layziegtp macrumors regular

    Oct 26, 2009
    I can see where this might be useful...

    Attached Files:

  9. Rafterman macrumors 68000

    Apr 23, 2010
    Yeah, I would think sudden decompression at 51,000 feet would move the iPad down your "List of Worries" pretty far. Things on that list ahead of "is my iPad working" are, for example: "is my blood boiling yet?"
  10. BiggAW macrumors 68020

    Jun 19, 2010
    That's actually a good point. Just not something I have to worry about!
  11. PracticalMac thread starter macrumors 68030

    Jan 22, 2009
    Rumor is the Nexus tables came apart in test. :eek:

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