Soo what happens when you drop your iPad???

Discussion in 'iPad' started by jsnuff1, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. jsnuff1 macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  2. Techhie macrumors 65816

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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
     
  3. agkm800 macrumors 6502a

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  4. TheRenfro macrumors newbie

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    I'm sure Incase is already developing a Slider Case for it.
     
  5. MrFrodo macrumors newbie

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    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..... :D
     
  6. steve-p macrumors 68000

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    Who will be the first to drop one in the toilet I wonder :D
     
  7. rgarjr macrumors 603

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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.
     
  8. greygray macrumors 68000

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  9. Lesser Evets macrumors 68040

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    Cuss.
    Guards at Gitmo.

    They'll put the Koran on there and enrage a prisoner by dropping it in the toilet.
     
  10. bobob macrumors 68020

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  11. miles01110 macrumors Core

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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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  13. northernbaldy macrumors 6502a

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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
     
  14. maflynn Moderator

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    What happens? The same thing when drop any other delicate electronic - it breaks, dents shatters.
     
  15. master-ceo macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  16. Ragnar macrumors member

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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
     
  17. bobob macrumors 68020

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    Good gawd! What percentage of the forum is obsessed with tampons?
     
  18. Chupa Chupa macrumors G4

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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.
     
  19. tkermit macrumors 68030

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    I'm sure it will bounce right back up...

    It is bound to get dropped a lot because it's mobile? :confused: 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?
     
  20. bigjnyc macrumors 68040

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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.
     
  21. Rapmastac1 macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  22. bobob macrumors 68020

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    Unless your house is full of pointy rocks, I fail to see the difference.
     
  23. lionheartednyhc macrumors 65816

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    Ipods are 2 years...
     
  24. bbydon macrumors 6502a

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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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