iPad mini Dropped iPad Mini

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  1. carjakester macrumors 68020

    carjakester

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    i dropped mine screen first on to hardwood floor from about 4.5 feet and it is perfectly fine. are iPads usually this tough or did i get lucky?

    i have a full skinomi skin around it so that might have helped. still crazy that there isn't even a dent or any sign that it has been dropped.
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    I'm thinking luck more then tough design :)

    Glad it ok :)
     
  3. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    Maybe a little of both. My wife dropped hers on our wood floor about a year ago. It had a back shell and Smartcover on it. There is a tiny chip in the glass and a hairline crack near the home button. Luckily it missed the screen and hasn't spread. The black bezel makes it almost unnoticeable.

    I am guessing it is all about the angle and the amount of impact. Glad it worked out ok for you!
     
  4. decksnap macrumors 68040

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    I watched mine bounce down ten stairs naked, onto the wood floor, bounce off the door, then down on its face. There is a huge dent in my floor and not a scratch on my ipad. Pretty amazed, and lucky.
     
  5. raccoonboy macrumors 6502a

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    pure luck, especially when u are talking Ipad mini with thinner glass and more delicate body.
     
  6. rdy0329 macrumors 6502

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    Mine got dropped at around 5 feet from the ground (tile floor). The impact was on the upper right portion of the back of the iPad mini and not a single dent, crack on screen or internal hardware failures! The paint was chipped off but did not deform the chassis of the iPad.

    I think its luck and tough design, I saw Apple drop testing iPads in one of their promotional videos and they seem to know their stuff.
     
  7. Shanghaichica macrumors 604

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    My ipad mini survived a similar drop to yours last year. It made such a loud bang when it dropped I thought I'd had it but it's intact and didn't have a mark on it. I had it in a Belkin case. It was just a regular folio case.
     
  8. carjakester thread starter macrumors 68020

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    That would be terrible to watch, to just see it tumbling down the steps.
     

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