I have dropped my iPad2 3 times!!! Im so lucky The first time was on carpet from my bed, like 2.5 feet so not that back, but the next time was really bad, 3 feet on a hardwood floor. Scuffed the top corner of the aluminum back but not performance damage, so luck. Then the final time I dropped it flat on its screen from 3 feet up on a hardwood floor, however I had the smart cover in the same hand (not not) and it landed first then the iPad on top of it. I thought for sure I had internal damage because it looked like the screen froze-up a little bit. So I just turned it off and let it chill for like 20 min. then turned it back on, no issues. Im super lucky!