Dropped my iPad with smart cover on

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  1. littleman18 macrumors member

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    I dropped it while trying to unlock my door and I kicked it on way down it was my first reaction I don't know why but to my amazement not a scratch :) I dropped it on solid concrete as well and it landed face on
     
  2. OneMike macrumors 601

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    kicked it as in slowed the fall down?

    had old iPhone 4 fall face down on concrete once (no kick) was surprised glass didn't break. drop on corner and you won't be as lucky.
     
  3. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Your first reaction was to kick it? :eek:
     
  4. Cutterschoice macrumors member

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    It's what you've done to the insides you need to worry about lol
     
  5. littleman18 thread starter macrumors member

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    I think I tried to catch it on my foot :) didn't work tho but I'm not sure if it was the kick or the smart cover which saved it
     
  6. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Ah, the old flick it up and catch it trick?...Nice if it comes off!
     
  7. littleman18 thread starter macrumors member

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    Use to work on my iPhone but the iPad flick it up trick doesn't work
     
  8. jbimler macrumors regular

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    I've used my foot to break the fall of things in the past. Better than landing on concrete.
     
  9. William.Mantle macrumors 6502

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    Perhaps you should be investing in a proper case

    Kicking an ipad doesnt really add up
     
  10. shyam09 macrumors 68000

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    heh. was it a ninja side kick, or one of those egyptian moves? I bet you quickly fell to the ground on your back, and unleashed one of those break dancing kicks. Perhaps you mastered the arts of Kung Fu and thus protected your iPad through methods of kicking.

    You should be proud :)
     
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  12. Gary79 macrumors newbie

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    I've saved my iPhone several times with the kick flip maneuver. I don't actually kick it like soccer ball, more like I create an angled slide with my leg to reduce its rate of fall.
     
  13. GUCCIMAN macrumors regular

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    Your foot, shoes on or not, is softer than most floors, (since you would be dropping it on concrete, rock, marble, etc etc.) which is essentially softer than the glass. So 'catching' it with your foot, albeit you still have it hit the ground would be the best thing to do if you can't catch it in time. the initial drop get's soften by your foot, and your iPad only falls a max height of about a foot from there on to the floor
     
  14. Silken macrumors member

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    Blimey,sounds like you had a lucky escape! I managed to trip up the stairs at work yesterday and my phone flew across the floor. Thankfully no damage except on my protective case. Phew.
     
  15. MrJay23 macrumors member

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    Kicking the falling object before it hits the ground is what i always do.
    Stopping the momentum of the iPad making it a smaller impact when it hits the ground..did that for my iPhone one time, felt like a baaaaad dude lol
     
  16. sotie macrumors 6502

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    Wow. You got lucky. I dropped an ipad 2 last summer in a case and the screen cracked. Luckily, Apple replaced for free.
     
  17. littleman18 thread starter macrumors member

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    Next time i think I might just put it down while I do impossible tasks with one hand
     

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