Had the new iPad on my desk and it was standing up on a smart cover folded up. But it then fell right over off the desk hitting the wooden floor. It fell face down which seemed to mean death. Most of it hit the wooden floor and an edge of a carpet. Shocked to see absolutely nothing wrong with it. It fell a good three feet and nothing. Had a radio station playing and it kept going and inspected it to find nothing wrong at all. Is the build better with the added weight? Don't know but that was pretty fortunate. Have a Zagg folio case and am keeping it in that most of the time now. Tough fall and don't want to see it again but fortunate. YMMV.