Has anyone dropped it yet?

clank72

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Feb 7, 2009
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Is it just me?

Firstly I thought I was really picky with my iphone, but now I have this ipad I'm a nervous reck when someone picks it up. I always suggest my girlfriend to sit down when using it. Then she says "Don't worry, i'm not going to drop it". When she says that I am even more scared.

I'll be the first one to buy the rubber speck cover when it comes out.

Am I alone?
 

scottness

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Mar 18, 2009
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Is it just me?

Firstly I thought I was really picky with my iphone, but now I have this ipad I'm a nervous reck when someone picks it up. I always suggest my girlfriend to sit down when using it. Then she says "Don't worry, i'm not going to drop it". When she says that I am even more scared.

I'll be the first one to buy the rubber speck cover when it comes out.

I'm I alone?
I forgot about all the people who will want to play with it. You're not alone.
 

SchneiderMan

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May 25, 2008
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If that thing falls it will surly break. And even with a case on i have my doubts =/ Of course i'll want to get some protection for it.
 

djrobsd

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May 2, 2008
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Dropped mine tonight!!!

Do not!!! I repeat!! Do not!!! Try to lean your pad against something on your desk to watch a video. Did so and i think the sound from the video actually vibrated my iPad off the desk. Doah!!! Now I have a nice gash in the corner of it. Cool!!!
 

clank72

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Feb 7, 2009
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Do not!!! I repeat!! Do not!!! Try to lean your pad against something on your desk to watch a video. Did so and i think the sound from the video actually vibrated my iPad off the desk. Doah!!! Now I have a nice gash in the corner of it. Cool!!!
Aw man, sorry to hear that. I feel your pain. Specially hurts on the first day. Damn.
 

lotusindigo

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Mar 22, 2010
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I did notice that the thing has major vibrations, so I can totally believe that story happening. I'll probably be a bit of a wreck also.
 

ImperialX

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Jul 17, 2007
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Do not!!! I repeat!! Do not!!! Try to lean your pad against something on your desk to watch a video. Did so and i think the sound from the video actually vibrated my iPad off the desk. Doah!!! Now I have a nice gash in the corner of it. Cool!!!
Thanks for the tip.
 

GermanSuplex

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I didn't drop it, but the first thing I did this morning was drop the charger on top of the screen. Luckily there were no dings, dents, cracks or scratches afterwards.
 

Consultant

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Jun 27, 2007
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If that thing falls it will surly break. And even with a case on i have my doubts =/ Of course i'll want to get some protection for it.
WRONG. That's what people said about iPhone / iPod touch.

However, in real life:

The Original iPhone Stress Tests - PC World
http://www.pcworld.com/article/157529/the_original_iphone_stress_tests.html

It's Tough to Kill an Apple iPhone 3G - PC World
http://www.pcworld.com/article/148310/its_tough_to_kill_an_apple_iphone_3g.html
 

SchneiderMan

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May 25, 2008
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WRONG. That's what people said about iPhone / iPod touch.

However, in real life:

The Original iPhone Stress Tests - PC World
http://www.pcworld.com/article/157529/the_original_iphone_stress_tests.html

It's Tough to Kill an Apple iPhone 3G - PC World
http://www.pcworld.com/article/148310/its_tough_to_kill_an_apple_iphone_3g.html
The iPad is way heavier!

Update: Check this guy out, drops the iPad on the ground and you can already see the screen crack. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGUppxoJUVg&feature=player_embedded
 

wesker

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Apr 3, 2010
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Do not!!! I repeat!! Do not!!! Try to lean your pad against something on your desk to watch a video. Did so and i think the sound from the video actually vibrated my iPad off the desk. Doah!!! Now I have a nice gash in the corner of it. Cool!!!
:eek:
 

ImperialX

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Jul 17, 2007
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ImperialX

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Who the hell is talking about iPhones??! It's like comparing a feather to an egg.
The iPad is not that much different compared to the iPhone in terms of hardware design to be honest. I guess it's not as tightly packed together, but that's still not the difference between a feather and an egg.
 

instaxgirl

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Mar 11, 2009
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WRONG. That's what people said about iPhone / iPod touch.

However, in real life:

The Original iPhone Stress Tests - PC World
http://www.pcworld.com/article/157529/the_original_iphone_stress_tests.html

It's Tough to Kill an Apple iPhone 3G - PC World
http://www.pcworld.com/article/148310/its_tough_to_kill_an_apple_iphone_3g.html
Which isn't to say that they never break, everyone's seen a broken/cracked iPhone right? (I don't even mean on here, I mean out there in the world)

So, I'd say just don't drop it. You only have to be unlucky in the way it falls once.