How dropable is it?

Sandy Santra

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iPad weighs a lot more than an iPhone. Dropped from waist level onto a hardwood floor, what's the damage going to be?
 

PorterRocks

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Jan 31, 2010
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I would assume that there would not be much if you dropped it on its back with the aluminum. However, it does have a much larger sheet of glass on the front. I would just suggest being careful with it like you would your laptop. I don't even like dropping my iPhone.
 

samcraig

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Jun 22, 2009
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But where will the water sensors (and how many) will there be.

Will I be able to read in the tub or float a drink on it while at the pool? ;)
 

Sandy Santra

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So obviously I'll have to treat it like my 17" MBP, rather than my iPhone. I've dropped my iPhone at least a dozen times, sometimes on VERY hard surfaces (NYC subway platforms), with never any problem. But I've never dropped my MBP; so that's the strategy I'll take with the iPad.

I wonder if Speck will put out a product for the back.
 

Benito

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Jan 5, 2010
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Of course it will depend on what part of it hits the ground first. I'd say a fair amount of damage like chips and dents. But a cracked screen would also be possible as well.
 

dave1812dave

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May 15, 2009
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iPad weighs a lot more than an iPhone. Dropped from waist level onto a hardwood floor, what's the damage going to be?
Buy it with an American Express card--accidental damage protection is automatically guaranteed for the first 90 days of purchase. AFter that, be more careful. :)

https://www212.americanexpress.com/dsmlive/dsm/dom/us/en/feefreeservices/faqs/purchaseprotection_ccsg_faq.do?vgnextoid=1a9f667b2eaed010VgnVCM20000012b3ad94RCRD&vgnextchannel=45122012dd5fd010VgnVCM10000084b3ad94RCRD&name=purchaseprotection_ccsg_faq&type=intfaq
 

NT1440

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I'm hoping Apple is switching to Gorilla Glass or something similar, that crap is damn near indestructible and unscratchable.