How dropable is it?

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  1. Sandy Santra macrumors 6502

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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?
     
  2. Webnasty macrumors member

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    That's some mighty negative thinking there sport.
     
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    You'll break the screen and have to buy a new unit since drops won't be covered by Applecare.
     
  4. PorterRocks macrumors 6502

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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.
     
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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? ;)
     
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    I would not be surprised to see pics of shattered ipads on the web on launch day :(
     
  8. frunkis54 macrumors 65816

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    so any takers on buying one to do drop tests.:D
     
  9. Sandy Santra thread starter macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  10. Benito macrumors 6502

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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.
     
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    When you get yours drop it and report back to us - providing a youtube video would be a plus ;)
     
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    But even more important........Will it Blend?

    http://www.blendtec.com/willitblend/
     
  14. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Really??? Still making that joke?

    How could it possibly fit in that blender?
     
  15. Jaro65 macrumors 68040

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    It will only fit in the iBlender. :)
     
  16. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Heh.

    I hope he asks if it will play Doom as well.
     
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    Dent in the floor.
    Warped case.
    Broken or cracked screen.
    Sad look on owner's face.
     
  21. LaNex macrumors 6502

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    You forgot the hole in the wallet.
     
  22. Ports macrumors regular

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    "If you drop it pain will come"

    You may have to sand and recoat the floor. As for the ipad:eek:
     
  23. magpie maniac macrumors 6502

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    How dropable is it?

    Isaac Newton would be so perplexed by this thread.
     
  24. NT1440 macrumors G4

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

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