iPad ipad air destroyed, cracked on soft dirt

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  1. Misskitty, Jan 12, 2014
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    i am scared for the day i drop my iPad, i hope that day never comes.
     
  4. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

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    I guess we shouldn't drop stuff? (Damn gravity).
     
  5. snow755 macrumors 6502a

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    Get a new ipad air and get a outter box case for it and you be all set two go
     
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    People may scoff at cases and say you just need to be careful, but you can't control the actions of others or other causes of accidents.
     
  7. Ries macrumors 68000

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    Watch the concrete drop part, you can see the frame giving in and shattering the glass. This will happen inside a box too, the ipad will push against the inside of the case frame and give in. Thou the case properly will absorb some of the impact force, slowing the ipad.
     
  8. RebornProphet Suspended

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    The "loose dirt" test.

    Did you see the size of some of the rocks in that stuff? No wonder the screen smashed.
     
  9. maflynn Moderator

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    Lesson learned don't drop an iPad in dirt with rocks - seems simple enough
     
  10. RebornProphet Suspended

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    Although now we know why it sounds almost hollow when you tap the glass ... because in parts it is hollow underneath.
     
  11. noisycats macrumors 6502a

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    Define soft dirt...
     
  12. NovemberWhiskey macrumors 68030

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    That might have been "churned up dirt" but it had a lot of pebbles/rocks in it, and those small surface area objects would have shattered the screen easily. P=F/A folks. You can see a few bounce up in the slow mo replay when the ipad drops.

    The rest of the tests are equally as useless, although entertaining. Dropping it in water with an already shattered screen and punctured bezel? Oh yeah, I wonder what was going to happen there. Not even sure what the point of him quickly scooping it out was.

    Shooting it was cool though.
     
  13. osofast240sx macrumors 68030

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    I'm selling the Brooklyn bridge wana buy? All seriousness this was a bias test
     
  14. myrtlebee macrumors 68000

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    Ask Chris Christie.
     
  15. rmhop81 macrumors 68020

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    that's what applecare + is for! i never understand these drop tests. Of course glass will crack or break if you drop it on a hard surface lol
     
  16. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    Not sure why you're shocked. It's not soft. Belly flop from 10 feet up and then tell us how soft it is. There's still an impact and the dirt has little give to dissipate energy -- clearly visible in the slo mo. The bounce indicates that energy wasn't dissipated by the dirt.
     

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