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snow755

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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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eastercat

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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.
 
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Ries

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Get a new ipad air and get a outter box case for it and you be all set two go

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.
 
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RebornProphet

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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.
 
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maflynn

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

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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.
 
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NovemberWhiskey

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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.
 
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MacManTexas56

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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
 
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takeshi74

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Im shocked all it took was soft dirt to crack the screen.
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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