Apple iPad Air goes to the firing range, loses against bullets, BBs, dirt and Google Glass
0. phoneArena 05 Nov 2013, 00:51 posted on
High resolution slow motion video is neat to watch regardless of the subject matter. However, seeing...
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1. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)
That is one violent, disgruntled Apple customer.
2. arsenaljimenez (Posts: 151; Member since: 03 May 2012)
Dirt? It broke with dirt? Really? Smh
4. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
Physics. It's what's under the dirt. Recall Newton's observation -- something under the dirt is pushing back with equal force in the opposite direction.
14. 14545 (Posts: 1231; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)
Thank you for that astute observation. :rolleyes:
6. Sniggly (Posts: 7230; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Lol, I don't think Apple Care's gonna cover that one, though I would love for him to film THAT conversation.
8. _Bone_ (Posts: 2147; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
Can't these idiots just donate the $500 to charity?
10. lalalaman (Posts: 487; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)
That last shot was insane...these guys r really great shooter:)
15. 14545 (Posts: 1231; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)
Not really. You are talking about a .50 caliber bullet. It's hard to miss from 20 yards with a bullet that size.
17. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
14545, you like to say dumb things, it IS easy to miss since the iPad was target was narrow at 7.5mm thick. Again, the target is a edge wise to the shooter.
It has nothing to do with the size of the caliber because the goal of the shot wasn't to hit the iPad but to CUT through the 7.5mm bogey.
18. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
I'll break down the math since people like 14545 don't get the concept.
The iPad is placed in a position such that the 7.5 mm edge faces the shooter.
The iPad is 240 mm tall and at 7.5 mm gives a total target surface area of 1,800 mm. In inches, it is 9.4" by 0.29" or 2.72".
However, since the shooter wants to cut through the iPad in the middle, the ACTUALLY target size is now reduced to about 10% or 180 mm or 0.27". Remember, if the shooter is off, then the bullet won't go through the middle of iPad.
I have no idea how far the shooter was from the iPad, but a target size of 0.27" in diameter is not an easy shot.
11. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1095; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
obviously this tablet ain't fo kids
12. darkkjedii (Posts: 14516; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
I can't wait for ilia1986's comment. Should be a good one.
13. Miracles (Posts: 560; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)
I'm sure if he called Tim Cook...he might be eligible for a replacement LOL. Just need to make up a story of how his iPad took multiple bullets for him (ughshs HTC). :D