iPad free falls from space, survives to tell the story
1. sudhar131998 (Posts: 63; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)
I would really like to iphone 4 and 4s surviving this without any case and living to tell the story with the same shattered glass that appeared on it after surviving a 30,000 ft drop.
3. andro. (Posts: 1974; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
The iphone 4 or 4s unfortunately usually doesn't survive a fall from about waist height without a strong case. Great for those who sell phone insurance though!
10. gallitoking (Posts: 4693; Member since: 17 May 2011)
let me burst your Bubble.. for a minute... the iphone is made out of glass..
14. haroonazeem638 (Posts: 130; Member since: 29 Mar 2011)
Yes, but Apple was so cheap to add a gorilla glass instead of a so called premium quality glass (which scratches easily too).
My Samsung galaxy S2 is also MADE OF GLASS BUT IT DOESNT SHATTER LIKE THE s**tTY IPHONE DOES.
You deserve a punch in the face for thinking that only the iphone 4 and 4s screens are made of glass.
2. elite monkey (Posts: 21; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
I can see the point of this marketing wise however, once the iPad has reached terminal velocity it wont go any faster so really it his the ground at the same speed as it would've if you had dropped it from 2000 feet
6. remixfa (Posts: 14224; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
or 500. That was my first thought in my head lol. but yea, it does make for great marketing as most people have no idea what terminal velocity is :)
17. biophone (Posts: 1896; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
Those that have taken physics do. A=9.8m/s2 until terimnal velocity is reached. Still impressive. If they performed this in a vacum wow:).
4. andro. (Posts: 1974; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
This case is vital for all ifans as almost all of them will certainly end up dropping their ipad from space by accident at some time or other
5. Arpad (Posts: 39; Member since: 05 Jan 2012)
That black battery thing in the middle of the iPad made it fall with the back side down and maximised the air resistance. As elite monkey stated it reached terminal velocity within 2000feet. So there is nothing to see here....move along.
7. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6803; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
If it falls from space the ipad would of burn up in the atmosphere
9. DIYguy (Posts: 190; Member since: 27 Feb 2011)
uh, any phone or tablet will survive any kind of fall if its properly shielded...
13. -box- (Posts: 3913; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Title of the article is misleading: should read something more like "Thanks to amazing case, iPad survives a 100,000 foot free fall"; the way it's currently titled makes it seem like a bare ipad survived, which, pardon the pun, isn't the case.
That being said, the stunt was overdone; all they had to do was take it as high as it would need to go to reach terminal velocity before it'd hit the ground.
16. gammaSharma (Posts: 33; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)
Doesn't matter if its dropped from space of Mars or 10th floor. Objects reach terminal velocity soon after acceleration for 9.8m/sec sqr.
This is just a apple gimmic.