Apple iPad Air and iPad mini 2 with Retina Display drop tests

Apple iPad Air and iPad mini 2 with Retina Display drop tests
The new iPad Air and the iPad mini 2 with Retina Display sport the same slick 7.5mm thin bodies, while the 9.7-incher is record light to boot, at least in its category. 

The new iPads are still crafted out of aluminum, though, so dropping them should be more stressful on the internals and the screen than if they were made out of plastic as most other tablets, right?

Well, we'll leave you decide as we round up a few drop test videos that have been recorded while torturing the two new slates to see how fast they will give up the ghost.

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iPad mini 2
  • Display 7.9" 2048 x 1536 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A7, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 6471 mAh
iPad Air
  • Display 9.7" 2048 x 1536 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A7, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 8820 mAh

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11 Comments

1. ianbbaa

Posts: 332; Member since: Mar 20, 2013

Go on and better buy Surface...

2. alpinejason

Posts: 262; Member since: Sep 06, 2011

Gorilla glasssucks I would rather have plastic that scratches than this crap

3. TechCrazyedBoy

Posts: 129; Member since: Nov 12, 2013

try dragontrail... it will shock you!

4. xfire99

Posts: 1205; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

That day a tablet/smartphone dont get the screen cracked when dropping like that on concrete and I say its real innovation.

5. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

I thought that day was here with LG's and Samsung's flexible displays. If you can apply pressure to the curved LG phone without breaking it I would "assume" that a drop test would not break the glass (or what ever their using) from a normal height. http://www.phonearena.com/news/14-second-video-shows-that-the-LG-G-Flex-really-does-flex_id49052

9. xfire99

Posts: 1205; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Could've donated those to DJ. SMDH!

7. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Breaking news. If you drop glass on concrete it will break.

8. KenJr

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

Nobody is his or her right mind will carry around a tablet of any kind that is not in a protective case. My iPad Mini Retina will arrive Tuesday. I paid an extra $69 for Apple's leather case and cover. How about a real world drop test using a protective, but not bulky, case and cover (for instance the one I've ordered from Apple).

11. Pancholo

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

I've seen old ladies taking pictures with their iPads - no covers - at weddings. I chuckle everytime, yo.

10. Pancholo

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Better use some plastic cover to better protect the glass and back... Oh, wait.

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