Apple iPad Air goes to the firing range, loses against bullets, BBs, dirt and Google Glass

Apple iPad Air goes to the firing range, loses against bullets, BBs, dirt and Google Glass
High resolution slow motion video is neat to watch regardless of the subject matter. However, seeing the effect of what a high-caliber bullet does to a stationary target in slow-motion is a horse of a different color.

Love them or hate them, the impact of a round fired from a rifle is a disrupting event to its target. Richard Ryan takes a couple prize picks from his arsenal along with a new Apple iPad Air and we get to see happens.

It is more than just a bullet fest too. First, we get to see Ryan blast a 50 caliber round through the iPad from the perspective of Google Glass. The round hits its mark at roughly 2,800 feet per second, going so fast that the iPad barely moves.

In the next series, we see what the iPad gets subjected to before that fateful bullet, and the initial results are somewhat surprising. The iPad Air takes a fall in some loose dirt and the screen cracks immediately. The rest of the drop tests build on that damage.

Then Ryan whips out an Airsoft MP7 and unloads a bunch of pellets on the screen, peppering the landscape. Finally, we see how to slice an iPad lengthwise and widthwise using a high-powered rifle. The slow-motion footage is impressive as always and it shows some great precision used in pursuit of “disassembling” the new iPad Air.

source: RatedRR (YouTube)


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18 Comments

1. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

That is one violent, disgruntled Apple customer.

2. arsenaljimenez

Posts: 198; Member since: May 03, 2012

Dirt? It broke with dirt? Really? Smh

4. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 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: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Thank you for that astute observation. :rolleyes:

3. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

Good thing he bought Apple Care.

6. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Lol, I don't think Apple Care's gonna cover that one, though I would love for him to film THAT conversation.

5. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

I came.

7. chemhaz

Posts: 161; Member since: May 04, 2012

The best application of an iPad

8. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Can't these idiots just donate the $500 to charity?

9. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

But then we wouldn't be entertained. :(

10. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

That last shot was insane...these guys r really great shooter:)

15. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Not really. You are talking about a .50 caliber bullet. It's hard to miss from 20 yards with a bullet that size.

16. Gawain

Posts: 443; Member since: Apr 15, 2010

That was more than 20 yards.

17. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 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. SMH.

18. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 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: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

obviously this tablet ain't fo kids

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31338; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I can't wait for ilia1986's comment. Should be a good one.

13. Miracles

Posts: 560; Member since: Aug 31, 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

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