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New iPad doesn't fare any better in drop test than the old iPad

New iPad doesn't fare any better in drop tests than the old iPad
If you want to know how the new iPad stands up to abuse…or even if you’re secretly beginning to hate the new iPad from all the media coverage of the last several days, boy do we have the video for you! The team at SquareTrade, who has been breaking things on video for some time now, put all 3,145,728 pixels through their short regiment of drop torture-testing. We won’t tell you which iPad does better, but let's just say it’s not a happy ending for either generation of iSlate.

Be warned: if you already picked up a new iPad the video may induce involuntary shuddering. SquareTrade doesn’t do their drop tests out of some perverse hatred for mobile technology – they are an insurance company for gadgets and is offering – you guessed it – a battalion of various insurance plans for the new iPad models.

If you decide to get a warranty, we recommend you shop around – not only does SquareTrade offer several plans, but Apple does too (if you purchase your device through an Apple store). Network carriers, big box retail outlets, and several others are also be happy to hook you on one of their insurance plans, so do yourself a favor and do your comparison shopping homework ahead of time if you plan to purchase protection along with your iTablet.

And finally, we strongly encourage you not to try and duplicate SquareTrade’s drop test.  Please!

source: SquareTrade via AllThingsD

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