The new iPad bests heat, cold, and water in brutal torture test

The new iPad bests heat, cold, and water in brutal torture test
The video below falls squarely into the realm of “things never to do to your gadget”. Luckily Cnet’s Molly Wood decided to do it for you, and it makes for some pretty compelling video. They selected the new iPad to serve as the first “guest” on a new set of torture tests to see how our gadgets stack up when exposed to the brutal conditions that they may encounter (presumably by accident) in real life.

To that end the new iPad gets left in a freezer, baked in an oven, dropped, keyed, and even doused with water (though mercifully not fully submerged). If you’re a true iConnoisseur at heart it may be difficult to watch, but Apple’s latest tablet proves to be quite the trooper.

The five minute video is certainly worth a watch, but we’d also like to hear from you – what’s the worst thing you’ve done to your phone or tablet that still resulted in a happy ending? Share it with us in the comments section below.



source: Cnet

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32 Comments

1. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

that alone is why the new ipad is king of tablets...

4. sorcio46

Posts: 435; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

Ok, test without scientifical precision made by some kids, you know what they say? ... Nothing !

5. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

it could have been done with chimpanzees..the beat the ipad wook that. was real...

8. sorcio46

Posts: 435; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

A drop test has thousands of variables, is science not fanboism. That iPad would break if the test was done in a different type of floor.. so Apple would say you are using the wrong floor :D!

13. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

look man it is what it is.. ok the test was done if you dont believe in it. dont.. but i do.. nice talking to you

15. sorcio46

Posts: 435; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

For your mind even flying iPigs exist... isn't nice to talk with an iFan that doesn't know what is physics and science tecnology -.-

16. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

it has nothing to do if I am an fan or not.. I just agree to an article.. dont recal saying or believing pigs fly but I guess to make your argument valid you had to go there. so not surprise from a fandroid..

29. sithman

Posts: 299; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

Well said

17. c.hack

Posts: 614; Member since: Dec 09, 2009

Try that in English?

19. KissyQueeny

Posts: 17; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

Just ignore them, gallitoking, phonearena is infested with fandroids. No freedom of speech whatsoever. Good luck expressing positive opinion about things other than android. I'm sick of the OS only because of it's fans, better said, religious fanatics.

20. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

You are hilarious. Thank you sir.

24. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

thank you..

30. sithman

Posts: 299; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

Nice post. Well said, and oh so true.

33. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

haha, like as if Gallito is not an iReligious fanatic..

14. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"New" iPad is based on hot glue...

27. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Oh, okay. Normal people don't bake their tablets. If you drop it, it'll still shatter. The OS still sucks.

28. sithman

Posts: 299; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

The people thumbing u down know how good a tablet the iPad is, but simply hate apple so much they won't give them any credit whatsoever. Tech companies want to kill the iPad/iPhone for a reason,and it isn't because apple products suck... It's because apple products r top notch in performance, and build quality. If android is Nissan then apple is Honda, they're apples to oranges meaning both r excellent and u can't go wrong either way. Let the thumbs down begin, cuz u know I'm rite. Remember coke tries to kill Pepsi, not Shasta.

31. sithman

Posts: 299; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

Only one thumbs down c'mon droiders u can do better than that lol.

35. darkkjedii

Posts: 31291; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Good post man and very true.

2. iWorld

Posts: 85; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Nonsense........

10. HTCFreak

Posts: 156; Member since: Jul 17, 2010

Android devices survive the test: Oh yeah, awesome! Cool, great! Apple devices survive: BS! Lies! Nonsense! Fanboys, fanboys everywhere... :)

3. Yummy

Posts: 117; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Very interesting, wasn't expecting that and have to give it props!

9. HTCFreak

Posts: 156; Member since: Jul 17, 2010

Now we can't call it iFragile anymore, lol! But yeah, as she said, that is a really tough iPad! :)

12. Yummy

Posts: 117; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Well yes there have been certain occurrences when you drop an apple product about a few inches of the floor and it breaks, but it all depends on how you treat your devices, and anyone can make easy hype on a product.

6. Aeires unregistered

Cool vid, thanks for posting. Nothing in the test doesn't seem too unreal (depending on where you live).

7. fraydoe

Posts: 57; Member since: Dec 27, 2011

*waits for more fandroids to bash*

11. VJo003

Posts: 365; Member since: Mar 11, 2012

Nice babe

18. adi4u4882

Posts: 137; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

She give me a feeling like i still live in the 90s.

32. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

i really want to see if she dropped a nokia 3310 on an iPad. It will be pulverized.

34. mobilefuture

Posts: 224; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

this woman clearly doesn't know how to drop an ipad or any other smartphone/tablet. Ask the guys who had to suffer, they'll know how to really test a smartphone/tablet

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