iPad 2 with a Smart Cover featured in a non-smart drop test

iPad 2 with a Smart Cover featured in a non-smart drop test
Okay, so you’ve got the iPad 2 and you’re wondering: can it survive a waist high drop? Fear not because: a) you’re not alone and b) it might. It takes a group of Apple apostates who have self-willingly sacrificed two of the super slim tablets for a series of cold-blooded nearly scientific drop tests. First off, they started with a waist-high drop of a smartly covered iPad 2 on one hand and a plain non-protected iPad, both featured in this experiment which you should definitely not try to re-enact in your homes. Both iPads dropped on the cement with a crack, much like the one you might get if you're among the weak of heart in the iCrowd. The second test involves dropping the said tablet from an even higher distance, and some golfing adds to the fun in the end, but hey don’t expect us to spoil all the fun – check out the video below for the outcome!

source: All Things D

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iPad 2
  • Display 9.7" 1024 x 768 pixels
  • Camera 0.7 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Apple A5, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 6944 mAh



1. dudemanrod

Posts: 39; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

the odds of it falling flat and not on a corner are very very low... if you drop any tablet from waist/shoulder height onto a hard surface like cement, it's going to break 99% of the time...

2. ding2134

Posts: 38; Member since: Dec 30, 2008


3. dudemanrod

Posts: 39; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

mohammed jihad?

4. r2212xx

Posts: 41; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

They had the nerve to purchase two iPads and then smash them away..... Bravo !

7. AndroidTroll

Posts: 359; Member since: Mar 05, 2011

yeah but they shouldn't waste them like that...Do you know how many Foxconn workers die making those things!?! Have a little respect for the poor slave workers worked to the bone on Steve Jobs watch.

6. lorive unregistered

Hello, with a Piel Frama case this would not happen, I am completly sure :) Regards everybody !!

8. E.J.Su

Posts: 25; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

You don't need a drop test to know when you put a cover on a glass will help absorb the impact. Pretty useless test in my opinion.

10. XxVerbalxX unregistered

i think the test was for how MUCH it helps, not if it will help at all.....so ur brilliant

9. therygy

Posts: 94; Member since: May 24, 2010

i dropped my ipad 2 12 days after i bought it and i had the smart cover on it and i was walking around a corner in my house and bumped my elbow against the wall and dropped my ipad at waist level. The smart cover fell off but luckily my ipad mostly fell on the corner and the crack was not bad at all. I did not have a warranty and took it to apple a couple weeks later to see how much it would cost to fix it, and they just replaced it. apple is the best and any computers or anything i'm going to them to buy.

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