iPad free falls from space, survives to tell the story

iPad free falls from space, survives to tell the story
If you’re a case maker for iPads, you really have to make something unique to stand out in the market. G-Form, makers of the Extreme cases for iPads, have just taken unique to the next level by launching the iPad in space. Or at least if we take a very vague definition of space - a distance over 100,000 feet above our planet. The official definition is more than three times that but let’s not be formalists here.

An iPad clad only in a G-Form Extreme Edge case was elevated to that height and then it was left to free fall back to Earth. The outcome? Yep, it survived and worked as if nothing happened.

G-Form with their Extreme case have a track record of dropping, throwing and driving over iPads, and the tablet has survived in all of the circumstances. Would that be enough to protect it from a kid, though? Our bet is yes, but you let us know how it fares if you own one.

source: 9to5Mac



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17 Comments

1. sudhar131998

Posts: 63; Member since: Sep 06, 2011

I would really like to iphone 4 and 4s surviving this without any case and living to tell the story with the same shattered glass that appeared on it after surviving a 30,000 ft drop.

3. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

The iphone 4 or 4s unfortunately usually doesn't survive a fall from about waist height without a strong case. Great for those who sell phone insurance though!

10. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

let me burst your Bubble.. for a minute... the iphone is made out of glass..

14. haroonazeem638

Posts: 141; Member since: Mar 29, 2011

Yes, but Apple was so cheap to add a gorilla glass instead of a so called premium quality glass (which scratches easily too). My Samsung galaxy S2 is also MADE OF GLASS BUT IT DOESNT SHATTER LIKE THE s**tTY IPHONE DOES. You deserve a punch in the face for thinking that only the iphone 4 and 4s screens are made of glass.

2. elite monkey

Posts: 21; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

I can see the point of this marketing wise however, once the iPad has reached terminal velocity it wont go any faster so really it his the ground at the same speed as it would've if you had dropped it from 2000 feet

6. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

or 500. That was my first thought in my head lol. but yea, it does make for great marketing as most people have no idea what terminal velocity is :)

17. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Those that have taken physics do. A=9.8m/s2 until terimnal velocity is reached. Still impressive. If they performed this in a vacum wow:).

4. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

This case is vital for all ifans as almost all of them will certainly end up dropping their ipad from space by accident at some time or other

5. Arpad

Posts: 40; Member since: Jan 05, 2012

That black battery thing in the middle of the iPad made it fall with the back side down and maximised the air resistance. As elite monkey stated it reached terminal velocity within 2000feet. So there is nothing to see here....move along.

7. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

If it falls from space the ipad would of burn up in the atmosphere

8. DIYguy

Posts: 190; Member since: Feb 27, 2011

sound... in space?

9. DIYguy

Posts: 190; Member since: Feb 27, 2011

uh, any phone or tablet will survive any kind of fall if its properly shielded...

11. systamatics

Posts: 63; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Android already did that

12. ZayZay

Posts: 571; Member since: Feb 26, 2011

Simpsons did it.

15. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

I did it

13. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Title of the article is misleading: should read something more like "Thanks to amazing case, iPad survives a 100,000 foot free fall"; the way it's currently titled makes it seem like a bare ipad survived, which, pardon the pun, isn't the case. That being said, the stunt was overdone; all they had to do was take it as high as it would need to go to reach terminal velocity before it'd hit the ground.

16. gammaSharma

Posts: 33; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Doesn't matter if its dropped from space of Mars or 10th floor. Objects reach terminal velocity soon after acceleration for 9.8m/sec sqr. This is just a apple gimmic.

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