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iPad Mini Survives Dunk Test, Cracks in Drop Tests but Still Functions

As is always the case with new iOS device launches, some early purchasers are interested in putting the products through drop tests and other experiments in order to test their durability. The iPad mini is no exception, and several drop and dunk test videos have already been posted.

Android Authority has a comparison between the iPad mini and Nexus 7 tablets, putting each device through a series of three drops from approximately chest high.


While the iPad mini did suffer a fair amount of damage, including a cracked screen, it did outperform the Nexus 7 in that it continued to function after being dropped.


Warranty company SquareTrade has also performed its own drop and dunk tests comparing the iPad mini to the Nexus 7 and the third-generation iPad. In the drop tests using a dedicated rig, the iPad mini held up well in a corner drop, but the screen did shatter on a face-down drop. In the dunk test, which involved placing each device in a tub of water for ten seconds, the iPad mini continued to function normally, while the iPad appeared to develop a sluggish home button and the Nexus 7 reset itself and became non-responsive.



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27 months ago
Breaking news: electronic devices made of glass break if you drop them!

:confused:
Rating: 32 Votes
27 months ago
$1,000 worth of useless reporting.
Rating: 29 Votes
27 months ago

Breaking news: electronic devices made of glass break if you drop them!

:confused:


And... probably won't work if you take them in the shower with you. :eek:
Rating: 11 Votes
27 months ago
I wish somebody dropped him face down...
Rating: 11 Votes
27 months ago
Well not scientific but still a decent example of durability.

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Personally I'd kick my device on the way down to break the fall
Rating: 7 Votes
27 months ago
These people are idiots. This doesn't make me want to drop my devices any more or any less.
Rating: 6 Votes
27 months ago
Yawn.
I am still waiting for the Institute of Highway Safety's test of crashing a SUV into a pedestrian who isn't paying attention to anything but a funny kitten video on YouTube.

How does the iPad fair then?
Rating: 5 Votes
27 months ago
These tests do no represent real world incidents!!! Drive by shootings in Detroit, powerful sorcery and satellites falling onto it are more realistic and representative of daily living...
Rating: 5 Votes
27 months ago
Waiting for people to go buy new cars and run them into walls
Rating: 5 Votes
27 months ago
Bunch of idiots....Hmmm Glass breaks when you drop it on concrete...Who knew
Rating: 5 Votes

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