Just how durable my iPad is?

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  1. Ser Aphim

    Ser Aphim iPad Junkie

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    So recently I just wanna share all the drops and tumble my iPad have been through. You will be amazed.

    1st fall: iPad fell from my hand. As high as my chest section. It fell on its side, which caused only an indentionon its side. Wow.

    2nd fall: 7 feet fall from a drawer as high as, well 7 feet. As also what happened on my its 1st fall, an indention, on the same side. No cracks on the screen.

    3rd fall: It fell face first to the floor by my baby sister. She is about 1-3 feet tall. No cracks. Touchscreen wasn't working at first but a hard reset did the trick.

    4th fall: Fell from my bag. First side then bounced and fell on its face. Only an indention on the side but no cracks.

    I don't know if this is just luck, but I can't believe how durable it is. I have seen many drop test, all caused cracks on the iPad but mine surviving 4 falls, which most are very high.
     
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    AQ_OC Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Why don't you put it in a protective case? I've owned four iPads and have never dropped any of them (they all live in cases, so that is why). At your current rate, your luck will run out soon.
     
  3. Ser Aphim

    Ser Aphim iPad Junkie

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    Well thats the problem. The case broke. So I can't use it. I bought it in a apple retailer store.

    There isn't a retailer in my province. No one sells iPad cases here.
     
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    cruiser111 iPad Fan

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    Try Amazon.com. Plenty of good reasonably priced sases.
     
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    scifan57 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Try the Apple online store, it has it's own app in the App Store.
     
  6. Ser Aphim

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    From what I know it needs credit cards, which I am not fond of using.
     
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    scifan57 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    You're right, it needs a credit card or an Apple Store gift card. To buy the gift card, you need either a credit card online or cash, credit card, or debit card at an Apple Store in person.
     
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    I think you'll be less fond if you can no longer use your iPad if one last drop cracks your screen to the point it cannot be repaired.

    Invest in something to protect it. You have shared with us 4 incidences of iPad drops which to me is not good.
     
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    So in the scale, its very bad?
     
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    I bought a silicon case, from amazon ,the screen is always visible but the casing is grippable non slip might be a good idea for a butterfingers. Also bonus for me the case is now never freezing cold on my hands.I also have a zip up case for transporting. Together both of these cost appox £20. You have been REALLY lucky so far.
     
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    We'll this says that you either need a good protective case like a Otter Box or Survivor, or you need to be more responsible and treat electronics better

    Sent from my iPad mini using iPF
     

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