These guys destroy the iPad Air so you don’t have to

If you’re curious how Apple’s new iPad Air stands up in the typical drop test videos–or perhaps an Airsoft MP7 rifle is more your thing– there are fortunately plenty of crazies online that, as usual, have destroyed their new tablet so you won’t have to. The tablet doesn’t seem to hold up all that well when put under somewhat extreme ‘real world’ conditions. The iPad Air’s display completely shatters when dropped in the dirt– not exactly the same results as the drop test that makes a brief appearance in Apple’s own iPad Air ad. A few more drop tests from around the web below:

Author Ad Placeholder
Will only appear on redesign env.

FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links. More.

You’re reading 9to5Mac — experts who break news about Apple and its surrounding ecosystem, day after day. Be sure to check out our homepage for all the latest news, and follow 9to5Mac on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to stay in the loop. Don’t know where to start? Check out our exclusive stories, reviews, how-tos, and subscribe to our YouTube channel

Comments

  1. Alex Yamil - 9 years ago

    heading to Spigen to get the glass front protection

  2. Mark3785 (@Mark3785) - 9 years ago

    Glass is brittle, even Gorilla glass. This is why we buy screen protectors, cases and Applecare+.

  3. rob nienburg (@robogobo) - 9 years ago

    Those are real world tests? What a bunch of rednecks.

  4. Tayfun Turanligil - 9 years ago

    why people even do this

  5. Craig Olson - 9 years ago

    No, I don’t buy screen protectors or cases. I just make it a point not to drop it face down on concrete and I’m all good!

Author

Avatar for Jordan Kahn Jordan Kahn

Jordan writes about all things Apple as Senior Editor of 9to5Mac, & contributes to 9to5Google, 9to5Toys, & Electrek.co. He also co-authors 9to5Mac’s Logic Pros series.