iPad Air Fails the Drop Test & Doesn’t Fair Too Well Against Bullets (video)

The iPad ipad airAir started shipping last week and that means it is time for yet another video of a new and other wise unblemished gadget being destroyed (it’s called the BlendTec law).

The following video puts the iPad Air through a number of torture tests starting with the most basic: a drop test.

It turns out that the iPad Air is surprisingly fragile; not only did the screen break when the tablet was dropped on concrete, it also broke when dropped on dirt. That should not have been enough to kill this tablet.

And after TA thoroughly killed the iPad Air, that’s when the fun began. First they peppered it with an airsoft gun and then they demonstrated that the tablet wasn’t bullet proof.

They eventually manage to shoot it enough times that it explodes. Well, it doesn’t technically explode but the screen, shell, and components head in different directions at high speed. That is close enough to exploding to suit me. It was pretty cool.

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.


  1. Michelle Louring4 November, 2013

    I’m not fond of Apple products in general, but I still cringe when I see an expensive piece of technology being treated like this…

  2. Dazrin4 November, 2013

    Ya, that wasn’t an airsoft that made it explode. 50 cal is much less forgiving.

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  4. S T Cameron5 November, 2013

    Damn. I guess I’ll have to get a different tablet to use as armor.


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