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One iPad Mini Comes to a Justly Deserved End

The photo below was posted on Reddit last night, and it shows that there are worse things than having to wait 5 weeks to get a hot new gadget.

According to the comments, this amazing amount of damage was the work of FedEx, and the usual steps of putting it in rice, turning it off and turning it on, etc did not help. Even the Genius Bar’s suggestion of doing a factory reset did not help restore this iPad Mini.

I have broken some gadgets in my day, but I have never quite managed to be this thorough. This is the single best attempt to destroy a tablet (short of Blendtec’s will it blend skits) that I have ever seen.

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KarlB December 5, 2012 um 10:14 am

Did you try removing all third-party apps?

Tyler December 5, 2012 um 11:34 am

Try using a lens cleaner on the glass. I do that for all of my tablets and it really helps to get the fingerprints off.

Mike Cane December 5, 2012 um 1:30 pm

Rooting can restore it!

Seriously, holy mackerel. That FedEx guy needs a different job. Like hunting down and defusing bombs. That’d be a "deserved end" right there.

Frank Skornia December 5, 2012 um 2:19 pm

This is why you should have put a screen protector on it.

RockDaMan December 5, 2012 um 5:29 pm

What made its end justly deserved?

fjtorres December 5, 2012 um 6:23 pm

It’s an iPad Mini.

Tim Gray December 6, 2012 um 3:55 am

Nate hates the Mini. Once he lusted after it from afar, but it scorned his merely average bank balance, so now he is driven by a twisted desire to see it fall. There are probably moors and stuff involved.

Nate Hoffelder December 6, 2012 um 10:48 am

Apparently there are at least 2 people here who cannot take a joke.

Brian December 6, 2012 um 2:58 pm

You did see it was posted tagged as humor right?

Miki December 5, 2012 um 6:00 pm

I guess the FedEx guy was holding it wrong…

RockDaMan December 6, 2012 um 4:52 pm

Well played sir, well played!

Sweetpea December 6, 2012 um 5:21 am

Wow…. I wonder what they did with it to make it squish like that… It must have been stuck between two thin, yet very strong packets, with a lot of force applied…

I seriously cannot understand how something like this could have happened "naturally"…

Nate Hoffelder December 6, 2012 um 10:48 am

I think they slammed 2 doors together – repeatedly.

Tyler December 6, 2012 um 8:18 am

It’s not really gone as long as we remember it.

Razvan T. Coloja December 6, 2012 um 3:28 pm

Made my skin crawl…

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