Drop test shows Apple’s iPad mini more rugged than Google’s Nexus 7 (with video)

“A total of three tests were performed by protection plan provider Square Trade, two using a specialized apparatus that dropped the three tablets from a height of four feet, and one where the devices were simply dunked in a container of water for ten seconds,” AppleInsider reports.

“The iPad mini experiment utilized a machine to drop the tablets at the same time under similar conditions,” AppleInsider reports. “The devices were dropped on their corners and front faceplate. The iPad mini fared the best out of the three for the corner drop, suffering only minor aesthetic damage with no screen cracks, while the edge of the Nexus 7’s display showed some trauma and the full-size iPad suffered major cracks from the point of impact.”

AppleInsider reports, “Taking all three drops into consideration, the firm gave the nod to the iPad mini.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews readers too numerous to mention individually for the heads up.]


  1. The water test is silly. My iPod touch and iPhone got wet when I was caught in a heavy shower of rain. Both worked, but the water eventually started creating marks on the screen, and eventually over a period of days eventually died. So just because these units operate in the seconds after a dunking is meaningless, since they could be dead in a few days time.

      1. Same thing. My then, purchaed the day issued, brand new, 4S fell into a toilette. It went under water. I quickly grabbed it and tried to blow the water out. I didn’t do anything else. It has never stopped working though the water indication dot is red.

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