Don't Drop Your Apple iPad

By eWEEK Staff  |  Posted 2010-04-12 Email Print this article Print

In spite of what looks like a sturdy design, the weight and size of Apple's iPad makes the device more vulnerable to accidents, according to Rapid Repair.

Apple’s iPad may be adept at displaying multimedia content and e-texts, but it’ll have a harder time dealing with gravity and sudden blows, according to Rapid Repair, which regularly publishes an online teardown of the electronic devices it repairs.

"The weight, size, and novel ways of using these devices will put them at risk for a higher rate of accidents, which are more damaging than what we are used to," Aaron Vronko, co-founder and service manager of Michigan-based Rapid Repair, wrote in an April 9 e-mail to eWEEK. "As a result, we expect 5-10 percent of these devices to fail from accident-related causes each year."

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