Well in all fairness, the only graphic content here is the graphic destruction of an iPad, one of the most brutal images of which is captured above. PCWorld put the iPad through a series of stress tests to see what they could do with it, and they took it above and beyond the norm.
Where most people would do a drop test and try to scratch it up, they also poured coffee on it, attempted to clean it up with soap and gratuitous amounts of water, and then did a 5-foot drop onto concrete. The results, well, aren’t pretty.
The good stuff: iPad screen is virtually scratch proof, as a nail won’t do any damage to the screen. Plus it did pretty well being operated by a donut, and even handled the coffee pretty well for a little bit.
The bad stuff: Drop onto carpet pixelated some of the screen, water killed the unit – shocker – and from 5 feet on concrete, it breaks. At least on the second try.
At the end of Â the day, PCWorld just proved to me what I’ve known pretty much all along – if you’re buying an iPad or already have one, make sure to get a case. A pretty one. Maybe a big one. Just make sure it does a good job of protecting your iPad, otherwise you’re going to be buying a new one.