The iPad Mini launched around the world today to smaller crowds than usual. Even then, excited owners of the newest toy may accidentally drop the device. That's why it's important to know just how much pain the iPad Mini can take before you start taking it on sight seeing trips.
That being said, it would be boring to destroy just an iPad Mini. That's why the folks at Android Authority are performing a drop test on both the iPad Mini and Google's Nexus 7. Which device will come out on top? Or will they both find that gravity truly is a cruel mistress?
Apple fans will be pleased to know that the iPad Mini can take more abuse than the Nexus 7. In fact, the iPad Mini still functions after being dropped three times despite have numerous cracks in the screen. The Nexus 7 took far more damage and stopped functioning after the second drop.
The drop test proved once again that Apple's products can take a lot of abuse. There are limits, however, and the test clearly showed that users should take better care of their devices. Dropping any tablet on a hard surface will not end happily.[h/t: TechCrunch]