However, somehow the experts missed some major issues:
1. Water - You can't use it under water. This means that you can't use it on 70 percent of the world's surface. We went down to the Mississippi River for our first test. We compared it to a Boogie Board and the Boogie Board floated beautifully at the surface of the river. When we tossed the iPad in the river, to everyone's astonishment, it just sank. We believe this may be related to the weight of the battery.
2. Air - We took the iPad down to Graceland for our next test. One of our experts threw a frisbee twenty feet down the winding driveway and it floated to the ground with no problems. He also threw the iPad, which actually flew through the air okay. But surprisingly, when it hit ground, it continued to slide, hit a curb and was demolished on impact. While I guess it is okay in air, we just can't trust that it will stay there. Perplexed by the results, we did some controlled experiments, but it just would not levitate like the helium balloons in our facility. We are still analyzing results, but it may be related to the new screen, the battery, or the new A5X chip.
3. Land - For the final test, we took it to the roof of the Peabody in Memphis. I removed a loose feather from one of the infamous ducks and, after some close inspection, tossed the feather off the side of the building. It floated for quite a while and landed on the ground. In our labs, we determined that it was in nearly identical condition as it was before the experiment. The iPad, to our amazement, just hit land and shattered. Upon closer inspection, we determined that it hit first on the top left corner. We believe the problem is related to the headphone jack.
As it is, we can't recommend the iPad to people that are near land or water, and it definitely can't be trusted anywhere near air. For everyone else, it might be okay, but see my article below for Apple's return policy.