Rugged case manufacturer G-Form sought to prove its hardware protection credentials this week, launching an iPad into space before letting it plummet to Earth.
The company wrapped an iPad in its Extreme Edge case and, using a weather balloon which bursts at altitude, sent it soaring toward the stratosphere.
The slate made it above 100,000 feet before it started to rapidly descend, eventually crash-landing on a rocky hill in the Nevada countryside.
“As far as we know, this is the first iPad ever in space,” said G-Form’s VP of innovations, Thom Cafaro. “And definitely it’s the first iPad that’s ever free-fallen from space and survived to play more movies.”