Apple products are not known for faring particularly well in drop tests, but iPads apparently handle well on the highway.
Atlanta affiliate ABC 57 News says an unnamed woman reported her car damaged on Tuesday from an iPad that flew across the road and got wedged into her front bumper. The woman said she saw an object flying at her car while she was driving but did not hear an impact.
"I kind of hit the brakes and stopped, but I didn't feel anything and didn't see anything, so I went about my day," she said.
It wasn’t until she parked, much later, that she saw an iPad had sliced right through her bumper and was stuck. She reported having to use a hammer to pry it free.
Once dislodged, the iPad was pretty beat up but still functional. The woman was able to access an app on the device and retrieve the owner’s name and contact information in order to return it. The owner says he accidentally left the iPad on the roof of his car and drove off.
Even though the iPad still works, the owner may be able to get it repaired or replaced: Apple Care provides coverage for up to two incidents of accidental damage resulting from "mishandling" for a $50 service fee.
Fionna Agomuoh is a Technology Reporter for the International Business Times, a vegan foodie, and a lover of Electric Dance Music.