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iPad Is Pretty Much Indestructible (Unless You Blowtorch It)

iPad Is Pretty Much Indestructible (Unless You Blowtorch It)

Don’t be fooled by the iPad’s thin case and fragile-looking glass screen. It may look vulnerable, but the iPad is nearly indestructible, says an artist who specializes in destroying Apple’s products.

Artist Michael Tompert, who’s first exhibit of Apple-inspired artwork opens today, tried to destroy an iPad by hitting it with a sledgehammer.

“I hit it with a sledgehammer about 10 times,” said Tompert at a preview of his art show, which opens today. “It did nothing. It’s incredible. It was really, really hard to destroy.”

Instead, Tompert took a blowtorch to the iPad.

“I had to blowtorch it for 15 minutes until the inside boiled and it exploded from inside,” said Tompert.