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    Quote Originally Posted by SporkLover View Post
    It was a complete accident. I was watching a youtube video on how to install new shingles on a roof, and was just wasn't paying much attention to the roofing action.

    Now I have a scratch on my iPad2 and my roof is no longer water proof.
    Well if you think that is bad, I got confused loading targets and somehow my iPad was launched into the air while I was skeet shooting. Took a hit from a Browning 12 gauge. Simply flipped over in the air and landed gracefully in a spot of grass. No damage aside from one pellet lodged in the headphone jack. Easily removed.



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    Apple can't even get their iPhones to tell the right time, how can you trust them to make a thinner glass better. Me I think thinner glass = more breakage and cheaper for them.


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    Yes - thinner glass - in fact, much thinner glass. What, of course, is not clear is whether the new glass is a stronger formulation. I'm sure that Apple must have thought long-and-hard about the possibility of a whole raft of iPad2 glass breakages hitting the news and what that would do to the reputation of the iPad2. I'm sure they've done extensive laboratory testing - drop testing, environmental chambers, vibration testing etc - it's 100% standard procedure for any new product and a company with Apple's reputation is not going to 'skimp' on this aspect of a new product. They know only too well that the iPad is going to be carried around in backpacks and shopping bags - some even without a protective case! So I wouldn't be too worried about this; as they say they'll 'have done their sums' and I'm sure we won't be reporting on screen breakages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinman View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SporkLover View Post
    It was a complete accident. I was watching a youtube video on how to install new shingles on a roof, and was just wasn't paying much attention to the roofing action.

    Now I have a scratch on my iPad2 and my roof is no longer water proof.
    Well if you think that is bad, I got confused loading targets and somehow my iPad was launched into the air while I was skeet shooting. Took a hit from a Browning 12 gauge. Simply flipped over in the air and landed gracefully in a spot of grass. No damage aside from one pellet lodged in the headphone jack. Easily removed.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Storm View Post
    I did a drop Test by accident yesterday with my new iPad 2. While getting coffee I knocked off my new iPad 2 on the concrete floor from a counter that was about 3 foot high. Thankfully it didn't break.
    Whoah!!! Glad nothing happened to it. Phew!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SporkLover
    I swung a roofing hammer as hard as I could at my ipad 2, hit it dead center of the screen........ no breakage.... ever so slight scratch.
    What......are u freaking nuts, shame on u ur grounded from the iPad give here....lol but serious y would u do that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinman View Post
    Well if you think that is bad, I got confused loading targets and somehow my iPad was launched into the air while I was skeet shooting. Took a hit from a Browning 12 gauge. Simply flipped over in the air and landed gracefully in a spot of grass. No damage aside from one pellet lodged in the headphone jack. Easily removed.
    Oh yeah? Well, during last month's blizzard I was stranded on a mountain on the way home from work. I used my Hugo Boss tie to strap my iPad to my feet and snowboarded down. A strand of silk from the tie got wedged in the rotation lock switch, but the glass was fine.
    You had your entire life to prepare for today.

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    Dudes - I fired a phaser on it full-on at Setting 16 until the phaser's energy banks ran down, and not a scratch. Glass was slightly warm to the touch, though.
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    I loaned my iPad to the Marines over the summer for use as a floating AV-8B Harrier mini platform base for ground support operations. Hundreds of sorties off and on the iPad. Not a single scratch or leak of water inside.

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    The glass on the iPad2 is called Chuck Norris glass

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinman View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SporkLover View Post
    It was a complete accident. I was watching a youtube video on how to install new shingles on a roof, and was just wasn't paying much attention to the roofing action.

    Now I have a scratch on my iPad2 and my roof is no longer water proof.
    Well if you think that is bad, I got confused loading targets and somehow my iPad was launched into the air while I was skeet shooting. Took a hit from a Browning 12 gauge. Simply flipped over in the air and landed gracefully in a spot of grass. No damage aside from one pellet lodged in the headphone jack. Easily removed.



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