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    iPad 2 durability?

    So according to iFixit, the ipad 2's weight reduction is mostly due to a lighter and thinner glass and lcd. apparently 75% of the difference in weight is from the new glass. What does this mean for durability? I havent seen any drop tests yet but does this mean itll be more flimsy than the already easily-breakable ipad 1?

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    Good to hear from you. You’ll find a whole bunch of iPad enthusiasts in this Forum who are only too willing to help other iPad owners and to hear of their experiences. Don’t be afraid to post any questions you may have or use the ‘Search’ button near the top of the Forum web page. I usually find I discover one new interesting and useful piece of information about my iPad every day - and often not even what I was looking for!!

    Yes - the iFixit tear-down was very interesting - I'm a techie geek so I just love seeing the insides of these things. I'm the sort of guy who used to have silicon chip photomicrographs on my wall - oh, well, another era...

    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.

    Now, of course, just to prove me wrong, we're going to get a whole bag of posts from Forum members who *have* broken their iPad screens....why can't I keep my mouth shut!!!

    Hope to hear from you soon with your thoughts about the iPad.

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    Thanks Tim from Scotland, that's some good info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim SPRACKLEN
    Now, of course, just to prove me wrong, we're going to get a whole bag of posts from Forum members who *have* broken their iPad screens....why can't I keep my mouth shut!!!
    What? You mean you didn't see the label on that tin you just opened? It said "WORMS" on it.

    Michael "Spam, spam, bacon, eggs and spam. Hold the bacon and eggs." Sent from my iPad using iPF

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    It's glass. Glass breaks. Why anyone would expect otherwise is baffling.
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    Gorilla Glass

    According to a report on NPR on Monday, Apple is reputed to use Corning's Gorilla Glass - a specially formulated glass that is extremely resistant to fracture.
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    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.

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    Wow! A heart-stopping moment! I wouldn’t like to have seen your pulse rate!

    Glad your iPad survived your ‘environmental drop test’.

    Tim
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    Good to hear. Been surprised by how tough the glass is on the original models.

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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.
    OMG, I just gasped just reading this. I can't imagine!! So glad it is ok!


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