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iPad 2 glass much more durable

Discussion in 'iPad 2 Forum' started by Tarkio, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. Tarkio
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    Evidently the thinner glass on iPad 2 is stronger than the original iPad due to flexibility...

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    So wrong dude! Same glass :)

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    Wrong dude, 27% thinner glass! :)
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    Why would you say that?? Where do you get your facts?

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    Watch the video.
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    It's been said by one of the rags that took the 2 part that it was thinner. How do you think the added two cameras a tad thinner and lighter without making somethings thinner.
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    Just cause the glass is more flexible does not mean indefinitely that it is stronger. Because it is thinner, it might be more susceptible to breaking from a shock, not bending. When was the last time your iPad bent AT ALL lol

    Flexibility doesn't,t really matter, it's the ability to brush off something like it landing on a rock or something.
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    Ipad2 uses the exact same gorilla glass as the original. Only difference is that it's thinner. It was said most people would believe the thinner glass would make it more susceptible to breakage but not really. It was a bunch of scientific reasons they said the thinner glass is just as strong, one reason being that the panel is now glued to the ipad2 vs. The ipad1 glass held on by clips ;-)

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    Flexibility almost always makes a material less susceptible to shattering from shock. Drop a heavy crystal wine glass and an acrylic wine glass and see which one shatters. Even though the crystal is much thicker, it has no "give", the acrylic material is more flexible.

    This is of course all theory, but after looking at that video I know which screen I think will be more durable and less prone to breaking.
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    IHS iSuppli Teardown Reveals the iPad 2

    "“The concurrent release of the iPad 2 and the new Dragontrail Glass technology from Asahi Glass Co. of Japan has led to speculation that Asahi may be the supplier of this durable new glass,” Keller said."
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    Speculation, not facts. Either way, gorilla glass or the dragontail glass are great. ;-)

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    I just saw some vids on the comparison on YouTube for ifixit. Damn...lol. Ipad1 glass is good and flexible but the ipad2 glass seems way more flexible. Hmm...very interesting. Either way, both are great for protection but from what the vids are showing, ipad2 glass does seem stronger. Maybe the flexibility does make it less prone to breakage. Good stuff!

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    Not according to what I've read online. What tests have you conducted?
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    That is by no means a fair comparison. They're two completely different materials.

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    Lol Who cares? As long as it can take abuse like that I'm happy :)

    Just hope I never have to test it.........
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    When you make the glass 27% thinner it becomes a different material for the intended use. Plus, who has any proof that the glass is the same as the last version? The only facts seem to be the video test which definitely shows completely different behavior of the 2 pieces of glass, whatever the reason.
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    But in your example, you compared thick glass to thin plastic. Major difference there.

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    Indeed. I was comparing 2 materials, one much more flexible than the other and how flexibility in materials makes a difference in how easily they break.

    The video demonstrates how much more durable a flexible panel of glass is to one that's more rigid. I had no idea that the iPad 2 glass could be depressed and bent 2 inches without breaking. Pretty amazing IMO. :)
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    I don't have any facts about durability but I like the ipad 2thus far. My 3yr old carries it around using the crayola app. He is not careful by any means. I don't use it that much but have dropped it several times. Also, I accidentally stepped on it after night of plant vs zombies. The cameras are terrible; not worth installing into the device. Not having a flash player ruins most of my web experience. Mostly, I have a $700 coloring book. Hey you can't put a price on peace and quiet.

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