Ipad 2 screen?

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    What is the screen made of? Is it ceramic or some special glass? Really want to know! Thanks, Squib
     
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    It's definitely glass.
     
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    Thanks, can glass be ceramic glass? Like a smooth oven top?
     
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    I"The iPad 2 and previous iPad both utilize Corning Gorilla Glass. This type of glass is an alkali-aluminosilicate, being primarily silica and aluminum with an alkali metal, along with other unspecified components mixed in to tweak its properties. The biggest benefit of alluminosilicate glasses, aside from being relatively tough to start with, is the fact that the rate of ion exchange is fairly high even at temperatures low enough that the structure cannot react, meaning it can be processed quickly and create deep protective layers in the glass. The iPad 2 has a modest reduction in the thickness of the glass (about 23% thinner, for those interested) compared to the first iPad, and the question of increased fracture risk has been posed. Given the identical surface quality between the two generations, the reduction of thickness should create no palpable change in toughness for the typical user. That is to say, a drop that would shatter the screen on the original iPad would likely do the same for the new model. That being said, several other design changes appear to account for the change, and might yield better performance in this department."
     
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    Wow! That was GREAT information. So much more than I had even considered. Thank you so much for taking the time to explain it in a way I could understand it. Much appreciated! :) Squib You ARE a super moderator!
     
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    Thanks, but all I did was find that info right here on IPF. :)
     
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    Yup, you are a super moderator. Its ow how hard some threads are to find! Unless you guys have special tricks? I really enjoyed reading that, thank s again.
     
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    You're welcome! :)
     
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    It's made from the blood of the gods and the sweat from the warriors!
     
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    The screen or the glass that covers the screen?

    The screen is made up from many curious layers of unfathomable materians developed deep within the mines of Foxconn, in the western part of Narnia.

    Made by elves and alchemists that still do not know how they work; they ascribe that to a witch's coven and a secret recepie cooked up in a cauldron at midnight. They think the Devil had a hand in their divination. By screen, I mean the thing that displays the pictures.
     

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