Video: iPad glass break test (spoiler: iPad 2 thinner & stronger)

Video: iPad glass break test (spoiler: iPad 2 thinner & stronger)

Summary: While it would be natural to assume that iPad 2's thinner glass would be more fragile that its predecessor, iFixyouri tested both and determined that iPad 2 glass is just as strong as iPad 1 glass.

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When iPad 2 came out iFixIt discovered that the glass covering the LCD touchscreen was 27 percent thinner than the glass on iPad 1.

  • iPad 1: lcd = 3.2 mm glass = .85 mm
  • iPad 2: lcd = 2.4 mm glass = .62 mm

While it would be natural to assume that iPad 2's thinner glass would be more fragile that its predecessor, iFixYouri tested both in this video and determined that iPad 2 glass is just as strong as iPad 1 glass "because it is a bit more flexible has more bending tolerances."

Topics: iPad, Mobility

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  • No video?

    Tried Firefox, IE9, Google Chrome - no video?
    CobraA1
    • RE: Video: iPad glass break test (spoiler: iPad 2 thinner & stronger)

      @CobraA1
      Sorry about that, fixing the embed link now. In the mean time, you can watch it here:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4vvQq7BpiE
      Jason D. O'Grady
      • RE: Video: iPad glass break test (spoiler: iPad 2 thinner & stronger)

        @Jason D. O'Grady <br><br>Yes, I agree with the video as I have just recently purchased an iPad 2 and it's really great. Though it is thinner compared to iPad2 but its durability is fantastic. I really love enjoy using my iPad2 gadget. So you can find some information too on this gadget by visiting this site http://www.fix-iphones.com
        GordonYork7
  • RE: Video: iPad glass break test (spoiler: iPad 2 thinner & stronger)

    Dunno how it translates to shock conditions - but very impressive nonetheless. I'd be interested in some drop tests.

    You think we're approaching the "transparent aluminum" of Star Trek with this high tech glass? =)
    CobraA1
  • RE: Video: iPad glass break test (spoiler: iPad 2 thinner & stronger)

    @CobraA1

    It's simple Corning Gorilla Glass.

    as used on: Dell, LG, Samsung & NEC amongst other manufacturers.

    (Search engine anyone?)

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    If sarcasm could kill, this topic would cause the death of the Internet.
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    WinTard
    • RE: Video: iPad glass break test (spoiler: iPad 2 thinner & stronger)

      @WinTard

      Could be Gorilla Glass, but may also be from Asahi Glass in Japan. No one seems to know.
      msalzberg
  • Dude, where are the gloves?

    A little unscientific, but good to know. But please, take some safety precautions!
    cwkoller2@...
    • RE: Video: iPad glass break test (spoiler: iPad 2 thinner & stronger)

      @cwkoller2@... I was sure at any second, with the force generated by that last bending motion, he was going to sever a finger.
      lelandhendrix@...
  • Newsflash: dude bends glass cover, does not cut hand.

    On an ipad or a computer screen glass is backed by a stiff frame. Under what reality is a whole ipad going to be bent 1 inch? The dude just demonstrated that the glass screen can bend more.

    A more useful measurement would be an impact test -- ie: with a hammer.

    Strongly suggesting that flexibility makes a glass screen installed in a device more durable, under real world conditions -- seems misleading without realistic impact tests to back up the suggested correlation.
    voltrarian
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