iPad 2 tougher than iPad 1. True
The iPad 2 is more durable than its predecessor, at least as far as its glass face is concerned. The new model incorporates a much stronger, more flexible screen than the old one did.
A team from repair shop iFixYouri ran the two tablets' glass display covers through punishing tests to see how much damage they could withstand.
Despite being 27 per cent thinner, the iPad 2's glass panel came out top.
Check out the video below.
Some of you may complain about the iPhone 4 being weaker than its predecessor, passing off the phone's surprising airplane plunge survival as fluke. But it's good to know Apple hasn't reduced the iPad 2's strength to make it thinner. Well, its screen, at least. ®
The reason the new screen doesn't break is because it's thinner.
Because it's thinner the pad is less likely to survive the sort of point impacts typically expected.
The test carried out is simply unrepresentative of typical failure modes.
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>What happens if you drop it from about shoulder height on a hard floor?
Doesn't need to be shoulder height, 2 or 3 feet is enough.....