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The iPad 2's Secret Feature: Stronger Glass

Plus: Hard Drive / Magnet Worries Addressed

Mar 25 2011, 1:13pm CDT | by

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The iPad 2's Secret Feature: Stronger Glass


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The iPad 2's Secret Feature: Stronger Glass

The iPad 2 may not brag a Gorilla Glass display, but that doesn't make it a lightweight when it comes time to take some punishment. The boys at iFixYouri recently ran a series of tests on the glass display for the new tablet. When iFixIt did their iPad 2 teardown, they found a glass display that was 27% thinner than the original. This prompted speculation that the new iPad would be less durable.

But that isn't what the tests found. Both screens were extensively stress tested. While the iPad 2 screen is more flexible, it also bends more easily. The original iPad screen is more rigid. And it broke very easily as a result. Even the 2" flex test wasn't enough to crack it. The team had to go in by hand to actually crack the iPad 2 screen...and they had to bend the screen almost in half to get it going.

That mighty new screen wasn't enough to stop the iPad 2 from blending into a slurry of smoking metal. But all the pomp and circumstance around the iPad 2 launch did push the "Will It Blend" guys to make an unusually elaborate video, complete with faux-Steve Jobs.

There's been some worry that the 31 magnets installed in every iPad 2 (for the smart cover) could lead to damaged hard drives. These rumors were put to rest in a wonderful UpgradeOSX article. While old-style floppy disks might have something to fear from your iPad 2, your HDD doesn't need to worry.


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