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Despite being thinner and more flexible, display on Apple iPad 2 is stronger than on the original

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Despite being thinner and more flexible, display on Apple iPad 2 is stronger than on the original
Repair firm "iFixYouri.com" decided to test which Apple iPad had the stronger display. So they grabbed a video camera, a glass display from the original tablet and one from the sequel model, picked up some tools of torture, and took a real hands-on approach to determining which of the two iPads had the stronger display.

The glass display on the Apple iPad 2 is 27% thinner than the one used on the original model, and is more flexible. If you were a gambling man, those stats might make you run out to Las Vegas and put a bet down that the original display would outlast the new one. For the results, click on the video below. We just need to warn you that because "torture" is involved, those with squeamish stomachs might want to sit this one out.

source: 9to5Mac

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posted on 25 Mar 2011, 14:45 3

1. Rawrzellers (Posts: 224; Member since: 22 Aug 2010)


What does the bend-ability of this glass have to do with anything? It's not like you are constantly bending your iPad....

posted on 25 Mar 2011, 15:23 12

2. JW1ngman (Posts: 21; Member since: 18 Mar 2011)


the more flexible it is the least likely you are to shatter it because it will bend, you tard.

posted on 25 Mar 2011, 15:25 7

3. clevername (Posts: 1427; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


Well that was a pretty harsh way to put it...but yes, very correct.

posted on 25 Mar 2011, 15:27 5

4. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


He's an android user, so don't expect much from his IQ.

posted on 25 Mar 2011, 15:41 6

5. PhoneUser (Posts: 77; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


............wait WHAT???

LOL people say that android OS is complicated and they like how simple Apple is sooooooooooooooo i dont get what you mean by your statement that... "He's an android user, so don't expect much from his IQ"

posted on 25 Mar 2011, 17:52 5

8. protozeloz (Posts: 5367; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


gemini is a troll don't expect much scene there...

posted on 25 Mar 2011, 18:11 2

11. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


Last time I checked, you've posted more comments than I do. So I guess that makes you the bigger troll :)

posted on 25 Mar 2011, 19:41 3

15. protozeloz (Posts: 5367; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


doesn't look like that the times Ive checked...

posted on 25 Mar 2011, 23:26 2

18. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


Another proof of your low IQ :)

posted on 25 Mar 2011, 18:10 2

10. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


No one is saying that android is complicated. But yes, iOS has a more simple ui that iphone users prefer. Not because we're slow, but because we have better things to do than play around with our phones, like posting comments on here :)

posted on 25 Mar 2011, 19:21 5

14. sscorp99 (Posts: 40; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


spoken like a true Apple FanBoy

posted on 25 Mar 2011, 23:27 1

19. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


And who do we have here? A fandroid :)

posted on 26 Mar 2011, 01:22 3

20. Kjayhawk (Posts: 281; Member since: 07 Oct 2010)


Dude idk remember that whole browser talk we had... You had no clue what you were talking about. Like it was sad how big of an idiot you sounded like. So please stop posting you only make a fool out of yourself

posted on 26 Mar 2011, 08:31 4

22. protozeloz (Posts: 5367; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


gemini's best arguments end up just calling other people stupid, a reflection I say

posted on 26 Mar 2011, 14:48

24. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


Because you are stupid. You are an android user frequently seen in apple articles, debating against apple users in their turf. What would you call that? Smart? That is sooooo dumb. If you do not like Apple devices, then don't read about it. Don't waste your time reading it. Spend it on android articles, not Apple's. So yes, android users in Apple articles are dumb, dumb, dumb :)

posted on 26 Mar 2011, 18:07 3

26. Kjayhawk (Posts: 281; Member since: 07 Oct 2010)


You do the same thing your always on android, news posting troll information. To be honest I just post where ever you put faulty information which is a lot so if you stop making up things and act like you know what you are talking about then I
won't have to correct you all the time. Until then I will be glad to put you in your place every time.

posted on 26 Mar 2011, 18:24

27. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


I have no interest in android. I would probably read an article here and there about android, but I won't waste my time making nasty comments like you fandroids do on Apple related articles. I believe in intellectual exchange of ideas, but I am against bashing.

posted on 26 Mar 2011, 19:27 1

29. Kjayhawk (Posts: 281; Member since: 07 Oct 2010)


I only correct you when your wrong.. calling people dumb and claiming android users have low IQs really isn't helping. Post proper information and people won't argue with you.

posted on 26 Mar 2011, 14:40

23. arena (Posts: 18; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)


Hmmmm, I don't recall exchanging posts with you. Which user name were you using then? Lol.

posted on 25 Mar 2011, 16:56

7. Rawrzellers (Posts: 224; Member since: 22 Aug 2010)


Catty much?

posted on 25 Mar 2011, 15:57 2

6. kcombs (Posts: 245; Member since: 15 Dec 2010)


people were saying shit about the picture quality of the iPad 2, to me that looked pretty damn good.

posted on 25 Mar 2011, 17:55 2

9. protozeloz (Posts: 5367; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Good to know lighter and thiner wont be easier to break ^^ some friends will be happy to heat that

posted on 25 Mar 2011, 18:23 1

12. Quendy (unregistered)


I'll just say my piece as a engineer for consumer products.

The iPad needs a STIFFER screen, not a more flexible one. A more flexible screen will only transfer any flex to the motherboard, which DOES NOT flex very much, and SHOULD NOT flex. A stiff screen, on the other hand, is necessary to help bear the load. For those who don't realise, motherboard flex is one of the biggest reasons of total hardware failure in mobile devices. I don't know why people sound so elated about having a more flexible screen. Already, for the first iPad's screen to flex to that degree, the display and motherboard would have snapped, so any gains in flexibility by the iPad 2's screen means a loss of stiffness that could otherwise have prevented damage to the components.

I know people tend to be more worried about breaking the screen than snapping the motherboard, but trust me, you'd rather the screen shatter than letting the motherboard or underlying display snap. You should worry more about losing your data than simply not being able to pretty images.

posted on 25 Mar 2011, 20:10

16. protozeloz (Posts: 5367; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


well I think thats why most pads have a similar food tray shape, to me thats not only a thing for stile, even if the screen bends much there is not going to be any breaking because of the pads shape (witch wont bend more that the motherboard) if I'm not mistaken a much more flexible screen can also distribute the impact easier depending on how it was designed, so dont worry about having it bend

posted on 25 Mar 2011, 18:58

13. Dynamic (unregistered)


Ok, so by this logic a piece of paper is stronger than a piece of wood, because it's more flexible?

posted on 25 Mar 2011, 23:15 1

17. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)


Stronger & less likely to shatter are two different things...

posted on 26 Mar 2011, 08:26

21. protozeloz (Posts: 5367; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


well if you compare a page with a piece of wood there may not be anything to compare there, but how about a skateboard? its thiner that 2x4 wood and yet is strong enough for someone to land on it after a couple of stunning tricks something that could not be done with regular wood 2x4 wood....

what I'm trying to say is that there is a difference between just thin and prepared to be thin, also many cars are created to be lighter but that doesn't make them less secure that a much heavier car...

pads are to be light and thin, if hey weight ad look like my laptop then i can just use my laptop instead

posted on 26 Mar 2011, 14:50

25. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


My goodness, you are so dumb :)

posted on 26 Mar 2011, 18:41

28. protozeloz (Posts: 5367; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


I dont get you. so defending the iPad makes me dumb now?

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