iPad 2 glass is stronger than original iPad

We all know that the new Apple iPad 2 is much thinner than the original iPad. Being thinner means it is less durable right? Maybe not.
Despite being 27% thinner, a series of torture test shows that the glass on iPad 2 is significantly stronger and more flexible than the glass used on the original iPad. Check out the video. Pretty impressive I must say.
Warning: The following video contains footage of iPad and iPad 2 glasses being tortured and abused. Viewer discretion is advised.

Oh….. and do not try this at home.


  1. Certainly there is no way the iPad glass can be bent when it’s affixed on the iPad itself. I would hope they did a “hammer” test instead of a bend test. After all, the most common type of abuse would be hammering activities on the surface! Cheers!

  2. I don’t get it, why is this conclusive for something? Because no one, with an iPad would be able to bend that screen so much while still attached on their iPad without actually breaking the iPad too, so both iPad 1 and iPad 2 will practically have the same lifespan when it comes to screen durability.

  3. Chester & Alex: I thought if the glass can be bent like this without breaking, it should be able to take a few knocks without damage too. Maybe I’m wrong.
    But even if it is not conclusive for anything, it’s still pretty impressive…. right? 🙂

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