iPad 2 Glass Thinner, But Incredibly Stronger

While the iPad 2 glass is about a quarter thinner than the glass used on the first generation iPad, the folks over at iFixYouri and 9to5mac found out that it was incredibly stronger: the glass used in the test above had to be bent more than a whopping ninety degrees before it actually broke. So if you were worried about potentially breaking the glass of your brand new iPad 2, well, chances are that it will never happen. And if you do break it, you can always buy a replacement for about $110, from parts websites such as globaldirectparts. Also worth noting, according to iSuppli, the glass is manufactured by Asahi Glass Co. of Japan, using its new Dragontrail Glass Technology, designed to produce thin, flexible, yet durable glass.