Torture tests show iPad 2 glass much stronger than original iPad [video]

By on March 25, 2011 at 11:21 AM.

Torture tests show iPad 2 glass much stronger than original iPad [video]

Despite being 27% thinner, a series of stress tests show that the glass covering Apple’s iPad 2 display is significantly stronger and more flexible than the glass used on the original iPad. The team at Apple product repair shop iFixYouri took it upon themselves to put glass display covers from the original iPad and the iPad 2 through a series of abusive stress tests, and the results are pretty remarkable. We’ve already spoiled the ending but watching the iPad 2 glass survive these torture tests is pretty impressive to say the least. Hit the break for the video and please, don’t try this at home. More →

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Samsung working on "unbreakable" AMOLED displays

By on July 20, 2010 at 8:07 AM.

Samsung working on "unbreakable" AMOLED displays

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What’s going to be harder to get than a Samsung Super AMOLED display? An unbreakable Samsung AMOLED display of course! OLED-Display.net is reporting that within the next two years Samsung is aiming to have ultra-rugged, unbreakable smartphone screens available to OEMs. The report does not detail whether the digitizer will be included on this unbreakable AMOLED display — the digitizer is what registers touch input and what makes a Super AMOLED display “super” — but if we had to guess, we’d say probably not. You don’t have to take anyones word on the staying power of these new panels. Hit the jump to see what happens when a mallet meets a prototype of this flexible, bendable, very-hard-to-breakable, AMOLED display (spoiler alert: it doesn’t break). More →

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