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The New iPad Loses Drop Test To iPad 2

The most sensitive Apple fans should stay away from the Square Trade's latest demo videos. The team is performing harsh drop tests to see which of the new iPad and iPad 2 is the most delicate device.

The shiny, at least at the beginning, Apple tablets, were dropped face down and face up from different heights. When the second generation iPad meets the sidewalk, dropped from the waist and the shoulder levels face down, the display shatters quite badly. The face up drop left the device barely unharmed.

The slightly heavier new iPad, on the other hand, is even more delicate. After the Retina Display collides with the sidewalk two times, once from the waist and the second time from the shoulder, the glass was completely shattered in small pieces.

To make the matter worse, the edges had numerous linear cracks. The screen almost pops out and the third generation iPad clearly suffered much more damage than its predecessor.

Apparently, as the iPads become more sophisticated they also become more fragile. A year ago, another Square Trade drop test revealed that iPad 2 breaks 3.5 times more than the original iPad.

Radu has been working as a freelance writer for more than five years and has been blogging around since 2004. He is interested in anything Apple as well as gaming and mobile applications.