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The Most Gorgeous iPad Screen You’ve Ever Seen — Shattered (Video)

If you can’t get enough news about the new iPad, here’s yet another look at how Apple’s latest tablet fares, based on a certain test.

And if you are tired of hearing about the new iPad, this story might still bring a smile to your face.

The folks at gadget insurer SquareTrade have been putting new devices to the drop test for some time. So, naturally, they have put the new Apple tablet through similar torture, comparing it to the iPad 2 in drops from shoulder height and waist height. It should be noted that Apple has a new $99 AppleCare+ plan that covers accidental damage, for a $49 deductible. It’s good that the SquareTrade folks can take care of their own warranties, though, as I doubt their use counts as “accidental.”

I don’t want to spoil all the fun, but it’s fair to say you’ve never seen this many pixels tortured so much:


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