Ah, there is nothing quite as heartbreaking as seeing a spanking new gadget fall with a thud to the ground – and for today, we have the new iPad going up against the iPad 2, being dropped on the floor and then having the results compared with one another. First of all, both tablets were dropped from the average waist height, face up, followed by another drop – face down. In between, there were drops from shoulder height, so check out the results for yourself in the video above. It seems to be as though the new iPad fared better than the iPad 2 (just slightly, but then again that depends on which type of rose-tinted glasses you are wearing), but that does not mean the end result is pretty. It probably would not have been that painful if the new iPad used in the experiment were part of the overheating posse. This reminds me of the painful iPhone 4S versus the Samsung Galaxy S2 drop test which we looked at in October last year.
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