I've read many people say the Ipad 2 is better made than Ipad 1 but as a device I feel you could drop Ipad 1 and it would be less likely to damage. the thinness of the glass on Ipad 2 creates a ruff edge you can feel the glass long term putting pressure or holding it could separate it? If you press the middle it presses, each edge is firmly glued but there's a thread about separating glass. So I'd question the liong term quality of the design. In a years time how will people's Ipad 2's be? Even with a case it's very fargile. To hold the Ipad 2 is miles more fragile than the Ipad 1 so people should be aware of this when upgrading. It's very thin = very fragile.