iPad Screen is NOT Laminated Like the iPhone 4 is

Discussion in 'iPad' started by BergerFan, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. BergerFan macrumors 68020

    BergerFan

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    Take a look at this pic:
    Notice the edge of the display next to the home button? It has no black edge from that angle, whilst the front camera edge of the display does.
    This means that the display is not as close to the cover glass as I'd hoped it would be, like on the iPhone 4.
     

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  2. ovrlrd macrumors 65816

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    Still looks closer than the 1st gen iPad at least. They could have just made the glass a little thicker to make it more durable.
     
  3. Brien macrumors 68020

    Brien

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    They made the glass thinner so that the iPad could, in turn, be thinner.
     
  4. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Looks about the same as my iPad. Hard to say, without getting the angle the same - it's also very difficult to see any gap with the black bezel.
     
  5. ovrlrd macrumors 65816

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    There are two things here, making the glass thinner would make the iPad thinner, but also laminating (fusing/gluing) the screen to the glass would also make it thinner as there would be less of a gap between the glass that is wasted. Also they could just make the panel itself thinner as well to help.

    I think mainly it is really the screen panel itself that has gotten thinner.
     
  6. Julien macrumors G3

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    ...and lighter. The glass is a major part of the weight.
     
  7. Capt Underpants macrumors 68030

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    They may be saving that process for the third generation. Apple likes to progressively make things thinner. They'll have to take away something, and there's not much else that can give.
     
  8. maclook macrumors 65816

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    The lamination must be part of the Retina Display package :(
     
  9. bren102 macrumors newbie

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    Since its not laminated, does that mean I can buy a white front housing if I ever decided to change the black one? I know you can buy replacement white front covers for the iPHONE 4, but there expense.
     

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