iPad 2 beats iPad 3 in drop test
Both the iPads were dropped from waist height and shoulder height and the test included the punishing face down test for both tablets - oooh, we can't wait to see some cracks all over that Retina Display. Actually we'd prefer the iPad 3 in pristine form but then we're not the ones throwing around our new toys.
SquareTrade gave the iPad 2 the prize even though both screens shattered considerably even when dropped from waist height – but the bargain Apple tablet just beat the newbie in that its screen was falling off slightly less. Nice.
If you can bear it, take a look at what will happen if you splurge on a new iPad 3 but are too cheap for a protective case.