Apple has made it a rule to not disclose the names of their parts suppliers, mostly because they want to keep their trade secrets still secret, this applies to all iDevices, including the glass screen for the iPad 1 and 2. There are quite a lot of rumors and speculations that Gorilla Glass from Corning makes up the glossy touchscreen. Gorilla Glass is very resilient to scratches and cracking, making it the perfect choice for the iPad. But even though the iPad Gorilla Glass is resilient, it is by no means indestructible; if you drop the iPad from a significant height you will get spiderwebs running across your screen.
However careful you are when handling your iPad, there will surely be a time where you will get a bit careless and damage the iPad Gorilla Glass, when such a time does come, what should you do then? Most people would just send the broken iPad back to Apple to get a replacement unit; that is, if the unit is still under warranty. If the warranty has already expired, most people would just consider getting a brand new one. But not all people have enough money lying around for a brand new iPad, which as you may know costs a pretty penny, so instead of buying a new iPad, why not get the iPad Gorilla Glass replaced?
It is actually quite easy to source out a replacement iPad Gorilla Glass replacement part over the internet, you can get them from auction websites like eBay, or you can look through Craigslist for sellers. The hard part is replacing the screen with the one you just got. If you are confident with your skills at repairing complicated electronic devices like the iPad then you can do it yourself, but if you cannot even use a soldering gun properly then you should leave the task of replacing the iPad Gorilla Glass to the professionals.
Fortunately there are a lot of independent repair companies where you can take your broken iPad to have the screen replaced. You just need to find the right company that will give you excellent service at a reasonable price. You should shop around and ask for repair quotations and compare them before choosing a repair company. Here are some things you might want to look for:
– A short turnaround time, preferably same day repair.
– Certified technicians, if they have former Apple technicians on their staff that would be even better.
– At least a 30-day warranty, this shows that they have enough confidence in the quality of their work.
– A reasonable price, the iPad Gorilla Glass does not come cheap, but since the work that needs to be done is not that much the final price for repairs should not be too high.
If the iPad Gorilla Glass screen gets cracked or chipped, that does not mean that the entire iPad is now useless. You only need to get a replacement touchscreen and your iPad will look and function just like it was new.