Saturday, 15 December, 2018

Maybe Don't Try to Bend Your iPad Pro Like a Paperclip

iPad Pro 11 gets put through scratch, burn and bend testing - GSMArena.com news Apple foldable iPad? No, just an easily bendable iPad Pro
Cecil Davis | 19 November, 2018, 23:03

Apple's new iPad Pro is probably the best tablet in the market right now but it seems like Apple has sacrificed construction quality in the pursuit of thinness. Alongside the iPad Pro (2018), the new Apple Pencil also faced a durability test that broke it into two without any significant effort. It's an iPad a lot of people will be looking to buy as it gets ever so closer to replacing their laptops.

It's too early to say whether the new iPad Pros are any easier to snap or bend than their predecessors - a device this shape is always going to be susceptible to deliberate attempts to bend it, and most iPad Pro owners are reporting no problems with bending.

After all, you can't have light and thin devices with huge surface areas and not expect them to bend.

The YouTube video sees host Zack Nelson perform a series of tests that involves scratching, burning and bending the 11-inch iPad Pro (2018). Like tinfoil wrapped around mashed potatoes'.

iPad Pro 11 gets put through scratch, burn and bend testing - GSMArena.com news
Apple iPad Pro (2018) undergoes scratch, burn and bend test: Watch Video

Should you wish to use (or destory) one for yourself, the 11-inch iPad Pro starts at £769 for the Wi-Fi model and £919 for the Wi-Fi and Cellular version and the 12.9-inch iPad Pro starts at £969 for the Wi-Fi model and £1,119 for the Wi-Fi and Cellular version. According to Nelson, "the iPad Pro just doesn't have any of that structural integrity stuff".

It's certainly something to keep in mind when purchasing one of the new tablets, especially at its slightly exorbitant price point.

If product destruction porn is your jam, the rest of the video is pretty interesting as well, particularly if you have an itch to see the guts of either the iPad Pro or the Apple Pencil. A tablet this size will be placed often in backpacks, bags, or even on a couch cushion.

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