A new video from YouTube channel JerryRigEverything shows that Apple's latest iPad Pro can be completely and completely destroyed without…
A new video from YouTube channel JerryRigEverything shows that Apple’s latest iPad Pro can be completely and completely destroyed without much effort. The tablet gave out soon when host Zack Nelson performed his signature bend test, cracking down the middle near the microphone hole on the tablet’s left side and the Apple Pencil’s magnetic charging area on the right.
This YouTube video is not the only case of the new iPad Pros having less-than-ideal structural integrity. I have seen scattered forum reports of the tablets showing slight bends after just a day or two of use or after being carried around in a backpack. A few people insist that their devices were a little out of the box.
With that said, the iPad Pro is a premium, expensive gadget, and it should obviously be treated as such. Do not be reckless with the thing. Do not bend it. I bought the 11-inch model last week and have carried it in my own backpack daily, and it’s holding up perfectly fine so far.
It’s also worth underlining that yes, it was possible to bend previous iPads in a similar fashion. By design, tablets are thin devices with a lot of surface area. Of course they’re going to break if that’s what you’re trying to do – and we’re not just talking about Apple here. I’d expect Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S4 to fail a bend test, too. (The iPhone 6 bendgate story was different and rightly controversial because smartphones are typically much more rigid.)
What’s a bit alarming to me, though, how little effort did Zack seem to put in before getting his end result. Does Apple shave off too many millimeters? The company almost certainly put the new iPad Pro through a series of tests in the lead-up to its release – including durability checks – and The Verge has reached out for comment.
Is this something I think iPad Pro buyers need to worry about? No. If you’re concerned, get a case. Just know that both “cases” Apple sells for the 2018 iPad Pro – the Smart Keyboard Folio and Smart Folio – do not do much to reinforce the device’s integrity. Alle fire sidene af iPad-proffene er helt åbenbare ved brug af en af dem. Så hvis du forventer at grove din iPad, kan du holde det i noget lidt mere robust. Case selection is a bit lacking at the moment, however.
And before you go beating up on Zack at JerryRigEverything for the anti-Apple slings in this video or for doing it all for clicks, it’s worth noting that he also gives credit where it’s due: