We’re starting to get the first wave of reviews for the new iPad Pro. Given it is meant to be a device you can take anywhere, people want to know about durability. Well, according to YouTuber EverythingApplePro, it still bends. And cracks. In lots of different places. I personally don’t think these kinds of tests, that basically have the intention of breaking a device in not very realistic circumstances, give a totally fair picture. They prove you need a case, obviously, and show some weak spots, but I’m not sure much beyond that. It is though interesting to see some of the new parts within the iPad Pro.

Check It Out: The New iPad Pro Still Bends

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  1. Temujin W Kuechle

    I want them to create testing rigs and then go test every tablet device. Otherwise, this is way of testing is irrelevant. Unless, TMO hopes to learn from these comments what what matters to us?

  2. wab95


    This is silly, but a wastefulness of a perfectly good resource in the service of click bait.

    Tests of devices that imitate real world situations or repetitive use, such as opening and closing a foldable phone, scratch tests with keys, drops, spills etc are valid and provide users with a sense of the practical limitations and vulnerabilities of their devices. Having a healthy young adult apply upper body muscle to bend an iPad is not one of them, unless one plans to suspend their chin-up bar from their iPad.

    That the iPad or iPhone can be damaged is the raison d’etre for the device case industry, and why we use cases when carrying our devices about and why we put them in padded device-specific bags when travelling or storing them in overhead bins.

    This is about as practical a test as pitting an iPhone against an assault rifle (https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=2ahUKEwjv7dXyirnoAhVVmHIEHSjpBfUQFjAAegQIBRAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DDbVHe5A6rJs&usg=AOvVaw3dvvfB8N7Yg1uV6VwiS2tv)

    • wab95


      Not sure what happened, but I just saw that the first sentence in my comment, which I copied and pasted, got garbled. It should have read,

      “This is not only silly, but a wasteful use of a perfectly good resource in the service of click bait.”

      And I maintain, device testing should have real world use case relevance.

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