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They tried to bend the new iPad Pro: did the gadget pass the brutal test

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar May19,2024

They tried to bend the new iPad Pro: did the gadget pass the brutal test

iPad The Pro 13 has a feature that allows it to withstand bending/screenshot

The newly announced iPad Pros are the thinnest devices Apple has ever produced. And one of them passed the bend test.

The 11-inch model is 5.3 millimeters thick and the 13-inch model is an almost unreal thickness of 5.1 millimeters. So, naturally, from the moment of the announcement, we were interested in the question – how will one of them withstand the bending test? Lucky for us, Zack from the JerryRigEverything YouTube channel has the answer.

Intriguingly, it's not just a matter of whether or not the 13-inch iPad Pro has a trick up its sleeve. Take a look at the video below, it will explain everything.

If for some reason you were unable to watch it, here are the details. Apple built a special part inside to help with stiffness, and it works surprisingly well. When you try to bend the iPad in “landscape mode” so to speak. As long as it's bent, nothing breaks.

However, if you bend it in “portrait mode”, unfortunately there's nothing this special plate can do, so the space inside the USB-C port becomes the weakest link, and the iPad screen really cracks near it.

iPad Pro 13 passes the bend test: watch the video

All that said, for a device that's 5.1 millimeters thick, that kind of durability is nothing short of outstanding. As Zack suggests, in the next generation, Apple may add a new plate inside, parallel to the bottom where the USB port is located, to hopefully solve the problem the current model is facing.

Of course you don't you'll be carrying it in your back pocket, so the bend test of such a huge tablet feels more like entertainment than anything else. If you are interested in purchasing one of the new iPad Pro and iPad Air, they will be available for sale starting May 24. It remains to wait quite a bit.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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