Bendgate 2: 2018 iPad Pro Can Apparently Bend Easily

Doris Richards
November 19, 2018

After bending and breaking the iPad, we get a look at the inside of the device which shows no sign of any proper structure holding things together.

The iPad Pro testing starts with a screen scratch test that shows marks turn up beginning with a level six hardness pick, standard for glass scratching according to the video.

Nelson tested out the 11-inch display, the smaller of Apple's iPad Pro models. Most folks won't have to worry about seeing the iPad bend like this, unless they're aiming to break it on goal, but perhaps its thinness is a contributing factor to potentially damaging models in the future. That's all great, but is Apple's newest tablet as strong on the outside, as it is on the inside? For starters, phones are a lot more compact than tablets, which means they should be a lot more durable. However, the ease with which the Apple Pencil cracked in half certainly makes it likely to break if you slide it in a pocket and sit down or drop it and then accidentally step on it. It doesn't appear that Nelson put much effort into bending the iPad, as you can see in the video.


The YouTuber Zack Nelson is famous for his signature bend tests which he performs on smartphones and tablets that he gets his hands on. The new Apple Pencil comes apart pretty easily too, with its weakest point being right at the center. A tablet this size will be placed often in backpacks, bags, or even on a couch cushion. YouTuber JerryRigEverything put the tablet through a multi-part stress test, including the damning bend test, and he was left with a mangled wreck of an Apple device.

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

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