Published: Mon, November 19, 2018
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2018 iPad Pro "Folds Like a Piece of Paper" in Bend Test

2018 iPad Pro

Apple unveiled its newest iPad Pro models a few weeks ago, which come in 11-inch and 12.9-inch variations.

The iPad Pro gets scratched with a razor blade, and unsurprisingly it does get scratched. However, just because the tablets are made out of aluminum doesn't mean that they will have a solid construction in place. It is not going to be an easy video to watch if you don't like destroying tech.

The takeaway here is that you should probably be mindful of the way you treat a tablet that can run you almost a grand or more, depending on storage and display size. Furthermore, you don't put iPads in jeans pockets as you do with phones, so that type of accidental bending is not likely to occur.


The full video includes the taking apart of a second generation Apple Pencil as well as the inscribing of a Spider-Man face in the anodization on the back of the iPad Pro, a sign that the anodization is perhaps not as thick as it could be. Even if you don't like putting a case on your mobile devices, you might want to buy one after watching how easily the iPad Pro can be bent.

The iPad Pro bent easily near the microphone hole on the tablet's left side, and where the Apple Pencil's magnetic charging spot is along the right side. Then again, these devices aren't supposed to be indestructible, so pay attention to how you treat them. The iPad Pro in the clip goes through a number of other scratch and structural tests too, leaving it in a very sorry looking state at the end.

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