The lightest Apple model device is measuring 11 and 12.9-inch and 5.9mm. Costumers reported about the new models that they slightly bend without using too much force. There are more complains on the MacRumors forum, for example, the user Bwrin1, uploaded a picture with his 12.9-inch iPad Pro, bent in his backpack.
It is fair to say that the iPad Pro device has a curve since it cannot stay flat on a surface, but YouTuber JerryRigEvery uploaded a video of the device bending it with not much effort. So the new devices might just have the potential to bend.
However, if the limit of force pressed on the device, as it happened in the video, the iPad Pro breaks in half.
Besides the video and the forum complains for the bending issue, there are no others sources of complains so it seems the problem is not as widespread as we thought. The MacRumors readers reported that Apple replaced the tablets and devices that were curved since bought. But the bending issue is not as popular as the original iPhone 6 Plus bend from back in 2014.
The bending issue for the new iPad Pro models is still unclear. Not even the bending tests proof the real usage conditions. But it is pretty obvious that any thin device will bend if an amount of force is applied to it, so the videos from Youtube are not evidenced material.
The real issue will be if the new models of iPad Pro would bend from just a regular use. So Apple’s newest tablet should still under observations.
The iPad Pro is available in two colors Silver and Space Gray, with storage options of 64GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB. The price starts from $799 for the 11-inch version and $999 for the 12.9-inch model.
The iPad Pro comes with an optional Apple Pencil 2 which costs $129, and the Smart Keyboard Folio for the 11 inch model costs $179 and for the 12.9-inch model the prices go up to $199.
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