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Bendgate 3.0: The iPad Pro is still as soft as butter

The new iPad Pro is just as fragile as its predecessor. (Image source: EverythingApplePro via Wccftech)
The new iPad Pro is just as fragile as its predecessor. (Image source: EverythingApplePro via Wccftech)
The new iPad Pro may not only feature essentially the same SoC as its predecessor, but it is just as fragile too. It seems that while Apple has been able to add improved camera hardware, it forgot to improve structural integrity. Bendgate 3.0 anyone?
Alex Alderson, 🇷🇺

If the volume of subscribers to the JerryRigEverything is anything to go by, people like to watch electronics being destroyed. However, it is not so much when your expensive smartphone or tablet breaks, especially if it is because of it being fragile. While Apple claimed that the 2018 iPad Pro met or exceeded the company's "high-quality standards of...precision manufacturing", the tablet still folded like a piece of paper.

Eighteen months on, and one may have been forgiven for thinking that Apple would have made the new iPad Pro more structurally sound. Sadly, that is not the case as EverythingApplePro has demonstrated in a video that we linked below. On the contrary, the iPad Pro 2020 series is just as fragile as its predecessor. Bending with hardly any pressure having been applied to its aluminium chassis, the new iPad Pro still uses its glass display for most of its structural integrity.

As the video demonstrates, the USB Type-C port, microphone holes and wireless charging area for the Apple Pencil are all weak points. In short, the new iPad Pro is just as bendy as its predecessor. While few people will bend their premium tablet as JerryRigEverything or EverythingApplePro do, you could easily damage it by carrying it around in a bag, for example. Expect Apple to stick to its guns as it did eighteen months ago, though.

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Alex Alderson, 2020-03-27 (Update: 2020-03-27)
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Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.