iPad Pro Bent iPad Pro 11 After Fall

bigdog5142

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I read on my iPad when I’m at the gym...

Today I was taking the iPad off of the stationary bike, it caught on the stand and fell. I “broke” the fall by reacting and sticking out my foot to decelerate the fall, but it still landed just above the Apple Pencil charge spot on the feet of the bike. I’m glad I had a glass protector on it as the protector broke and not the screen. HOWEVER, the metal frame totally bent at the impact spot. I was able to bend it back, but man! It definitely wasn’t the hardest hit...and it bent VERY easily. It was also pretty easy to bend it back. These things DO bend. Love the thinness, but it’s at a cost for sure.
 

Greenmeenie

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I read on my iPad when I’m at the gym...

Today I was taking the iPad off of the stationary bike, it caught on the stand and fell. I “broke” the fall by reacting and sticking out my foot to decelerate the fall, but it still landed just above the Apple Pencil charge spot on the feet of the bike. I’m glad I had a glass protector on it as the protector broke and not the screen. HOWEVER, the metal frame totally bent at the impact spot. I was able to bend it back, but man! It definitely wasn’t the hardest hit...and it bent VERY easily. It was also pretty easy to bend it back. These things DO bend. Love the thinness, but it’s at a cost for sure.
Did you have a case on it? I would always put a case on my 11” ipad when i go out...especially if i was taking it to the gym(which i don’t). And was the floor rubberized like in a lot of gyms? Or was it a hard floor? Just curious.
 

bigdog5142

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I just have the Apple Keyboard Case on it. I've NEVER dropped an iPad before...just a fluke. I do have AC+, though...so that would've been a saving grace.

The floor is rubberized and it probably would've been fine, except it hit one of the stabilizing feet of the stationary bike right on the frame edge of the iPad. That's the force that broke the protector and slightly bent the frame.
 

AppleHaterLover

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iPads are much longer than iPhones. If they land on their edge it’s a disaster. It’s simple physics really
 

The_Joker13

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This is why I’ve not upgraded. The new folio keyboard case doesn’t allow for a case to be put on to protect when detached from keyboard case. The 1st gen was a much superior design imo. Somehow Apple made it worse for gen 2.
 

BarrettF77

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I personally think the 3rd Gen is better in the hands, but I'll agree it's likely more fragile than others. But you wouldn't drop a MacBook Pro and expect it to be ok would you? The price point of these is kind of in the same realm and so taking care of it kind of aligns with that.

Apple did say it was a Laptop replacement after all... :D
 

Greenmeenie

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I personally think the 3rd Gen is better in the hands, but I'll agree it's likely more fragile than others. But you wouldn't drop a MacBook Pro and expect it to be ok would you? The price point of these is kind of in the same realm and so taking care of it kind of aligns with that.

Apple did say it was a Laptop replacement after all... :D
Totally agree. I dropped two of my last ipad minis. Both screens shattered and the corners got bent. Since buying the new 11” ipad pro, i have been EXTRA careful with it. I got a case that protects the corners. Since it costs as much as a laptop, i think you really do have to treat it like a laptop. I do plan to get one of the new upcoming ipad minis that i will use when i dont feel like being too careful. Like when i bike ride or go on a hike. But otherwise, the 11” goes with me everywhere.
 
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