I don't mean flexible as in it does a lot of things well, I mean flexible as in the case and glass are flexible in movement, unlike previous iPads (heavier iPads). I guess this is due to the overall thinner shell and display? making for a much lighter iPad, something had to give, like stability? Try it. Push on the back, by the Apple logo. The display has a little flex, similar to the iPad mini. But I was a bit surprised by the metal back being similarly flexible.