iPad Pro iPad Pro 9.7- the bend factor

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  1. Wackery macrumors 6502a

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    Has anyone experienced 'the bend' with their new iPad Pro 9.7? Now that we know that it's incredibly easy to bend.
     
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    If I chose not to have a case for it, and this is not the smartest decision in the first place,
    and if you plan to leave the house with it, where there's lots of rough surfaces, after one fall, I'd get one.
    This guy drops it to the ground a few times and bends it fairly hard. Him saying that it's easy as butter is a blatant lie I'm sure.

    Yes, it's prettier without a case, but it's not worth having to worry about a fall at all times. I don't like treating my devices like raw eggs.
     
  5. ry-guy macrumors member

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    Just send it to me before you do this test and put it to GOOD use.
     
  6. Hey Now macrumors member

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    He's clearly exerting a lot of force. What's the point of these idiotic videos? Is it a big surprise that computer equipment is fragile? Sensationalist click bait.
     
  7. HiItsMe macrumors 6502

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    That was painful to watch. They should put the official Apple case and cover on a new one and do it again.
     
  8. TheRealAlex macrumors 65816

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    Question for everyone. Will AppleCare cover this kind of obvious destruction ?
     
  9. Loveandterror macrumors 6502

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    :rolleyes:
     
  10. rshrugged macrumors 6502a

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    They'll cover the presenter --

    [​IMG]
     
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    Pretty dumb and not very informative. Obviously every drop weakens the structure and glass. If he wanted to REALLY do something differently, he should use a new iPad for each drop test.
     
  12. RadioGaGa1984 macrumors 65816

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    Pretty typical topic on here lately. They come outta the woodwork after new releases it seems.
     
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  14. Wackery thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    To all the doubters, it's described as being 'easy as butter', let's just say I have apple care+...
     
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    This is completely stupid. Oh, a really thin big futuristic piece of advanced technology will bend if you purposely try to? Color me surprised. Newsflash: other things in the world get ruined when you specifically try to ruin them also. Cram a slice of bologna in your blu-ray player, see how that works, eh.
     
  17. Wackery thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The bend test represents how well a device will perform over time. Of course all this force won't be exerted all at once under normal circumstances, but it points to long term reliability.

    Apple mitigated 'the bend' with the iPhone 6s after noticing the criticism of the iPhone 6 by using higher quality aluminum (typical apple aluminum is described as being pop can quality grade), but it seems they havent' done the same with the iPads.
     
  18. Rogifan macrumors P6

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    So somebody purposely tried to bend an iPad and it bent. How stupid is this?

    No it's stupid. Like all these YouTube videos just looking for hits.
     
  19. Wackery thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Go to bed Jonny Ive.
     
  20. RichP74 macrumors regular

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    If people wouldn't click on that crap... Yes, abusing products wrecks them. What an amazing revelation.
     
  21. Rogifan macrumors P6

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    I own an iPad Air 2 and a 12.9" iPP. They don't bend. And no I'm not going to purposely try and bend them to see if they do. Stop giving these losers clicks.
     
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    I have an iPhone 6 Plus which was the subject of these crazy bending videos for a while. It's as straight as the day I inboxed it over a year ago and it's in my pocket every day.

    I could probably take my wallet and rip it apart with my bare hands if I wanted to, but I won't.
     
  23. Wackery thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    If this was a IPhone 6s you couldn't
     
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    Couldn't what?
     
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