iPad Pro's bending issue

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Doomoo

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Coming from an iPad 3 first thing i noticed with my new 10.5 was they seem a bit..... well fragile. I guess if people want thin and light this is the result. You would need to take care carrying these in a backpack i would think. Opinions?

 

Relentless Power

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Put it between a couple of books in your pack.
That's horrible advice Steve. [Sarcasm].

In all seriousness, these videos are nothing more then worst-case scenario's and no one would treat their iPads disrespectfully and these videos are extreme situations of how easily they break. These "Will it bend" video's are borderline ridiculous and I can make the same argument about many electronic products that I own that could easily break if I did not use Caution with them.
 

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That's horrible advice Steve. [Sarcasm].

In all seriousness, these videos are nothing more then worst-case scenario's and no one would treat their iPads disrespectfully and these videos are extreme situations of how easily they break. These "Will it bend" video's are borderline ridiculous and I can make the same argument about many electronic products that I own that could easily break if I did not use Caution with them.
The same people are responsible for the global warming hysteria. :)
 
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pat500000

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Even without an OtterBox case, you don't need it. It comes down to how somebody treats their investments and devices with care. Nobody intentionally treats their devices to intentionally break or bend.
Of course, but I'm accident prone so I would need it. It's up to them whether they want protection or not, but those who need protection would do some good with this. I'm protection > beauty.
 
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GDF

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Does not seem any different than my 9.7 pro I have. Things really get overblown sometimes and especially if you are Apple.
 
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BasicGreatGuy

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In the middle of several books.
Coming from an iPad 3 first thing i noticed with my new 10.5 was they seem a bit..... well fragile. I guess if people want thin and light this is the result. You would need to take care carrying these in a backpack i would think. Opinions?

Your question should be asked and or tested under normal usage conditions. In my opinion, the video was made to illicit views, which create income for the creator. The video does not show normal usage. As such, it doesn't show normal usage results.
 

badmojo69

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I really don’t see the point in these videos on YouTube et al showing wether iPads/iPhones etc will bend, blend, survive stupid height drops etc.

Most normal people know that the stuff will bend/break under exertion of those sort of forces.
My Ipad Gen 1 wont bend. :)
 

Doomoo

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I do agree dropping from a certain height and purposely trying to bend is not normal useage and a bit silly, but i was still surprised at how little effort was required to bend it.

There has also been reports from people receiving curved (read bent) IPPs from new. I wonder if this can be classed as "normal usage"?
 

Relentless Power

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I do agree dropping from a certain height and purposely trying to bend is not normal useage and a bit silly, but i was still surprised at how little effort was required to bend it.

There has also been reports from people receiving curved (read bent) IPPs from new. I wonder if this can be classed as "normal usage"?

That would be the only logical explanation I can think of. That if the iPad was not abused in anyway from the owner, then perhaps if it had a slight curve or bend not necessarily visible to the eye without blatantly looking at it, perhaps it did arrive from the factory that way until noticed. Always, iPads don't inexplicably bend for no reason. It Had to happen somehow.
 

ApfelKuchen

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I have this 'thing' against clicking on YouTube clickbait, otherwise I'd have an idea of how "easy" it is to bend.

I have a first-gen iPad and a first-gen 12.9" iPad Pro. I can make either of them flex a bit, if I expend the effort (high rise buildings and bridges also flex, by design). However, I'm not going to try to see how far I have to flex them before they acquire a permanent bend - the 1,000th YouTube video of a bent iPad doesn't get quite as many clicks as the first.

Both iPads are in protective cases - extra rigidity and screen protection is a good idea. My devices' protective cases get pretty beaten up, but the equipment inside is still in great condition.
 

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