New iPad most bendable apple product yet

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Properly not a problem for most, but beware having it in a backpack. Fast forward to the 8min mark.

 

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I wonder if the smaller 11” iPad is more durable. Larger equals easier to apply force over the surface area.
 

TrueBlou

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Who’d have thought testing an iPad to destruction would cause problems.
As for bending it, well aside from it being quite large, so probably easier to bend regardless. The screen was already broken when he was bending it, that’s a huge difference in structural integrity.
 

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Properly not a problem for most, but beware having it in a backpack. Fast forward to the 8min mark.

I don't care for these kind of videos - I'm already aware that dropping glass onto concrete is likely to break it.

I'd imagine the shattered glass would make it much easier to bend, similar situation to a car windscreen in that the glass provides a lot of the rigidity.

Love how it's still auto rotating the display after all that abuse though!
 

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Who’d have thought testing an iPad to destruction would cause problems.
As for bending it, well aside from it being quite large, so probably easier to bend regardless. The screen was already broken when he was bending it, that’s a huge difference in structural integrity.
Compared to the pervious model, it's almost like butter. 2017:

 

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Imagine having that much money that you can buy one of these and then break it.
I’ve no idea how YouTube works, but is the theory here that if you can be first with a video like this, you’ll earn a shedload of cash to more than pay for the iPad?
 
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Imagine having that much money that you can buy one of these and then break it.
If this happens to get linked on a few news sites and gets alot of clicks, they will likely earn more money than what they wasted.
 

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I wonder if the smaller 11” iPad is more durable. Larger equals easier to apply force over the surface area.
This is probably true, as physics and mechanics. Maybe not more durable, but smaller more rigid and less suseptible.
 
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CaTOAGU

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In that video, when he tries bending it the screen is still intact. In the first video you posted, the screen was shattered. So again, big difference in structural integrity between them.
This. These devices get a non trivial amount of their structural integrity from the display glass. His whole testing regime is terrible, everything after the first drop test, isn't testing an iPad, it's testing a damaged iPad. Thus when he gets to the end he's not "bend testing" an iPad, he's testing a damaged one, and in this case a fatally compromised one. Maybe this iPad is easier to bend, but we don't really know from this test.
 

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What I want to know is if these iPads have a curvature to them along the long side, like so many of the Air 2s etc.

I know my Air 2 has a curve to it if you look down the long edge of it at a 10 degree angle. Pretty disappointing to be honest, every one I saw at the store at the time was the same.
 

Jimx26

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Christ! Who would of thought abusing a piece of tech for 8 minutes will have an impact on its structural integrity :rolleyes:
 
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Freida

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Although I don't like these videos I agree that in terms of "effort" required it is fairly easy to bend this even if not broken glass considered. Probably not an issue but only time will tell. I have Air 2 and no issues there after 4 years but that thing is super rigid. This is soft in comparison.
Few times it happened that I had my iPad on the sofa leaning against the back support and my partner accidentally leaned back on it. Not an issue as it wasn't sitting on it and in cases like this you realise something is wrong but with this one it may not be that forgiving.
Will see though :)
 

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The bending does not concern me. However, what does concern me a bit is the buckling on the aluminium that occurred from the waist high drop.