Will the Apple Folio prevent bending?...

CB98

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I'm not hugely concerned about bending my iPad, but it is something to bear in mind. Do you reckon the smart folio will make it more rigid when in a briefcase (and in a padded TomToc case), or will it still be susceptible?
 
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CB98

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if you put both hands on each end of the iPad and make force on it there’s no folio that can help you
Its more from a standpoint of gentle and gradual pressure from being in a briefcase that has other things that aren't as straight as the iPad (but these forces are reasonably low).
 

akash.nu

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I’ve been using iPads over the last 6 years and have taken them with me on various casual and business trips. Not a single iPad has ever bent even a millimetre.

People are putting too much value on that one video. It’s crazy.
 
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CB98

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I’ve been using iPads over the last 6 years and have taken them with me to various casual and business trips. Not a single iPad has ever bent even a millimetre.

People are putting too much value on that one video. It’s crazy.
I agree with you that the video has been over-exaggerated. However, I don't have the experience of owning them before... That said, I think its not worth thinking about and just something I need to forget about.
 
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I agree with you that the video has been over-exaggerated. However, I don't have the experience of owning them before... That said, I think its not worth thinking about and just something I need to forget about.
Use common sense with a device that costs thousands and you’ll be fine.
 
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I'm not hugely concerned about bending my iPad, but it is something to bear in mind. Do you reckon the smart folio will make it more rigid when in a briefcase (and in a padded TomToc case), or will it still be susceptible?
The folio absolutely provides decent rigidity to the device.

So much in fact I believe that’s why they went for a folio design this time.
 
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In an attempt to actually answer the question you’re asking rather than treat you like a child and tell you to “be careful” with your stuff, some kind of protection is going to be better than going naked with it. I don’t have the folio, but it appears to have the same kind of rigid backside for attaching the iPad as the Smart Keyboard I have. Anything rigid should help it. But in my prior experience with that foldable folio design, it’s a little more flimsy. The front side of the keyboard is also fairly rigid and so the full package makes the whole thing fairly solid and should help it in the event you’re putting it in the type of case that has some flex to it and might form to your body shape a little bit or pressure from other things in the bag.
 

mdjasrie

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The Magic Keyboard folio will definitely add rigidity to the iPad. The keypad area is pretty rigid so it will definitely help if you are in a situation where the iPad has been stressed due to unforeseen circumstances. At the end of the day, knowing how fragile such devices are, simply be a bit more mindful of you handle and it will be fine. I think 99% of normal use cases will not involve iPads being bent to such a degree.

I am pretty sure in the weeks to come new iPad Pro cases will help reinforce the device considerably. Until then, just be a little more mindful and you will be fine.
 
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I’ve been using iPads over the last 6 years and have taken them with me on various casual and business trips. Not a single iPad has ever bent even a millimetre.

People are putting too much value on that one video. It’s crazy.
Exactly. Too much worrying over a rare possibility.
 
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LeeW

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Why/how would you bend your iPad?
Throw it in a bag with other things that put pressure on the wrong part of the device, make it worse by sitting down with it in the bag whilst under stress will make it worse. Things that common sense tell you not to do but people think just because it cost $$$'s they should be able to anyway.
 
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Ammon42

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I agree with you that the video has been over-exaggerated. However, I don't have the experience of owning them before... That said, I think its not worth thinking about and just something I need to forget about.
I’ve had two of the new iPad Pro bend from being in my tumi briefcase and in the padded lab top pocket. These things bend way too easy and i end up bending the back gently with my hands
 
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LostAggie

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I have decided to use the non pro version (work provided) that works with Apple Pencil until they release something new. Love the 11 but I had two that had bends to them. first one came that way second one developed and I have no idea how. ridiculous...
 
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Its more from a standpoint of gentle and gradual pressure from being in a briefcase that has other things that aren't as straight as the iPad (but these forces are reasonably low).
An iPad Pro won’t bend from gentle pressure in a briefcase even without the Folio.
 
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