Apple’s new 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro are prone to bending, according to various reports.
To an extent, this issue isn’t surprising, given that the iPad Pro measures in at just 5.9mm in thickness, making it Apple’s thinnest iPad yet.
Reports of bending iPad Pro tablets have emerged on Reddit, Twitter and Apple-focused blogs like MacRumors. YouTuber ‘JerryRigEverything’ also managed to bend the new iPad Pro with a limited amount of force, though given that his YouTube channel literally exists to break tech products in different, I always approach his tests with a skeptical eye.
Though various reports of bending iPad Pro tablets have emerged, as it stands it seems that the issue isn’t widespread. Further, it’s highly unlikely the problem is as common as the iPhone 6’s ‘bendgate’ fiasco from back in 2014.
It’s also important to point out that it’s unclear if the new iPad Pro is more or less bendable that previous versions of the iPad, or even just other tablets in general, especially given that tests like the one JerryRigEverything performed are not done under real-world conditions.
Given the new iPad Pro’s dimensions, I’m not surprised it bends somewhat easily, though I’d argue that unless you’re doing something silly with the tablet, you probably won’t end up with a bent device.