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Somebody already bent the new iPad Pro....

Ipad Pro Bend
Ipad Pro Bend (Image credit: EverythingApplePro)

What you need to know

  • EverythingApplePro has got his hands on the new iPad.
  • He bent it.
  • No really, he bent it.

Apple's new iPad Pro deliveries are starting to arrive, and EverythingApplePro has released a teardown and testing video of the new device.

The video starts off harmless enough, as EverythingApplePro unboxes the new iPad, checking out the new camera layout on the rear of the device. However, around four minutes in, he notes that Apple didn't officially mention the iPad Pro "becoming stronger" with this latest release. If that wasn't enough to set alarm bells ringing, then gripping both ends of the iPad and bending it certainly was.

With a disturbing tone of satisfaction, EAP bends the device before exclaiming "Oh man! Like butter..." He notes that Apple's 2020 iPad Pro still seems to have the same "weakness" as its predecessor, noting that Apple appears not to have made any changes whatsoever to reinforce this iPad compared to previous models.

That's probably because no user in their right mind would intentionally apply that kind of force to their brand new, $800+ iPad Pro that was only officially released yesterday... However, EAP maintains that the iPad Pro is "so easy to bend" that users should absolutely buy a case for it. Or you know... maybe just don't bend it...

The video continues as EAP prises the new display off the front of the iPad in order to take a look at the iPad Pro's new batteries and internals, including the new A12Z processor. The most interesting part of the video is probably a comparison of the inner components of the iPad Pro's new camera system featuring a LiDAR sensor for improved AR and 4K video.

The bending is tough watching, but check out the video below!

If you like looking inside Apple products, then you should definitely also check out iFixit's most recent teardown of the new MacBook Air!

Stephen Warwick
Stephen Warwick

Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.

Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple.

  • Sure, tablets bend, my stars what a revelation! This dude is just another in the long string of rich-kid YouTubers with a kicky haircut, a fabulous studio with 8k video equipment, a Tesla Model X and other race cars, who buys piles of expensive devices and then proceeds to destroy them, who have more money than they know what to do with from YouTube ads and Amazon links. The fact that Apple caters to them by sending them advance product amazes me. Their content is sometimes interesting, but meaningless when they do things like this and then tell people they should not buy the device. I have owned iPads since they came out and have NEVER bent one, either in a bag or by sitting on it (yes I've done that) or by putting it in my back pocket (No, never did that). Nor am I going to take my new iPad Pro when it arrives and do what he did to it. If he wants to do that with a $1000+ device, fine, it's just sofa change to him, but normal people don't do that.
  • To be fair, I don't believe he gets advanced products and pays for them himself. He often talks about jailbreaks so Apple is probably not cool with that.He has done drop tests and water resistance with several phones. I don't really see the point of bending an iPad, but he must get enough views to make it worthwhile.
  • Thats why I do not give those articles my click traffic anymore, they are a waste of my time, resources and brain cells. What a waste. Apple should bend it themselves on stage and save the environment that much more. It is aluminum and glass - it will of course break if you do treat it right 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️
  • Unfortunately, this guy is in his right mind–he gets paid for destructive practices on YouTube. I fondly wish that YouTube would have a way to flag such videos such that no revenue would be realized for willfully destroying equipment for a video.
  • Don't be jealous. He has money to do this, you obviously don't. Don't be salty.
  • Why? A job is a job, regardless of what you do. Don't hate the player, hate the game
  • Agreed Danny. Just becuase his job is to show devices getting bent etc is no reason to punish him. That is insane.
  • Unfortunately, I just experienced my 2018 iPad Pro bending. It wasn't terrible, but very disappointing since I use it the same way as every other iPad I've owned. It definitely feels more fragile than previous models, but I've always had it in the keyboard case, which wasn't enough to keep it from bending. This guy is extremely stupid, but the point does remain, these iPad pros are more likely to bend than non pro models.
  • That is what they are trying to say in these videos. They (ipad pros) are extremely fragile. I have no fear regarding my 6th gen ipad or my iPad 2 bending.