New Apple iPad Pro tablets appear to be vunerable to bending

If you own one of the new 2018 Apple iPad Pro models, we don't have to tell you that you made a pretty expensive investment in a new tablet. The 11-inch model starts at $799, and the 12.9-inch version is priced at $999 and up. Even if you don't like putting a case on your mobile devices, you might want to buy one after watching how easily the iPad Pro can be bent. The latest video from JerryRigEverything, found at the top of this article, reveals that bending the thin tablet doesn't even require you to work up a sweat.

The iPad Pro bent easily near the microphone hole on the tablet's left side, and where the Apple Pencil's magnetic charging spot is along the right side. Speaking of the Apple Pencil, the $129 second generation accessory also bent easily. The most obvious solution is just not to bend the tablet or the pencil. However, there have been complaints made by some iPad Pro owners who put their new tablets inside a backpack and discovered that their devices now have a noticeable bend to them. Others are claiming that their new iPad Pro models were bent right out of the box.

Now, we should point out that other tablets will bend too (perhaps not as easily, though). In fact tablets are much more vulnerable to bending than smartphones, which is why everyone freaked out when iPhone 6 units started to imitate a clamshell phone. You probably should purchase a case for your new Pad Pro, but be aware that Apple's Smart Keyboard Folio and Smart Folio won't do much to reinforce either new tablet.

Until a more rugged case is made available, just treat your expensive new iPad Pro tablets with kid gloves. When traveling with the device, you might want to consider using the original box for protection.

Related phones

iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2018)
  • Display 12.9" 2048 x 2732 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A12X Bionic, Octa-core, 2490 MHz
  • Storage 1000 GB
iPad Pro 11-inch
  • Display 11.0" 1668 x 2388 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A12X Bionic, Octa-core, 2490 MHz
  • Storage 1000 GB
  • Battery 7812 mAh



1. ahmadkun

Posts: 586; Member since: May 02, 2016

Samsung: we're developing the first foldable tablet. Apple: Hold my beer.

3. AmashAziz

Posts: 2923; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

With such a thin tablet you can't expect anything else.

28. iphart

Posts: 25; Member since: Oct 17, 2018

The new iPad Pro that I saw was thicker than the 2017 model.

30. AmashAziz

Posts: 2923; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Seems like you saw a fake thing The 2017 Pros are thicker than 2018 Pros.

59. ShaikhJGI

Posts: 359; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Who asked them to make it so thin & fragile? If it was part of the design, they should have used a reinforced steel instead right..

10. Vokilam

Posts: 1192; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

That’s the funniest post I’ve read in months. Thanks for the laugh - this was a good one.

18. Venom

Posts: 3541; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Ok that was funny.

39. theviolinist

Posts: 209; Member since: Feb 03, 2018

but sadly this comment is all over jerryrigeverything's video on youtube, it's not like you came up with it, chill

41. cmdacos

Posts: 4200; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

You're fun... Chill...

55. gamehead unregistered


2. AmashAziz

Posts: 2923; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Is Jerryrigeverything the only YouTuber you guys watch? No credit for Everythingapplepro?? :( He also does bend, scratch and drop tets and a few days ago heavily tested the new iPad Pros to show how prone to bending and breaking they are. Yet you guys never notice Everythingapplepro's work. Such a shame. Trying researching well on youtube.... And he also does speed tests.

6. mootu

Posts: 1517; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

Nope, his Apple worshipping makes his video's cringeworthy to watch, it's quiet nauseating. I don't mind a bit of bias in video's but that guy is so bad that he would stick his butt in the air and grab his ankles if Tim Crook walked in the room.

19. AmashAziz

Posts: 2923; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

He might be somewhat biased, but his drop and bend tests are unbiased as he showed the iPad Pro 11 to be more fragile than the Pro 10.5. That's something worth to give credit fir, isn't it?

27. maherk

Posts: 6876; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I don't see him biased tbh. He talks in his videos as an Apple owner, so of course he's going to tell you more about what he loves in their products. But I have seen him dozens of times rip Apple apart for some of their choices, and in his comparison videos with Android flagships, he never hides his frustration with some of Apple's decisions and have no problem picking the Android phone as the winner of that specific comparison. Don't let the channel's name deceive you, I remember watching tons of his videos where Apple fanboys go after him simply because he told the truth.

29. ph00ny

Posts: 2031; Member since: May 26, 2011

Everythingapplepro is pretty balanced. He never denies that he's a huge apple fan but he seems to be always on top of all the issues and doesn't hide or spin them one bit.

31. AmashAziz

Posts: 2923; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Yep thanks.

7. worldpeace

Posts: 3133; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Zack's test is more consistent. (and Zack's bend test in this one is much more satisfying, lol)


Posts: 930; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Wouldn't say Everything Apple pro is as conductive as Jerry. Jerry does the same tests and the same situations. Everythingapplepro does different environments which i prefer over Jerry.

20. AmashAziz

Posts: 2923; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

If you are talking about drop tests,then he does each drop at the same place in his garage.

11. whatev

Posts: 2260; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

I’m an iOS user and sometimes I see everythingapplepro videos and I can’t stand that guy, he’s kinda cocky AF, I remember a video where he was unboxing an iPhone and said something like “I got this phone just to unbox it and I’ll never use it” I was like, b***h just give it away and don’t unbox the phone!!!

21. AmashAziz

Posts: 2923; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

You think all other tech YouTubers use the 100s of phones they buy every year? No! Those phones are just sitting in their drawers. Just look at Mkbhd..... Your statement is stupid and emanates jealousy towards him.

43. whatev

Posts: 2260; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Don’t get me wrong, he’s got good videos, actually I think his speed tests are one of the best on YouTube because he tries to cover everything to push the chips to the maximum, and when he’s talking about every iOS release he makes a very detailed walkthrough but it’s just his attitude, I know youtubers have many devices but he’s like “hey guys I’m in Hawaii on vacations, you know I’m on vacations the whole year and now I’m going to unbox a phone that I’ll never use just for you to watch :)” that’s the kind of person that makes iOS users the object of hatred, I’m not criticizing the content of his videos but his attitude

47. AmashAziz

Posts: 2923; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Yeah his attitude his understandable. He does seem biased sometimes.

15. OneLove123

Posts: 1064; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

His name is, Apple pro, dude. How can you take him seriously? Unless you are a true sheep.

48. notfair

Posts: 740; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

Everythingapplepro is a trash piece of garbage.

4. Hollowmost

Posts: 421; Member since: Oct 10, 2017

Hope Apple fix sh*t in iOS 13

14. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1060; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

Not so certain updated Software can fix fragile hardware

33. Peaceboy

Posts: 640; Member since: Oct 11, 2018

Hope Samsung fix their lousy Samsung Experience aka TouchWiz. Just tell them to get stock android, no more bloatware and laggy samsung apps.

51. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Deflect deflect. Taking about Samsung in an article showing terrible engineering from Apple. The richest company on the planet, got there by selling cheap products made in china. A country known for having cheap quality products. Who would have guessed.

5. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1557; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Apple products have been known for bending for years, they are extremely thin and made of aluminum, it's to be expected that they bend easily. Far from the only brand with this issue.

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