Bendgate Pro? Apple's new iPad is easily bent out of shape

Bendgate Pro? Apple's new iPad is easily bent out of shape


In recent years, new devices have been a little straight-laced.

There was a time, you see, when the most important thing about a new phone was whether it could be easily bent.

The iPhone 6 Plus, for example, was the subject of the famous Bendgate. Initial tests by instant examiners showed that it wasn't wise to put the phone in your back pocket and sit on it.

Now, though, we may have a new, warped Apple problem.

Famed tester Zach Nelson, aka Jerry Rig Everything, got hold of the new iPad Pro and bent it completely out of shape.

"The iPad Pro doesn't have any of that structural integrity stuff," says Nelson in his usual, inflexibly deadpan mode.

He adds that it's like "tinfoil wrapped around mashed potatoes."

Well, it's quite thin. And, when things are quite thin they're often quite bendable and easily mashed.

What's perhaps a little surprising, though, is how easily this new iPad Pro bends and breaks. It doesn't seem as if Nelson exerts too much energy to achieve his destructive ends. Learn more




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