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Thinking about iPad Pro, worried about bending

Discussion in 'Apple Hardware' started by Gibson88, Mar 31, 2020.

  1. Gibson88


    Joined: Mar 25, 2020

    Posts: 1

    Location: United Kingdom

    I’m thinking of picking up a new 2020 iPad Pro today, I’m just worried about the bending “feature”. I seem to see a lot of posts online with people having slight bends, I don’t mean out the box I mean through use.

    I understand they’re probably quite fragile being that thin. But I was wondering if anyone here has bent theirs or if they’ve help up without any issues?

    Any help to ease my mind would be great.
  2. Daaaavvveee

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 28, 2015

    Posts: 1,235

    Location: Bishops Cleeve, UK

    Dont sit on it?
  3. marcg868


    Joined: Oct 16, 2016

    Posts: 237

    Location: East Lancashire

    Had my since July a 2018 11 inch. No bending issues whatsoever. Before the current COVID 19 situation I used to slap mine in my bag with my hard shoes, a 2 litre bottle of water and bounced around on the motorway for 32 miles 4 times a week.
    Use it every day and it’s fantastic.
  4. Feek


    Joined: Oct 16, 2002

    Posts: 228,610

    Location: In the radio shack

    It's not an iPhone 6 Plus.
  5. RJC


    Joined: May 29, 2005

    Posts: 28,492

    Location: Kent

    I have the 12.9” 2018 model and mine still ok.
  6. The_Abyss


    Joined: May 15, 2007

    Posts: 12,805

    Location: Ipswich / Bodham

    Same, in constant use and transport to / from work and it is like new.
  7. Terminal_Boy


    Joined: Apr 13, 2013

    Posts: 8,057

    Location: La France

    Never heard of a single 12.9” iPad getting bent before.
  8. Kainz


    Joined: Dec 15, 2002

    Posts: 21,664

    Location: In a cowfield, London, UK

    I bought my 12.9" in Feb 19 if I recall correctly and at the time I too was concerned about bending as it was being reported everywhere. I haven't had such issues and I have mine in a 'soft' case. I take mine to work in a messenger bag that has a hard nylon chopping board inserted into it that is the same size as the ipad. It allows for rigidness and stops any potential flexing as I head to/fro work.

    The grade of Alu being used in these new ipads is definately not the same as the previous iPads 1-4 that's for sure. It is way easier to scratch for instance.
  9. Captain


    Joined: Dec 1, 2011

    Posts: 18,365


  10. rIcK

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 5, 2004

    Posts: 1,341

    I have the older version of this, and through normal use with a structured case mine has bent. I did bend it back in the other direction to straighten it though.

    The structural integrity of these is terrible sadly.