Apple's M1-powered iPad Pro handles burns, scratches, and bending quite well

midian182

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In context: Apple's 12.9-inch iPad Pro is being hailed as the best tablet the company has ever made, with its M1 chip and Liquid Retina XDR display packing mini-LED tech. But has that made it less durable? Tests discovered that despite the upgrades, the latest and largest iPad Pro is tougher than its predecessors, though you should still be careful not to bend it.

Zack Nelson of JerryRigEverything carried out his usual physical stress tests on the 12.9-inch M1 iPad Pro 2021 that Apple recently unveiled. He starts with a scratch test that reveals the screen starts showing marks at level 6, followed by deeper grooves at level seven—similar to what you would see with most phones.

One might expect that holding a flame to the iPad Pro's display would be a recipe for disaster, but while the areas do turn black after about 17 seconds, they recover quickly, and the iPad works as normal.

Finally, there's the bend test. The latest iPad is half a millimeter thicker this year, helping prevent it from snapping in half in the same way as its predecessors did during the same experiment. The tablet does retain this bent angle, though it still functions normally. You can even bend it back closer to its usual shape without destroying the device—it's just a lot more wrinkly.

Nelson praises Apple for improving the durability of the latest iPad Pro. Knowing it's not that easy to break or damage one is reassuring for a device priced at $1,099 (Wi-Fi only) and $1,299 (cellular). Still, try not to sit on it.

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ypsylon

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This is the most brainless YT channel concerning technology.

To destroy amazing piece of tech just for the sake of destroying it - how many (kilo)tones of e-waste they created in just past 5 years. Who the hell use the devices like so. I remember e.g. 2018 iPP propaganda. How easy it is to bend. For 3 years I haven't recorded single scratch or deformation and I'm using it like 10-12h/day wherever I go.

We are bombarded with calls to reuse old, recycle, conserve resources and on the other end people getting paid on YT doing exact opposite and wastefulness be damned. However improbable is brain transplant, time to Rig some Brain.


I'm cool, ...just had to get this out.

 

VitalyT

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Well, let me try...

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Shadowboxer

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Apple continue to dominate consumer electronics. Its getting savage how far ahead they are now. What are you going to buy instead of an ipad M1? A Surface go? A chrome tablet? Dont make me laugh!

 

GregonMaui

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Apple continue to dominate consumer electronics. Its getting savage how far ahead they are now. What are you going to buy instead of an ipad M1? A Surface go? A chrome tablet? Dont make me laugh!
Why laughing is fun. You could do a MS commercial and compare a slow surface pro with a vastly inferior screen, ram, speakers. To an iPad Pro. But It’s cheaper, has a kick stand and I love that click. Oh wait, sorry it’s been done
 

terzaerian

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Apple continue to dominate consumer electronics. Its getting savage how far ahead they are now. What are you going to buy instead of an ipad M1? A Surface go? A chrome tablet? Dont make me laugh!
An actual computer you can do work on and repair, because you're not a lickspittle ego-welded to a soulless trillion-dollar megacorporation.

The only useful service Apple provides is that it's essentially a societal grease trap for the stupid and the insufferable.
 

GregonMaui

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An actual computer you can do work on and repair, because you're not a lickspittle ego-welded to a soulless trillion-dollar megacorporation.

The only useful service Apple provides is that it's essentially a societal grease trap for the stupid and the insufferable.
and a good day to you too sir