Newly launched iPad Pro can seemingly bend and break very easily

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"Apple recently launched an entirely redesigned iPad Pro line, in two sizes - 11" and 12.9". Most folks won't have to worry about seeing the iPad bend like this, unless they're aiming to break it on objective, but perhaps its thinness is a contributing factor to potentially damaging models in the future. As you'll see in the video below, the metal can be scratched easily, but you won't damage it.

It's certainly something to keep in mind when purchasing one of the new tablets, especially at its slightly exorbitant price point.

Apple would probably rather skip the references to Bendgate. However, the ease with which the Apple Pencil cracked in half certainly makes it likely to break if you slide it in a pocket and sit down or drop it and then accidentally step on it. Now before you jump into the comments section blaming him for going too harsh on the device or saying that no one is going to bend it, take a look at Apple forums where people are noting that the tablet is bending just after a couple of days of use.

The most interesting, and hurtful, part though is the actual bend test. After scratching the metal sides, Zack finds that the area where the Apple Pencil latches on to the tablet is made of plastic to allow wireless charging for the Pencil.

Swapping the lightning port for USB Type-C has definitely helped Apple's cause, even though its operating system doesn't support external storage devices. Do you like them extra pliable? If anything, the video is pretty much a stress test of the iPad Pro, with JerryRigEverything subjecting the tablet all manners of destructive actions.