Apple products always deliver top-of-the-line tech in terms of performance, but the actual durability of the products is another matter entirely. The company’s iPad lineup is no exception to that roll, with many durability tests in the past showing that they break pretty easily. Well, nothing has changed in 2020.
A new durability test from JerryRigEverything reveals that the 2020 iPad Pro still has the same weak points as the 2018 iPad Pro, with no improvements being made to the durability. The video host notes that Apple didn’t reposition the microphone hole on the side in the new iPad Pro, which was the weak spot where the 2018 iPad Pro bent. So, it should come as no surprise that the new iPad Pro bends and breaks at the exact same spot as the old iPad Pro.
The one bright point is that those who use the new Magic Keyboard will enjoy vastly increased durability for the iPad, as it is encased in a sturdy shell. However, considering the high price of the keyboard, those who opt out of purchasing it are simply out of luck. You’re just going to have to be very careful with your product, which goes without saying. You can check out the durability test at the bottom of this post.
Apple is slated to update more of their iPad lineup later this year, though the exact models getting updated remain to be seen. It will be interesting to see if those models have improved durability at all, though it seems unlikely at this point. As always, we’ll bring you more information as it becomes available.