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The super-thin iPad Pro M4 doesn't snap in half...easily

Despite being the slimmest Apple product to date, 2024's iPad Pro doesn't actually bend or break easily.
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Published onMay 16, 2024

TL;DR
  • Apple explicitly stated during the Let Loose event that, despite being thinner than its predecessor, the iPad Pro M4 isn’t less durable.
  • Zack Nelson (JerryRigEverything) found breaking the iPad Pro M4 extremely challenging when bending it horizontally with his bare hands.
  • While the iPad Pro M4 may slightly bend after months of active use, that isn’t out of the ordinary, and it likely won’t be noticeable.

Ever since the iPhone 6’s infamous Bendgate, people have expressed skepticism whenever Apple launches a slim device. The case with the iPad Pro M4 is no different, especially since it’s the company’s thinnest device yet. Well, for those of you wondering, no, the iPad Pro M4 won’t introduce Bendgate 2.0, and — with regular use — the tablet shouldn’t snap in half.

The first assurance came from Apple directly during its Let Loose iPad launch event. When the company announced that the iPad Pro M4 is its thinnest product ever, it also highlighted that the design change doesn’t make it any less durable than its predecessor. That’s because Apple tweaked the internal structure and the materials used for the chassis.

Naturally, many critics won’t take Apple’s word for it and will demand more convincing proof. Luckily, Zack Nelson (JerryRigEverything) and other YouTubers have put the iPad Pro M4 to the test — providing the sleepless with the peace of mind they need.

Despite Zack bending it horizontally with all his force, the iPad Pro M4 just wouldn’t snap. He called it “black magic levels of structural integrity.” However, he finally managed to break it in half when bending it vertically. But, even then, the process took some effort.

While it’s common for slim tablets to bend a bit with time and use, you can rest assured that your iPad Pro M4 won’t break or curve noticeably with normal everyday use.

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Apple iPad Pro (2024)Apple iPad Pro (2024)
Apple iPad Pro (2024)
Ultra retina XDR display • Apple M4 chip • Face ID
MSRP: $999.00
Biggest upgrade in six years
With the powerful M4 chipset, and an OLED display, the 2024 variant of the Apple iPad Pro is a welcome update in the series. Available with 11-inch or 13-inch displays, 256GB - 2TB of storage, and 8GB or 16GB of RAM, this ultra-slim tablet is ready for work or play.
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