The new Apple iPad Pro with M1 chip has passed the durability test

iPad Pro M1

The Youtuber Jerry Rig Everything is widely known to technology fans for constantly arranging durability tests for brand new smartphones and other devices. He wants to convey to a wide audience how durable gadgets are. This time, the brand new iPad Pro with M1 chip lay on his desk, and according to the results of the tests, the Youtuber had a reason to praise the new Apple product.

The fifth-generation iPad Pro, with a 12.9-inch display, had to pass the endurance test. But before moving on to the culmination of the execution in the form of a fold test, the blogger began to scratch and set fire to the display. Predictably enough, the first scars on the screen appeared when using a stick with a sixth level of hardness on the Mohs scale. As it turned out, after a thermal burn, the mini LED panel is capable of self-healing.

It came as no surprise that the aluminum case can be easily covered with drawings using a clerical knife. Zach Nelson ended the torture with a fold test. Despite the fact that the blogger still managed to bend the tablet a little, the screen remained unharmed and remained functional. In general, the Youtuber was pleased with the build quality of the iPad Pro and among its strengths, he noted the display, which is able to survive various adversities.

Here’s a reminder of the specifications of the new iPad Pro devices.

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Apple iPad Pro 11-inch / 12.9-inch (2021) specifications

  • 11-inch (2388 x 1668 pixels) Liquid Retina LED-backlit display with P3 Color Gamut, 600 nits brightness, 264 PPI
  • 12.9-inch (2732 x 2048pixels) Liquid Retina XDR mini-LED backlit  display with P3 Color Gamut; 600 nits brightness, 1000 nits max full-screen brightness; 1600 nits peak brightness (HDR), 264 PPI
  • Apple M1 chip 8-core CPU with 4 perform­ance cores and 4 efficiency cores
    8-core GPU, 16-core Neural Engine
  • 8GB RAM with 128GB, 256GB or 512GB storage / 16GB RAM with 1TB or 2TB storage
  • iOS 14.5
  • 12MP wide camera with f/1.8 aperture, 10MP ultra-wide camera with f/2.4 aperture, 5P lens, Sapphire crystal lens cover, Autofocus with Focus Pixels (Wide), Brighter True Tone flash
  • 12MP Ultra Wide TrueDepth front camera with 122° field of view, Portrait mode with advanced bokeh and Depth Control, Portrait Lighting, Retina Flash
  • Five microphones for calls, video recording, and audio recording, Four speaker audio
  • Sensors: Face ID, LiDAR Scanner, Three-axis gyro, Accelerometer, Barometer, Ambient light sensor
  •  5G (optional), Wi‑Fi 802.11 ax (2.4GHz and 5GHz)Wi-Fi 6; simultaneous dual band (2.4GHz and 5GHz); HT80 with MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0, Built‑in GPS/GNSS, Thunderbolt 3 ; USB 4 (up to 40 Gbps) / USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10 Gbps)
  • Dimensions (11-inch): 247.6x 178.5x 5.9mm; Weight: 466/468g
  • Dimensions (12.9-inch): 280.6x 214.9 x 5.9mm; Weight: 682/684g
  • 11-inch – 28.65-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery;  with Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music
  • 12.9-inch – 40.88-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery;  with Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music
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