As if the iPhone 6 Plus bendgate fiasco – where several people reported and demonstrated how seemingly easy it was to bend the phablet – wasn t enough, Apple has a new thing to worry about. Its latest flagship iPad, the iPad Air 2 is also vulnerable to bending when put against a reasonably high amount of pressure, it seems. Also Read - Apple CEO Tim Cook claims iOS is more secure than AndroidAlso Read - Apple Music Lossless, Spatial Audio features with Dolby Atmos coming soon to India
YouTube user Martin Macht has posted a new video in which he demonstrates how easily one can bend the iPad Air 2 with their bare hands. In the video, the screen shatters almost instantly which is soon followed by the fall off of several tiny pieces. Also Read - Apple sells more iPads in early 2021 than ever, grows along with Samsung
And it isn t that surprising after all. The iPad Air 2 is a lot thinner than the last year s iPad Air. At 6.1mm thickness, the device is evidently weaker than its predecessors.
But is it really that concerning? We don t think so. Unlike the iPhone 6 Plus, people aren t going to carry this tablet in their pocket. The way people use and keep their tablets and phones are a bit different. People are likely to carry the device inside their backpack or similar places, where it is probably never going to face that much pressure.