Watch Apple’s latest iPad meet messy end in endurance test

Popular YouTuber Zack Nelson — he JerryRigEverything channel — took the toolkit to Apple’s latest iPad in a durability test, and now we can say that it didn’t turn out too well for the device.

Released a few months ago to lukewarm reviews, the new iPad is the 10th edition of Apple’s budget iPad, available in a variety of colors.

Choosing the pink iPad, Nelson begins by noting how the new device “officially catches up with the rest of the world” by replacing Apple’s proprietary Lightning port with a USB-C port.

Before you get your knife to the iPad, Nelson also highlights the absurdity of Apple’s decision to keep the Lightning connector on the iPad’s compatible Apple Pencil, assuring that you’ll need to pick up the $9 dongle to connect it to the USB-C port. “Still, Apple loves it,” Nelson says. “I’ve even heard they change their ‘think differently’ slogan to ‘think dongle’.”

Nelson’s scratch test using the Mohs hardness scale shows damage to the iPad’s screen starting at Level 6 and deeper grooves at Level 7. “Pretty standard,” says the YouTuber.

Then the blades come out and there is a lot of scratching and scraping. A warning to the more sensitive souls: This part of stamina will give you goosebumps, so it’s best to watch this part with the volume down.

After trying to carve a cartoon character on the back of the iPad (“Not my best work,” Nelson admits), the iPad is starting to look a little untidy. Then a lighter with a naked flame pops up on the iPad’s screen, this procedure causing some pretty weird behavior with the glass.

Finally, the bending test, where Nelson used all his strength to push the iPad’s build to its limits. Of course, no one would bend it that way in an everyday scenario, and the iPad breaking into two pieces is somewhat of a surprise. Just don’t get on or sit on that thing. Nelson notes that the iPad’s weak spot appears to be the keyboard connector points on the side of the device.

Holding a crushed iPad in his hand, Nelson concludes the video by examining its interior. That shows up with plenty of free space and a few surprises, including a speaker a little far from the grille hole.

A full review of an pristine iPad 10th generation with no sharp objects or burning flames awaits you at Digital Trends.

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