The new iPad mini 5 is also easy to bend, but not like the iPad Pro. But it is very difficult to fix it

A few weeks ago, Apple released its fifth-generation iPad mini tablet. In many regions of the globe, the sales have not yet begun, but in the US it is already possible to buy. Therefore, experts of iFixit and blogger JerryRigEverything almost simultaneously got to the new model and evaluated its strength and maintainability.

Not a toughie

JerryRigEverything (aka Zack Nielsen) conducted his standard tests, checking how easy it is to scratch the display of the tablet,  if it is friendly with fire and if the body bends using force.

The results of the first two tests are quite predictable:  scratches on the screen remain only from materials with a hardness level not lower than 6 on the Mohs scale. The glass protecting the camera can be scratched in the same way, although it is listed as sapphire. Display pixels burn out under fire but quickly recover.

But after the iPad Pro test, which, as it turned out, is easy to scratch and even easier to bend, we were most of all waiting for the last test and disappointed. On the back of the iPad mini is still possible to draw a picture with a knife, only this time to change Spider-Man came to Thanos glove infinity.

The case also bends easily, but the screen did not crack, as in the iPad Pro, and even continued to work. Most likely, this is due to the compact dimensions of the tablet.

What with the repair?

iFixit worked on the “internal parts of the device. Unfortunately, their conclusions are disappointing, too, many of the details are still generously filled with glue, so replacing them will be easy.

The iPad mini 5 received 2 points out of  10 for maintainability, and even this is not a good thing on a 5-point system.

  • iPad mini 5 is also easy to bend
  • iPad mini 5 is also easy to bend
  • iPad mini 5 is also easy to bend
  • iPad mini 5 is also easy to bend
  • iPad mini 5 is also easy to bend
  • iPad mini 5 is also easy to bend

Source: JerryRigEverything(Youtube)iFixit

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