NEW iPad Pro M1 Durability Test! – Are Apple Mini LED's Stronger?
9 inch tablet. We’Ve, never tested the larger size ipad before so. This should be interesting, i’m, curious to see how the new mini led screen reacts to the burn test, Applause and, of course, i’m curious to see if it breaks in half like the last two. Do it let’s get started Music. This 12.9 inch, m1 ipad pro starts at 1099 and unfortunately, as we can see, it still has the microphone hole in the side might as well just give it an rip down in the comments rest in peace, let’s start with the screen. This thing is massive that’s. What don’t do it apple’s calling this screen? A liquid retina xdr mini, led display a mouth full of buzzwords, but basically it’s, just next generation of lcd technology, still a screen with a backlight i’ll get into more detail about what’s under the glass later in the video. But for now we can see from the mohs scale of hardness that it still scratches at a level six with deeper grooves at a level seven, just like most cell phones. There is a 12 megapixel front facing camera at the top, which can do motion tracking on video calls or video chats. The sides of the m1 pro are made from 100 recycled aluminum, which is great. We still have the magnetic pencil dock right here at the weakest point in the frame we’ll see how that works out later. The 5g version will also have additional antennas built into the frame and, of course, we still have the individual volume buttons up here in the top corner.
The top of the ipad pro has two of the four speakers, along with two more microphone holes and the power button. Then here on the left side, we get that microphone hole that caused the demise of the last two ipads. We tested this time around. The ipad. Pro is half a millimeter thicker than the previous versions, so maybe apple did add some more structure to the metal we’ll find out soon enough. The bottom has two more speakers, along with the usbc thunderbolt connector, still no headphone jack, but i think people are used to that at this point. There are a few cameras on the back, the top one being the 10 megapixel ultra wide and the bottom one being the regular 12 megapixel main sensor with the dual led flash built into the hump and a lidar sensor for ar and auto focusing. There is a long antenna line running along the top and bottom, and you can hear the difference between the aluminum and the plastic that allows signal to pass through Music for the rest of the back. We have some good news and some bad news. Not too long ago, back in the 1970s, africa had a population of about 1.3 million elephants nowadays, due to poaching and loss of habitat. The elephant population is less than a third of what it was back in the 70s. There are only about 400, 000 left now, i’m, not normally a save the elephants type of guy but yikes.
The good news is that kenya has really stepped up their game and managed to double their own elephant population in the last 30 years. Nice work kenya, but that’s, just one country out of the 54 countries in africa. I personally don’t know how to fix it, but apple is sitting on about 200 billion dollars in cash right now. Maybe they can think of some way to help out. That would be pretty cool. It is a tricky issue, since elephants are pregnant for about two whole years. I think she turned out pretty good now. Let’S talk about the screen for a second. This is where the ipad has noticeably improved since last year, but remember only on the big one. Apple is calling this. The liquid retina xdr mini, led display, and this is our first time burning – a mini led, while it’s very different than oled technology it’s. Definitely taking the lcd style of backlight to the next level. Apple has installed. Ten thousand mini leds onto this screen notice, i didn’t say pixels: there are about five and a half million pixels and those pixels are backlit by the ten thousand mini leds. So it still has a backlight, but those mini leds give way more brightness and control over the pixels in front of them more so than a conventional lcd screen. Oled screens, on the other hand like on the iphones, have self emissive pixels that don’t need a backlight by comparison.
The ipad’s mini led screen has a fantastically awesome, one million to one contrast ratio. But if we look at the oled screens on the iphones it’s an infinity to one contrast ratio since the blacks are perfect, with zero light behind them, both screens, of course, are great and get the job done just different technologies. Personally, i see the mini led screen like the one. This ipad is using being more color, accurate and good for work and editing, while the oled screens are more vibrant and better for entertainment and movies, but that’s just my personal preference either way. The mini leds are pretty fantastic and still acting like an lcd during the burn test going black with the heat from my lighter in about 17 seconds and recovering after the heat is removed. The average person, of course, would have no idea there’s, even a difference between oled and mini led. There is no fingerprint scanner apple’s relying on the face id thing, so i guess it’s time for the bin test. This is the largest device i’ve ever attempted to bend before, while it is indeed half a millimeter thicker, it still has the microphone hole and the magnetic pencil mount in the weakest spots, it’s time to find out what happens, bending from the back, the screen, bins and Flexes out and away from the aluminum frame i didn’t know glass could do that. The adhesive on the screen even separates from the metal, but the ipad does not catastrophically snap in half like it did last time.
Oh it’s been for sure, but bent is better than broke. Everything still seems to be functioning just fine. Just around this newly installed bend. I still highly recommend not sitting on the tablet, of course, but it is good to know that the m1 ipad pro can survive at least one round of the bin test, bending from the screen side. This time we get even less flex, probably because the glass is recessed into the metal frame and doesn’t, give it much room to bend in this direction. It’S starting to look like a crinkle piece of paper, but even after round two from the back, the 2021 larger m1 ipad pro survives, my durability test, it’s, definitely a sad little unit now, but still alive and kicking nice work apple thumbs up. For that i told dbrand that i would show off my new m1 teardown skins, but i kind of forgot to do it earlier in the video definitely would have been easier to apply the teardown skin back when the tablet was still straight, like all problems, including our Elephant issue it’s easier to do things before it gets too bad. I’Ll leave a link down below, so you can grab a tear down skin for your own devices. So you can see the insides from the outside i’ll be linking that right. Next to tim, cook’s twitter. Maybe just pinging about the elephant thing actually about an hour after i filmed this video and finished drawing my elephant Applause tim cook himself, tweeted about how apple is now supporting wildlife conservation in kenya.
Now i don’t know what siri told him, but that is a creepy fast coincidence, either way 10 out of 10. Our elephant friend approves any step is a great step in the right direction. Maybe we can ping him with a thank you. Instead, as always hit that subscribe button.