After the new 11-inch iPad Pro got wrecked in JerryRigEverything’s durability test, we weren’t all that confident the iPad mini 2019 would survive the same test. But woe and behold, it did, even if only partially.
The durability test goes as usual – display scratches at a level 6, like most any screen outside of sapphire, the sides are made of aluminum and the burn test leaves no lasting damage as the screen is LCD and not OLED.
The bend test is where it gets interesting. Just like the iPad Pro 11, the iPad mini 2019 yields to the pressure and bends badly. But unlike the Pro, the mini’s screen or frame didn’t crack and the tablet remained fully functional, if bent to a banana shape.