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

A few weeks ago, Apple quietly released the fifth generation of the iPad Mini tablet. We have sales

It hasn't started yet, but you can already buy it in the USA. Therefore, iFixit specialists and blogger JerryRigEverything almost simultaneously got to the new model and assessed its durability and repairability.

Not a tough nut to crack

JerryRigEverything (aka Zach Nielsen) conducted his standard tests, checking how easy it is to scratch the tablet's display, whether it is friendly with fire, and whether the case bends if you use force.

The results of the first two tests are quitepredictable: scratches remain on the screen only from materials with a hardness level of at least 6 on the Mohs scale. The glass protecting the camera can be scratched in the same way, even though it is listed as sapphire. Display pixels burn out under fire, but quickly recover.

But after testing the iPad Pro, which, as it turned out,easy to scratch and even easier to bend, it was the last test we were most looking forward to. And they were disappointed. You can still draw pictures on the back of the iPad mini with a knife, only this time Spider-Man has been replaced by Thanos with the Infinity Gauntlet (we're also looking forward to the ending of The Avengers, Zack!). The case also bends easily, but the screen did not crack like the iPad Pro and even continued to work. Most likely, this is due to the compact dimensions of the tablet.

What about the renovation?

Meanwhile, iFixit worked on"insides" of the device. Unfortunately, their conclusions are also disappointing: many parts are still generously filled with glue, so replacing them will be easy. For example, when replacing batteries, you may lose the backlight, and when you remove the display, you may be left without Touch ID.

As a result, the iPad mini 5 received 2 points out of 10 for maintainability. And even according to a 5-point system, this is bad.

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Let us remind you that in Ukraine sales of the updated iPad Mini and iPad Air will start in a week, on April 12. iPad Mini 5 will cost from 14,000 hryvnia.

Apple iPad Mini 5

7.9-inch tablet with Retina-display, processor, like the iPhone 2018 and support for the Apple Pencil stylus

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