Yes, you can use the 2018 iPad Pro as a fridge magnet


You can attach iPad Pro to a refrigerator thanks to magnets. But don't try this at home.
Don’t try this at home. Or at the office. Or anywhere, really.
Photo: Charlie Sorrel/Cult of Mac

The new 2018 iPad Pro has a lot of magnets inside. There are around 90 of them on the back of it alone, just to stick it to the Smart Keyboard Folio or the ridiculously priced new Smart Folio cover, according to tests done by Pocket Lint. But those magnets are also great for sticking the iPad Pro to a refrigerator door like a giant fridge magnet.

Don’t try this at home

Cult of Mac’s own Buster Hein asked me if the new iPad Pro would stick to a fridge, so when I got home I tried it. It wouldn’t stick to the door, which is curved. But when I introduced it to the side panel, it sucked up like a prison trusty.

Still, I wouldn’t do this regularly. It’s far too scary, and the consequences too dire, especially as a kitchen often has the hardest of all floor coverings — tiles — ready to smash the screen of your beautiful new 2018 iPad Pro.

Music stand

What I’m happier about is that the new iPad Pro will stick to a steel music stand. That’s a lot safer, because the stand already has a lip to support books and manuscripts. That lip also supports the iPad very well, but now it has a little magnetic helper.

Maybe this isn’t an intentional feature, but it’s a nice one to have.


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