Trick reveals all 102 hidden magnets in the 2018 iPad Pro


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Magnets are one of the neatest features in the new iPad Pro -- even though you can't see them.
Photo: Charlie Sorrel/Cult of Mac

One of the neatest features of the new 2018-era iPad Pro is something you can’t even see from outside. That’s the fact that it’s studded with 102 small magnets, which allow you to attach the Apple Pencil, stick it to the Smart Keyboard Folio, or even adhere it to your fridge door if you’re feeling brave.

But just how are the magnets distributed inside Apple’s next-gen tablet? Using some special magnet paper, tech vlogger Marques Brownlee found out.

The material Brownlee uses for his experiment is magnetic field viewing paper. This makes it possible visualize magnetic fields using micro-encapsulated film sometimes called field paper.

As can be seen in Marques Brownlee’s video, most of the magnets are gathered in the four corners of the iPad Pro.

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen the magnets inside the new iPad Pro. In the recent iFixit teardown, the team commented on how, “If we had a nickel for every magnet in here, we could melt them all down and make a giant novelty nickel.”


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