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Apple confirms some iPad Pros ships slightly bent, but say that's normal

Apple has confirmed The Verge that some of its 2018 iPad Pros are sent with a very small bucket in the aluminum chassis. However, according to the company, this is a side effect of the device manufacturing process and should not deteriorate over time or negatively affect the flagship iPad performance in any practical way. Apple does not consider it a defect. The bend is the result of a cooling process that includes iPad Pros metal and plastic components during manufacture, according to Apple. Both sizes of the new iPad Pro can show it. IPad Pro varies in price from $ 799 for the basic 11-inch model up to $ 1 ,899 for a fully-charged 12.9 inch device with 1TB memory and LTE connection. MacRumors claims that their iPad Pros developed a small curve or bend without any abuse or abnormal stress on the metal casing. There are posts from people who think it happened gradually during normal daily use – or after transporting iPad Pro in a backpack. And I've seen others from insistent people, their iPad came so far out of the box. Apple now says that it is true in some cases. And I can personally take care of it: my 11-inch iPad Pro showed a bit of a curve after two weeks. Apple asked if I would send it along so the engineer could take a look. However, the new 11-inch iPad Pro that I received at Apple's Downtown Brooklyn store showed a very slight bend…

Apple has confirmed The Verge that some of its 2018 iPad Pros are sent with a very small bucket in the aluminum chassis. However, according to the company, this is a side effect of the device manufacturing process and should not deteriorate over time or negatively affect the flagship iPad performance in any practical way. Apple does not consider it a defect.

The bend is the result of a cooling process that includes iPad Pros metal and plastic components during manufacture, according to Apple. Both sizes of the new iPad Pro can show it. IPad Pro varies in price from $ 799 for the basic 11-inch model up to $ 1

,899 for a fully-charged 12.9 inch device with 1TB memory and LTE connection.

MacRumors claims that their iPad Pros developed a small curve or bend without any abuse or abnormal stress on the metal casing. There are posts from people who think it happened gradually during normal daily use – or after transporting iPad Pro in a backpack. And I’ve seen others from insistent people, their iPad came so far out of the box.

Apple now says that it is true in some cases. And I can personally take care of it: my 11-inch iPad Pro showed a bit of a curve after two weeks. Apple asked if I would send it along so the engineer could take a look. However, the new 11-inch iPad Pro that I received at Apple’s Downtown Brooklyn store showed a very slight bend in the aluminum as soon as I removed the cover.


An 11-inch iPad Pro showed a very small bend right out of the box.

It is a question that seems to be more pronounced on the LTE model, as there is a plastic strip that breaks up iPads flat aluminum sides; That’s where the antenna line divides two pieces of metal that some users have noticed a bend. Apple did not say that the perceived errors are strictly limited to the mobile iPad Pro, but some Wi-Fi model buyers also claim that they have encountered it.

Those who are annoyed by the bend should have no problem replacing or returning their iPad Pro at the Apple Store or other retailers. I have asked Apple if it has communicated with the stores about the issue, as I have read some accounts for employees telling people that it is inadvertently damaged and guarantees that the AppleCare + (and deductible) claim will be replaced. That should not be the case for a slight bend. Apple also says that so far it has not seen a higher return rate than the 2018 iPad Pro.


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This controversy occurred after a viral video from JerryRig. Everything, the popular YouTuber trap, saw the newest iPad Pro in half with seemingly little effort. Some have criticized the video as a stunt for opinions and as biased against Apple. Most tablets – both from Apple and other companies – will bend if you intend to bend them. They are thin units with a lot of surface. The 11-inch iPad Pro weighs just under one kilo. And two months later, I have not seen any reports of iPad Pros that fail as a result of the production quirk or bend to somewhere near the same catastrophic degree as that video. Apple says worry about iPad Pros’s structural rigidity is unfounded and it stands for the product.

Confidence suggests that this is not a repeat of the “bendgate” controversy surrounding iPhone 6 Plus and urged the company to conduct media tours on its product testing facilities in 2014. Next iPhone switches to a stronger aluminum. However, flex in the iPhone 6 Plus chassis was likely to be a factor in the so-called “touch disease” which later led to devices failing due to unused touchscreens. Apple finally launched a repair program over the issue. So there is every reason to assure consumers that this time, the essence is over nothing.

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