Some iPad Pros ship a little bent, and Apple says that’s normal

Kelley Robertson
December 22, 2018

Apple calls it normal but consumers who are spending a huge amount on buying the powerful iPad Pro can not find this normal. However, some posters claim their iPad came bent out of the box.

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According to The Verge, Apple has confirmed that some of the iPad Pros that it shipped in 2018 were slightly bent.

Specifically within their aluminium chassis, but Apple has told The Verge that it's simply a result of the new manufacturing process, and that the bend will not worsen over time.


In fact, Apple doesn't even think of the curve as a defect.

According to Apple, the issue is something to do with the cooling process involving the iPad Pro's metal and plastic components, which takes place during manufacturing.

This problem occurs in both versions of the new iPad Pro. Why would it allow something as unsightly as a bend to infect its high-end iPad Pro?

Apple's response was prompted after several users on the MacRumors forum reported issues after their tablet shipments arrived. "That confidence suggests that this is not a repeat of the "bendgate" controversy that surrounded the iPhone 6 Plus and prompted the company to conduct media tours of its product-testing facilities in 2014". The Verge's Chris Welch reports that his iPad too showed a slight bend just after two weeks of use. Apple in its statement acknowledged that this issue can happen out of the box. However, since Apple has stated that it's not a defect, we hope it does not turn out to be an issue which affects performance later. On the network part, the Apple iPad (2018) offers 4GLTE and A-GPS (on the Wi-Fi + Cellular model) and additionally Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v4.2, and a Lightning Connector.

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