Apple says its new iPad could be prone to bending

Apple says some 2018 iPad Pros ship with a bent body, but claims this is normal

Walmart has no chill this gifting season and has dropped the price of the new 32 GB Wi-Fi 9.7-inch iPad again - this time to $229. While that did raise some concerns about design flaws, they were quickly dismissed: who would just put effort into actively bending their own iPad in two anyway?

Apple's response was prompted after several users on the MacRumors forum reported issues after their tablet shipments arrived.

Speaking to The Verge, the company said that some of its newest iPad Pros ship with a slight bend in the aluminium chassis as a result of a cooling process used in their construction. Now users are actually seeking bend on their iPad Pro models at the same place. According to The Verge, the problem appears to be more prevalent among LTE models of the device due to a plastic strip on the aluminum sides. It also claims the bend won't worsen over time. Pictures from users show a slightly small bend to some that are more significant.

Apple says some 2018 iPad Pros ship with a bent body, but claims this is normal
Apple Confirms Some New iPad Pros Ship with a Bend

A lot of iPad Pro owners later came forward with stories about bending, either from normal use like carrying it around in a backpack or straight out of the box.

Apple hasn't skilled the next-than-regular return rate for the 2018 iPad Pros.

Even if Apple claims it to be normal, I don't think it is normal at all. Then Apple eventually launched a fix program for this issue and gave the assurance that more will not happen again. It is not clear if affected customers can return their bent iPad Pro for a new device or if the bending falls under the AppleCare program which covers accidental damages. The 11-inch device starts at $799, while the 12.9-inch model can go for $999 and up. "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".

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