Apple: Some iPad Pro May Ship Bent, But It's Not A Defect

Shortly after Apple released the new iPad Pro last month, some users complained on social media that the device bends when the device was just unpacked and that there was a problem of bending with the use. Now Apple has confirmed that the aluminum chassis of some device will show slight bending when it is delivered, but the company believes that this is not a defect.

Apple believes this is a side effect of the manufacturing process and does not deteriorate over time or affect performance. In a statement provided to The Verge, Apple says that this is caused by a cooling process involving the iPad Pro's metal and plastic components during manufacturing, though they will still organize an engineering team to perform a check on the issue.
Apple has confirmed to The Verge that some of its 2018 iPad Pros are shipping with a very slight bend in the aluminum chassis. But according to the company, this is a side effect of the device’s manufacturing process and shouldn’t worsen over time or negatively affect the flagship iPad’s performance in any practical way. Apple does not consider it to be a defect.
The report states that due to the existence of plastic antenna strips, the bending on the cellular version of the iPad Pro may be more obvious. "Apple has not declared that the defects are strictly limited to the cellular version of the iPad Pro, but some non-LTE iPad Pro users have indicated that they have faced similar situations." Apple, however, has not experienced higher-than-normal return rates for the 2018 iPad Pro.

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