Apple Confirms Some New iPad Pros Ship with a Bend

Apple Confirms Some New iPad Pros Ship with a Bend”

Unhappy owners should be able to exchange or return their tablets within the 14-day window, but it's not clear if this will be permitted once the two weeks are up.

Apple has confirmed on Wednesday that some of the company's new iPad Pro devices are shipping slightly bent out of the box. The company says that this is a side effect from the manufacturing process; not only won't it get worse over time, promises Apple, the latter also says that the bend will not affect the performance of its high-end tablet. And while some customers have complained that their new iPad Pro model has bent after some period of time and usage, others have said that their devices were bent right out of the box. It's not a defect, according to Apple, but rather a result of the manufacturing process used to make iPads that occurs from a cooling process with the tablet's metal and plastic parts. Now, Apple has responded to these claims, admitting that some devices are indeed bent, but saying this isn't considered a defect.

The 2018 iPad is Apple's least costly tablet, and it's quite a machine considering the small asking price. The iPad Pros we have on hand in the office look pretty straight, but user forums like this one at MacRumors feature reports from users affected by the issue.

It's still unusual that Apple would say that their product coming out of the box bent is a part of the production process.

JerryRigEverything's video can be seen below.

Bending iPad Pros doesn't seem to be related to the ease at which they canbend under stress, as shown by popular YouTuber and destroyer of gadgets Zack Nelson of the JerryRigsEverything YouTube channel.

Apple claims it hasn't seen an above average return rate for the new iPad Pro.

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