For a while now 2018 iPad Pro users believed that their devices can bend slightly. According to the owners, their tablets had slights bends out of the box, while others added that their device bent over time. This time Apple confirmed the information. The small curve developed despite the fact that people used their iPads in normal conditions.
This is something that becomes even more obvious on the LTE model, because of the plastic strip between the aluminium sides. However, Wi-Fi models seemed to display the perceived flaw as well. Finally, Apple offered a response.
Not a flaw
The company stated that the slight curve of the iPad Pro devices isn’t a flaw. It appears that this is, in fact, a side effect of the manufacturing process. Apple explained that the performance of the iPad Pro won’t be affected in any way by the slight bend, therefore it shouldn’t be considered a defect.
In fact, it is possible to get a slightly bent iPad Pro out of the box. If you are one of those persons and you aren’t content with your bent iPad, you can return it or change it at the Apple Store or other retailers. There is a 14-day return window. However, since bending isn’t considered a flaw you might not be able to use it as a reason to replace your iPad Pro after the return window is over.
It appears that this isn’t something that affected users, as Apple claims that the return rate for the 2018 iPad Pro hasn’t been higher than normal until now. Therefore, the slight curve of the iPad is not similar to the iPhone 6 Plus scandal from 2014, when iPhones could be bent, which soon led to unresponsive touchscreens.