Your iPad Pro might have a bend but it’s not a defect

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

Apple: Some 2018 iPad Pros Ship Bent–But It's Normal and Not a Defect

In a report via WCCFTech, however, some owners have been reporting that their iPad Pro's have been arriving with a distinct bend in the design. In November, a YouTuber by the name of JerryRigEverything posted a video on how easy it is to bend an iPad Pro than other devices such as Microsoft Corp.'s Surface Pro.

Apple has stated that some of its new iPad Pros might be slightly bent even when customers take them out of their boxes brand new, and it does not consider this to be a defect.

But, according to the company, this is a side effect of the production process and should not negatively affect the performance of the flagship iPad.

Apple says that the bend is due to the cooling process involving the metal and plastic components used in the new iPads. Apple also says it has not seen a higher-than-normal return rate for the 2018 iPad Pro so far. German customers who have purchased your iPad online, the benefit comes, after all, the EU Return policy: you can send a bent replacement within 14 days and another device order - is then bent hopefully.

Reports of the iPad Pro easily bending emerged shortly after the tablet's release.

Apple received heavy criticism for the so-called "Bendgate" controversy with the iPhone 6 Plus.

There are numerous stories and images of very slight bends on brand-new devices on the MacRumors forums, and The Verge's Chris Welch observed the same issue in his own iPad. The tech giant also blamed the issue on a "manufacturing process".

Certainly, Apple confirming a manufacturing issue on one of its product happens just as the worst possible time, as many accuse the company of charging a premium for its devices without actually offering the value you'd normally expect.

Apple's 2018 iPad Pros - available in 11-inch and 12.9-inch sizes - feature a Liquid Retina screen similar to the one on the iPhone XR and come with rounded corners. 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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