If you’ve just purchased a new 2018 iPad Pro and it arrived bent, you aren’t alone. Since the launch last month multiple users have flocked to social media to report the bent units. Now Apple has released a statement to The Verge claiming that it actually isn’t a defect.
The Cupertino company has stated that some of the new iPad Pros might have come with a bent chassis out of the box. Apparently this is a side effect of its manufacturing process and Apple does not expect the bend to worsen affect performance over the course of its lifetime.
It’s reported that The Verge gave Apple an iPad Pro experiencing the problem so the company’s engineering team could investigate the problem.
“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.”
It’s also reported that the LTE model of the iPad Pro could experience the flaw more often due to the plastic antenna strip. The Verge adds that while “Apple did not say the perceived flaw is strictly limited to the cellular iPad Pro, however, and some buyers of the Wi-Fi model also claim to have encountered it”.