My first iPad Air had a black piece of dust trapped under the glass in the middle of the screen...My second iPad Air had several notched grooves in the aluminum body (like a machine had grasped it too tightly or something)...My third iPad Air had a dead pixel. I guess it just wasn't meant to be. Coming from an iPad 3, I can't really say I was all too impressed anyways. The speed is definitely better but the quality is certainly lacking (defects or not). Maybe I'll hold out for a mini.