iPad Pro AppleCare even cover bending?

Scott6666

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With all the talk about 2018 bendgate people are saying get AppleCare. I would think AppleCare does not cover bending. Anyone know?
 

TheRealAlex

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With all the talk about 2018 bendgate people are saying get AppleCare. I would think AppleCare does not cover bending. Anyone know?
No but they cover Breaking. You ever see all those Youtubers who break their iPads or iPhones in Day 1 just to put out a video. All of them break it in purpose they all have AppleCare and go in with their broken devices smashed and get a replacement on the spot thanks to AppleCare. My gf works at Apple store and see some famous Youtubers do this.

So if your iPad is slightly bent and they won’t cover it. But folding it in half is covered the choice is clear.
 

haruhiko

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I don't know if a dent caused by a drop will be covered? Can I insist to use the accidental damage covering without smashing it completely? I don't want to do this to any iPad intentionally.
 

Ghost31

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No but they cover Breaking. You ever see all those Youtubers who break their iPads or iPhones in Day 1 just to put out a video. All of them break it in purpose they all have AppleCare and go in with their broken devices smashed and get a replacement on the spot thanks to AppleCare. My gf works at Apple store and see some famous Youtubers do this.

So if your iPad is slightly bent and they won’t cover it. But folding it in half is covered the choice is clear.
So if you have a bend and it’s irritating, just completely break your iPad and you’re covered. Got it.

For anyone wondering, there’s only like 2 accidents that apple covers for. So don’t go breaking your iPad every other day!
 

Never mind

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No but they cover Breaking. You ever see all those Youtubers who break their iPads or iPhones in Day 1 just to put out a video. All of them break it in purpose they all have AppleCare and go in with their broken devices smashed and get a replacement on the spot thanks to AppleCare. My gf works at Apple store and see some famous Youtubers do this.

So if your iPad is slightly bent and they won’t cover it. But folding it in half is covered the choice is clear.



Sincerely believe that a YouTuber that breaks his or her Apple products on purpose should not be covered under applecare plus. That should teach them. :)
 
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uecker87

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bending is a non-issue so why worry about it?
So basically - “Bending is a non-issue in my mind, so I’m gonna state it as a fact for others.”

Just because you think it isn’t an issue doesn’t mean it isn’t. Will this bend under pressure? Yes. There is zero doubt about it. People use their devices in different ways than you. I don’t think it is unreasonable to expect this device to not bend or warp under slight pressure - unfortunately it does. This means we all need to be a little bit extra careful. I have noticed myself a being a lot more mindful of where I leave my iPP. I never leave it on the couch, unlike my 2018 iPad which is comparatively built like a tank compared to the new Pros.

There is no doubt that they sacrificed some structural integrity for thinness. I say this as a new iPP owner. I understand the risks and typically don’t use my device in a manner that should cause any issues - but I am willing to see other use cases that may be different than mine and cause issues.
 

Tapiture

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If it bends then you're holding it wrong and therefore doesn't qualify as accidental and isn't covered.
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fm_carv

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So basically - “Bending is a non-issue in my mind, so I’m gonna state it as a fact for others.”

Just because you think it isn’t an issue doesn’t mean it isn’t. Will this bend under pressure? Yes. There is zero doubt about it. People use their devices in different ways than you. I don’t think it is unreasonable to expect this device to not bend or warp under slight pressure - unfortunately it does. This means we all need to be a little bit extra careful. I have noticed myself a being a lot more mindful of where I leave my iPP. I never leave it on the couch, unlike my 2018 iPad which is comparatively built like a tank compared to the new Pros.

There is no doubt that they sacrificed some structural integrity for thinness. I say this as a new iPP owner. I understand the risks and typically don’t use my device in a manner that should cause any issues - but I am willing to see other use cases that may be different than mine and cause issues.
You still haven’t provided us with evidence that this device is bending like butter under normal usage.

All I’ve seen so far is a few users complaining about a kink along the antenna bands that was present straight out of the box.

That could be a production fault on a small number of units or could even be within the acceptable tolerances Apple uses in quality control. Nobody knows how straight these devices are expected to be out of factory.
 

uecker87

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You still haven’t provided us with evidence that this device is bending like butter under normal usage.

All I’ve seen so far is a few users complaining about a kink along the antenna bands that was present straight out of the box.

That could be a production fault on a small number of units or could even be within the acceptable tolerances Apple uses in quality control. Nobody knows how straight these devices are expected to be out of factory.
Where did I say it bends like butter? Never said that. I said that it is most definitely more prone to bending than their previous iPads. Look around on Youtube. Look at reddit and other forum posts on here showing users with slightly bent iPads after only a few days to a week.

Am I calling it an epidemic? No. But it is certainly something that needs to be watched more closely than in the past - at least in my mind and it appears many others agree. So therefore I don’t get how you can come on here and make a blanket statement calling it a non-issue when it clearly is to many users out there.
 

flur

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What are people doing to bend it? Stepping on it? Sitting on it? I can’t think of a scenario where this would happen to someone who makes a minimal effort to take care of their device.
 

Aluminum213

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What are people doing to bend it? Stepping on it? Sitting on it? I can’t think of a scenario where this would happen to someone who makes a minimal effort to take care of their device.
They bend it then they get mad it bent

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