iPad Pro Bent iPad - Do I have anything to worry about?

Tom Dalkins

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Hi,

Would really appreciate some feedback and thoughts here.

Yesterday, I purchased a second hand iPad Pro 11". I looked at it before buying, the condition looked immaculate - no scratches, no nothing.

I brought it home, and after a few hours, I noticed there was a slight bend about half way down the left hand side (if looking at the iPad in portrait), where there's a tiny hole (not sure what this is used for - mic I'm guessing?).

The bend is noticeable if I look at it side on, but can't notice it if I'm using the iPad front on, and there's nothing wrong with the screen at all.

Is this something I should be concerned about? Will it affect the durability in the future? Is the screen likely to crack?

Thanks in advance!
 

Yourbigpalal83

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Just be warned, they bend super easly. check out youtube to see how easy it is to bend it. but if you put it in a decent case and baby it, it should be fine!
 
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bobsamm

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Just be warned, they bend super easly. check out youtube to see how easy it is to bend it. but if you put it in a decent case and baby it, it should be fine!
Rubbish, have had mine for over a year and its the same, straight, has been on flights, cars, in bags, in a apple folio at home and a cheap esr case when travelling.
 

Yourbigpalal83

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So your saying the video evidence from jerry rig everything and my own personal experience with it bending as well is all made up right? Fine. Believe what u want. But i got no reason to lie.
 

bobsamm

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Look after it, user abuse, unless it was bent out of box. They don't magically bend on their own lol.
 

Tom Dalkins

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Look after it, user abuse, unless it was bent out of box. They don't magically bend on their own lol.
I think it may have bent out of the box, and neither me or the seller was aware before I bought it - they had always kept it in a case

Or, I bent it when I removed it from it's case, which obviously shouldn't happen.
 

bobsamm

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I think it may have bent out of the box, and neither me or the seller was aware before I bought it - they had always kept it in a case

Or, I bent it when I removed it from it's case, which obviously shouldn't happen.
probably, changing cases won’t bend it. We have a 2 year warranty here if it’s bent and no other damage wouldn’t be hard to get it replaced.
 

masotime

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It is manufactured with a bend.


These precision manufacturing techniques and a rigorous inspection process ensure that these new iPad Pro models meet an even tighter specification for flatness than previous generations. This flatness specification allows for no more than 400 microns of deviation across the length of any side — less than the thickness of four sheets of paper. The new straight edges and the presence of the antenna splits may make subtle deviations in flatness more visible only from certain viewing angles that are imperceptible during normal use. These small variances do not affect the strength of the enclosure or the function of the product and will not change over time through normal use.
Having said that, the bend doesn’t affect functionality in any way. It’s pretty much your choice if you want to obsess about it 🙂
 

Tom Dalkins

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It is manufactured with a bend.




Having said that, the bend doesn’t affect functionality in any way. It’s pretty much your choice if you want to obsess about it 🙂
I did see that. I was more wondering about what people thought about Apple’s statement and the truth behind it. Thanks for the heads up though - new case, Bluetooth mouse & keyboard have just arrived. Love it!
 

Shanghaichica

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I wouldn’t worry about it. My iPad Pro 10.5 bent around the smart connector when it was about 6 months old. It still works now and it’s 2.5 years old. It doesn’t effect the function. 99% of the time I have it connected to the Smart Keyboard so I never see it. I had apple care plus but I never bothered to get it replaced. I could have ended up with a worse unit, maybe with the white spot issue so I kept it. It doesn’t effect the function at all.
 
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Aydy

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My worry would be if anything were to go wrong that required warranty repair with no AC coverage, Apple could potentially refuse repair citing accidental damage due to a bend. Unlikely I guess but entirely possible.
 

ilikewhey

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My worry would be if anything were to go wrong that required warranty repair with no AC coverage, Apple could potentially refuse repair citing accidental damage due to a bend. Unlikely I guess but entirely possible.
It’s def possible, a friend of mine, was refused screen replacement by Apple due to her iPhone 6 being bend
 

Septembersrain

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For people saying it won't bend easy, have you forgotten the iPhone 6? I had one bend while in an OtterBox case. I'm getting my new iPP tomorrow and I intend to treat it like I would an irreplaceable item of value.
 

ilikewhey

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For people saying it won't bend easy, have you forgotten the iPhone 6? I had one bend while in an OtterBox case. I'm getting my new iPP tomorrow and I intend to treat it like I would an irreplaceable item of value.
Ppl who claim that are either these who has it and it hasn’t happened to them, therefore they believe it won’t happen to anyone else, or blind Apple royalist.
 

Unregistered 4U

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I did see that. I was more wondering about what people thought about Apple’s statement and the truth behind it.
It would be really hard to visually see a 400 micron difference. It's likely bent by more than what Apple is saying is acceptable.
video evidence from jerry rig everything
Has he provided evidence, mathematically, of exactly how much torque is required to bend an iPad Pro? I don't know if anyone has. You apply enough pressure to anything, it'll bend. The question is whether or not that amount is reasonable given normal expected usage.
 

bobsamm

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lol, if it's not bent out of the box it ain't going to mysteriously bend on it's own, user abuse.
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Ppl who claim that are either these who has it and it hasn’t happened to them, therefore they believe it won’t happen to anyone else, or blind Apple royalist.
royalist, that's a new one? Had a few drinks by the look of that post? :)
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For people saying it won't bend easy, have you forgotten the iPhone 6? I had one bend while in an OtterBox case. I'm getting my new iPP tomorrow and I intend to treat it like I would an irreplaceable item of value.
Not gonna happen in normal use, sit on it or stuff in a bag that gets abused yeah, iv'e taken mine on 3 x OS trips and numerous work trips just in a stm shoulder bag and it's same as i got it 14 months ago.
 
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