Does the plastic black strip on your 3G have play?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Caris, May 9, 2010.

  1. Caris macrumors 6502a


    Sep 25, 2006
    Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
    I know someone who just got a 3G iPad and he says the black strip on the top has a bit of play in it like it's not sitting right in the metal. He says it doesn't sound like much but when you're holding the iPad in landscape you can feel it moving in your hand and it's really annoying.

    Anyone else had this problem? I'm about to order my iPad tomorrow (UK) and I'm just wondering if this is a big issue.

  2. wombat888 macrumors 6502a

    May 10, 2008
    No, I haven't noticed this, nor have I seen anyone here complain about it. Sounds like a rare or isolated issue (could also be his imagination). In any case, most people prefer to use some kind of case or skin when holding the iPad, to improve grip.
  3. antiprotest macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2010
  4. traylorc macrumors member

    Apr 18, 2010
    Believe me if this were a systemic issue with the ipad there would be 52 active threads with folks complaining about this "problem". :D
  5. Lwyd macrumors newbie

    May 1, 2010
    It is made of plastic. I would expect it to give a little more than the aluminum the rest of the case is made of, but not that much more unless you're really pressing it.
  6. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
  7. jfyrfytr25 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 6, 2008
    I was worried about this. The first iPhone had a plastic strip and some were loose and rubbed against the aluminum creating a squeaking noise. I Wes afraid of this and one of the reasons I got the wifi.

    After the 3G release I went to the apple store and played with it. The ones I have seen were pretty solid with no give and no squeaking.
  8. gillybean macrumors 6502a

    Jul 21, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    My 3g is in an Apple Case so I haven't seen the black strip since the day I opened it.
  9. biomathdude macrumors member

    Apr 12, 2010
  10. antiprotest macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2010
    My black plastic strip is more solid than the rest of the unit.

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