How many 2018 Pro users NOT experiencing bending?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by pedregosa, Dec 6, 2018.

  1. pedregosa macrumors regular

    Mar 31, 2010
    The bending threads make scary reading. Putting me off buying. But how many people with the new IPPs are not experiencing this? I realize that any thread on this subject is not a scientific survey. However, it would be encouraging if a lot of people reported zero problems in this regard.
  2. JBGoode macrumors regular


    Jun 16, 2018
    Probably most of them. You're not going to get a valid sample by asking on an internet forum where people love to come to complain about things.
  3. RevTEG macrumors 6502a


    Oct 28, 2012
    San Jose, Ca
    Had my 12.9 since launch day. I haven’t abused it nor have I babied it. No bending. It lives in my backpack between uses wrapped in Apples folio or keyboard folio according to me needs. In my opinion the bending thing is overblown.
  4. VineRider macrumors member

    May 24, 2018
    No problem with my iPad 11 inch. I've had it for about 3 weeks. Carry it in my backpack with the smart folio cover.
  5. nburwell macrumors 601


    May 6, 2008
    Couldn't of said it any better myself. I've experienced no bending issues with my 11" since I got it a couple weeks ago.
  6. MisterSavage macrumors regular


    Nov 10, 2018
  7. andyw715 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 25, 2013
    Put it this way, I have yet to see a clicky-bate article from Forbes yet on the "Extreme hurt Apple is in" due to bending $1000-$1700 iPads...

    It's not even @ Defcon 5, other than here at macrumors in a 20 page thread.

    I've been using mine daily as a second screen (in a keyboard folio) for work, and at night, nekked (the iPad, not me) while reading or playing candy crush. Transport in a Targus sleeve, in a backpack with my laptop, mouse, powercord, etc).
    No bendy so far !
  8. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
    Any device can look like it’s bending if you obsess that badly over it...mine looks fine to me but from certain angles any device can look like it’s bending.

    I will use my device as I normally do and will not be checking it again
  9. wittyphrase macrumors regular

    Jan 6, 2017
    New York
    Mine is fine. But it’s been in the Smart Keyboard cover since the day it arrived. For yet another anecdote, I asked a woman at the Genius Bar who was helping me with my MBP if she’d seen any bent new iPad Pros and she said no. Said she’s had a bunch brough in for either dead pixels or some had whole regions that didn’t respond to touch. I didn’t ask for clarification on “ a bunch.”
  10. BaddAdvice macrumors regular


    Jul 9, 2016
  11. bevsb2 macrumors 68000

    Nov 23, 2012
    No bends on my 11". I've had is since launch and it's in the Apple Smart Folio.
  12. iHeartsteve macrumors 65816


    Feb 12, 2012
    My 5lb chihuahua stands on the iPad that’s on the couch and it doesn’t bend ;)
  13. Mechinyun macrumors 6502

    Jun 24, 2010
    12.9 - I'm calling it fine and I'm Apple OCD.
  14. DNichter macrumors 604


    Apr 27, 2015
    Philadelphia, PA
    Yea, I wouldn't read much into it. The majority of the complaints are just hearsay and not coming from actual experience. The only legitimate claims I have seen are a few people who received bent 12.9 LTE models out of the box. If that's the case, you return and get a new one. Other than that, it's completely on the individual and how they care for their device. They are bending for a reason, not by themselves. I can say I've thrown mine in a backpack daily with the smart folio on and haven't had any problems. Just don't put unnecessary pressure on it and you'll be fine.
  15. iapplelove macrumors 601


    Nov 22, 2011
    East Coast USA
  16. masotime macrumors 68020


    Jun 24, 2012
    San Jose, CA
  17. Greenmeenie macrumors 65816


    Jan 14, 2013
    Don’t be afraid of the bendgaters posts. Defitenitely in the minority. Have no fear. If you really want and could benefit from the new iPad pros, I say get one. Buy a case for it, and enjoy it without worry.
  18. Enclavean macrumors regular


    Jun 14, 2018
    I was in the same boat, got scared by all the bend posts here. Then i went out and asked people in my uni who had it and they had no idea what i was talking about. Like, they literally looked at me completely dumbfounded.

    My 11" is arriving on Monday, can´t wait!
  19. JayMysterio macrumors 6502


    Apr 24, 2010
    Rock Ridge, California
    Can't say mine has bended, but then again, I haven't obsessively looked for it. I figure I got Apple Care, and as long as it doesn't affect performance, I'm all good.
  20. uller6 macrumors regular


    May 14, 2010
    Got the 11" pro. I use it without a case around the house. Mine's already bent in less than a month because of the stupid protruded camera bump preventing it from sitting flat on a table. I think the bending was caused by my cats walking across it...the iPad still works fine though so I'm not going to worry about the bending.
  21. Enclavean macrumors regular


    Jun 14, 2018
    How bent is it? Would you have noticed without looking for it?
  22. redman042 macrumors 68030


    Jun 13, 2008
    No problems here.

    If this was widespread, we'd be hearing about it in a lot more places than just MacRumors forums...
  23. flur macrumors 68020


    Nov 12, 2012
    I’ve travelled with mine in an overstuffed backpack and taken it around town quite a bit in my tote. No issues.
    --- Post Merged, Dec 6, 2018 ---
    You must have really heavy cats.
  24. Macalway macrumors 68030

    Aug 7, 2013
    There should be warning signs ALL over these forums. This is where people come with complaints. You're going to get the wrong idea if you just come here to share the love.

    QC is very good. You're not going to get much better. The return policy is decent also (not the best actually...maybe bending happens later? :D )

    Also some advice

    Don't sit on it. They don't like that

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