iPad iPad Air 2 owners- help requested.

Tubamajuba

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My iPad Air 2 has a curve along the long edges of the device- very similar to the bends occurring on the 6 and 6 Plus, but instead of a distinct angle, it's a gentle slope that follows the whole device- kind of like a very minor version of the LG G Flex.

My question is simple- is this normal? If not, I'll happily get it replaced at the Apple Store- not a big deal at all. I understand that stuff happens when you mass manufacture products. If it's normal, I can live with it.

Thanks in advance, and my apologies for adding to the post-launch hysteria around here.
 

Donoban

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My iPad Air 2 has a curve along the long edges of the device- very similar to the bends occurring on the 6 and 6 Plus, but instead of a distinct angle, it's a gentle slope that follows the whole device- kind of like a very minor version of the LG G Flex.

My question is simple- is this normal? If not, I'll happily get it replaced at the Apple Store- not a big deal at all. I understand that stuff happens when you mass manufacture products. If it's normal, I can live with it.

Thanks in advance, and my apologies for adding to the post-launch hysteria around here.
Pics?
 

Donoban

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Kind of hard to get a picture of, but I tried. How does this look?

http://i.imgur.com/N4adF10.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/vbkSMXo.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/efC2wy1.jpg


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Kind of hard to get a picture of, but I tried. How does this look?

http://i.imgur.com/N4adF10.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/vbkSMXo.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/efC2wy1.jpg
I just put mine on the same angle you took those photos on and I think I can see what you're talking about. A slight bow, its prob by design man. You seen those curved screens that samsung have come out with?
 

Tubamajuba

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I just put mine on the same angle you took those photos on and I think I can see what you're talking about. A slight bow, its prob by design man. You seen those curved screens that samsung have come out with?

First of all, love the picture! LOL

And yep, it's definitely a slight bowing, but it's more prominent one on side than the other. I was at Best Buy yesterday, and I figured I would check the lone iPad Air 2 display unit. One side had barely noticeable bowing (less than mine), the other side was completely straight. It wouldn't be a big deal to me at all if it were entirely symmetrical, but as it stands it's a bit strange. I'm going to go to the Apple Store next weekend and get it replaced. If I get another one like it I'll just stick with it, but I think it's worth a try.
 

Nismo73

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This is all funny. Mine is flat, but if you look at it at certain angles, it might look like there's a bend to it, but it really doesn't. It's some kind of optical illusion.
 

ipadlvr

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My iPad Air 2 has a curve along the long edges of the device- very similar to the bends occurring on the 6 and 6 Plus, but instead of a distinct angle, it's a gentle slope that follows the whole device- kind of like a very minor version of the LG G Flex.

My question is simple- is this normal? If not, I'll happily get it replaced at the Apple Store- not a big deal at all. I understand that stuff happens when you mass manufacture products. If it's normal, I can live with it.

Thanks in advance, and my apologies for adding to the post-launch hysteria around here.
How is your #screendistortswhileholdinggate?
 

Tubamajuba

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This is all funny. Mine is flat, but if you look at it at certain angles, it might look like there's a bend to it, but it really doesn't. It's some kind of optical illusion.
I thought that with mine at first too, but the device is noticeably arched when laying on its screen.

How is your #screendistortswhileholdinggate?
First of all, the "gate" stuff really doesn't apply to anything on these forums. Watergate was a government conspiracy, not a run of the mill controversy.

Second of all, I only experienced the distortion once when I was taking off my smart case. Ever since then, I take it off from the other side and I've never had issues. Even pressing on that spot doesn't cause distortion, so it seems like I'll have to place a lot of pressure on it before that happens again.

Well in all fairness here, the door was in focus, lol. :D
Yeah, my iPhone refused to focus on the iPad. Almost like it was keeping me from ratting it out...

But mainly, I'm just terrible at taking pictures.
 
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