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mackiee

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Just unboxed my new iPad Air 4th gen and immediately noticed it has a slight bend! It is slighty concave when the screen is facing up.

Anyone else having this issue? I know the iPad Pro's have had some problems with this but I thought they would have sorted this out by now...
 

mackiee

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Could be a faulty battery from the factory, that is pushing the screen. To Apple ASAP.
Yes, I was afraid of that. Quality control seems to very low these days. Last week I got the new iPhone 12 Pro and the screen has a slightly uneven brightness... Probably within the specs but still noticable. :(
 

AutomaticApple

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Just unboxed my new iPad Air 4th gen and immediately noticed it has a slight bend! It is slighty concave when the screen is facing up.

Anyone else having this issue? I know the iPad Pro's have had some problems with this but I thought they would have sorted this out by now...
Oh god, not this fiasco again...

Please show us pictures of the device.
 

ericwn

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Damn not again. Please share some images if at all possible so it’s documented for future forum users and then back to Apple.
 

mackiee

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Damn not again. Please share some images if at all possible so it’s documented for future forum users and then back to Apple.
Tried to take a photo of it but it was almost impossible to see something because I wasn't able to get the whole edge in focus. Now it has been packed in the box waiting for a return. Sorry...
 

tigSjt

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Nov 11, 2020
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Sent mine back moments after getting it (3 week wait to :-/ ) - bend could be clearly spotted in the box. Seems Apple QA is poor at the moment, I've got a off centre tip on new apple pencil ( v1 ), new ipad mini 5 with faulty headphone socket, imac keyboard failing after 15 months. The Xr turned up ok though.
 

mackiee

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Mar 14, 2014
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Sent mine back moments after getting it (3 week wait to :-/ ) - bend could be clearly spotted in the box. Seems Apple QA is poor at the moment, I've got a off centre tip on new apple pencil ( v1 ), new ipad mini 5 with faulty headphone socket, imac keyboard failing after 15 months. The Xr turned up ok though.
Please give some feedback when you get the new one! Hopefully it will be ok.
 

tigSjt

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Nov 11, 2020
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Please give some feedback when you get the new one! Hopefully it will be ok.
I've not reordered, it was for studying - gonna stick to the Mini ( that i also need to send back .. :-/ ), maybe in the new year if the bending reports are thin on the ground.
 

mackiee

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I've not reordered, it was for studying - gonna stick to the Mini ( that i also need to send back .. :-/ ), maybe in the new year if the bending reports are thin on the ground.
Ok. I have not seen any other reports about this issue so I guess it is not that common. Have you heard about anyone else getting a bent Air 4?
 

tigSjt

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Nov 11, 2020
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In the end I did reorder and picked up the new one today ( mini is a bit small for some of my work ) - seems straight against holding it flat on the underside of my desk.
 
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mackiee

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Mine too.. Concave.. Just noticed it now. Very disappointed.
Sorry to hear that. I ordered a new one and that had no bending issue but instead it had (the very common) backlight bleed and also a slight "shadow" effect along the left screen edge when in portrait. Very disappointed to say the least. Apple QC these days are not what they used to be. I have now decided to wait a month or two or maybe go for the iPad Pro instead.
 
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Msayad

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Sorry to hear that. I ordered a new one and that had no bending issue but instead it had (the very common) backlight bleed and also a slight "shadow" effect along the left screen edge when in portrait. Very disappointed to say the least. Apple QC these days are not what they used to be. I have now decided to wait a month or two or maybe go for the iPad Pro instead.
totaly agree with you about apple qc..i will wait also for a few months to see the new ipad pro,the problem is i was planning to buy the new m1 macbook air,but after i found this bend i decided to wait and see more customers reviews not the youtubers reviews.
 
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VaruLV

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And here I am, wondering whether to sell my replacement 10.5 iPP and get Ipad 4 just to risk it being bent out of shape with horrible backlight bleed :D
 
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