iPad iPad Air - antenna cover

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Supra James, Mar 26, 2014.

  1. Supra James macrumors newbie

    Oct 3, 2007
    I've gone from an iPad 2 wifi only model to an Air with cellular. I've not had a cellular model before so the plastic antenna cover on the back is new to me.

    Now, when I run my fingers along the back of the iPad it feels like there is a very small but definite ridge where the plastic of the antenna cover meets the metal of the rear casing. It's enough to stop a fingernail in its tracks. To be honest it feels very un-Apple and cheap. Is this normal, or do I perhaps have one that hasn't quite been assembled properly? I keep wanting to push the antenna cover in so it's smooth!
  2. teknikal90 macrumors 68030


    Jan 28, 2008
    Vancouver, BC
    normal. aluminium is not molded like plastic, hence its not always perfectly formed. thats why the iphone 5 ceramic plates need that whole 'best match out of 700' manufacturing process thing.

    the antenna cover doesnt get that treatment.
  3. Supra James thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 3, 2007

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