iPad Pro iPad Pro 10.5 Case Warped/Bent/Concave

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Meliorum, Dec 1, 2017.

  1. Meliorum macrumors newbie

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    I just received a new iPad Pro, 256 GB, Space Grey, Wi-Fi only. When looking it over, I noticed that the case is slightly curved/warped. It is quite noticeable when looking along the long edge - it's curved concave up, and might be about 1-1.5 mm or so in the middle. You can even see it in the screen reflection.

    I am aware of this post https://discussions.apple.com/thread/7516608?start=0&tstart=0 , and I have read through it thoroughly. From reading it, it looked like this condition was common with the 9.7 Pro - even some owners had gone through four units, all with "curved" cases. My daughter's old iPad 2 is barely concave, our two iPad mini's are perfectly straight - but their cases are small, so they are stiffer.

    As good as these are, I do think that Apple has pushed the engineering past the point of what the materials can ideally support. It is now so thin that after the manufacturing process, gluing/pressing everything together, etc. that this warpage is almost inevitable.

    I'm fairly certain Apple is aware of this - especially after reading through the thread that I linked above. These are expensive, premium devices, and it does disappoint me that this is considered acceptable.

    My question to other iPad Pro 10.5 users - is yours warped as well?


    Note - I tried to post this exact text to the Apple Support Community, but it wouldn't let me at all. After seeing a post here about censoring - I think that I was blocked since this looks negatively on Apple.
     
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    If your iPad is slightly bent and you want to return it, they will replace with no problem. There were several threads where people were seeing a slight bend when looking down the edge of their iPad.

    It may not harm anything but if it bothers you . . . . .
     
  3. Meliorum thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah - I searched Google up and down for this issue, but should have done a better search on this forum first. This thread https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/is-your-ipad-pro-10-5-curved.2051164/ addresses what I'm talking about. Sounds like it's just inherent with how iPads are made. Especially the larger/thinner models.
     
  4. kgrass macrumors member

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    Yes, I have this same problem and have been looking for a resolution. So far I haven’t found any.
     

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