iPad Pro iPad Pro 11 inch bright spot where drawing?

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  1. DougFNJ macrumors 65816

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    Curious, is the glass thinner or display lighting underneath closer to the surface than previous versions?

    I noticed today while drawing toward the corners a bright slight ripple effect like when you touch an LCD monitor display and you get that ripple effect. Not the typical rainbow effect you would see on most lcd screens, but just brighter. This happens with any slight pressure around the edges but not the middle.

    Not looking to create OCD, just wanting to make sure it’s normal on these models and not a defect.
     
  2. LondonFella macrumors newbie

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    I’ve watched many reviews, and this is definitely the case.

    The new iPad Pro is also extremely fragile.

    This video will make you cringe:

     
  3. cmbarclay macrumors regular

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    I had that on my last 12.9, I showed it to Apple and they replaced it.
     
  4. DougFNJ thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I don’t get too concerned with the bend tests, YouTube search iPad Pro 10.5 bend test and they say the same things. My concern is that the glass might be too thin, or is mine just defective. Trying to save the trip to the Apple Store, if it’s normal, then no big deal.
     
  5. Ghost31 macrumors 68020

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    I think any rational person would be concerned with what’s going on with iPad right now. It’s not just that “metal bends. So don’t bend it. Derppp” it’s that the materials are too damn thin and don’t have adequate support. There is literally no support structure. There’s just the super thin cover glass screen and the thin metal frame with holes in the sides that further compromise the entire thing.

    But to the original question, could you maybe post a video showing this? Because there’s a difference between the effect of pressing on the screen and normal pencil usage. So it’s hard to tell through text
     
  6. Freakonomics101 macrumors 68000

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    The ripple effect is normal for these two models. The glass is too thin.

    And I agree with your statement. You shouldn’t have to be extremely careful to take care of an iPad. Careful, yes. But not to the extreme. Either this thing will bend with one use or just regular use over time. I think Apple is afraid to make devices bigger because it will make them look bad when they present them. People will think they are going backwards but if this iPad was thicker, it wouldn’t be so fragile. Common sense.....
     
  7. DougFNJ thread starter macrumors 65816

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    My point with my not worrying about bending is that I keep these protected with the covers and a sleeve as I have since my first iPad. If I were seeing tons of threads showing bending while using normally, then I’d be concerned.

    I tried posting a video, unfortunately through Tapatalk I can’t get it to upload, so I turned the screen black and took stills. The first is an example of light pressure as from drawing. The second is light to medium pressure like you would do scribbling to make a drawing darker.

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  8. zulumaster macrumors newbie

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    Are you still experiencing this issue? Just bought one this week and noticed it while drawing as well.
     
  9. tps3443, May 10, 2019
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    After owning 3 iPad Pro 11” models. Dropped, banged up, scratched, you name it. First time ever owning an iPad in my life. They are not that fragile.. My kids dropped my last 11” on my hardwood floors off of the counters daily.. neither of these iPads were bent. My current model is a 11” 1TB I’ve had it over 2 months it is also perfect and perfectly straight too..

    The internet is what made me think my iPad was as fragile as a twig... I was all careful at first, and overly cautious with it.. I’m done with that.. it is BS.. the IPad Pro is about as strong as any 1.0 pound to 1.4 pound ultra thin glass electronic device. “And that’s not very strong at all”

    I can snap any tablet in half with my bare hands, that is just silly to see people do this. You could gouge eyeballs out with your bare hands too lol.

    Jerryrigeverythings videos are a joke..

    Hey, I’m gonna go hop in a brand new Mercedesbenz with a pocket knife, then cut its leather seats open, and scratch all of the paint off with the keys, maybe push a dent in the door with my hands. “WHAT A PIECE OF CRAP CAR” ^ this is! Haha lol

    It amazes me what people believe, by watching videos.. And I fell for it too.. it wore off after a while though.
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    it is normal.
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    I do not trust this video. It is extremely shady. I looked in to it pretty well a few weeks ago, and I am pretty confident it is manipulated to make the device fail on purpose, and look much worse than its predecessor. I’m sure the 10.5” is actually stronger than the 11”, but they overemphasized this in the video by manipulating it to make sure that this was indeed the outcome regardless..

    First of all, they roll the camera shot down as he’s lifting the iPad up, so you cannot actually see how high he drops the 11” iPad from..I had a screen shot that shows the screen not broken after the impact drop in that area, the pen is gone, it hit the ground, no cracks. Then the camera cuts in to new footage, and all of a sudden there holding a broken iPad.. when the iPad 11” was at the same distance as the 10.5” from the ground it was a giant blur as it was already moving quite fast.

    It is manipulated to fail.. all for views.

    I’m thinking about using mine as the test mule. And I’ll make a video myself.

    They are pretty close in durability. And there not one good test video out there right now..

    I get it, they are super fragile. I’m not like denying this fact. But, it is just blown way out of proportion. To the fact that some people are terrified of even taking them out of the box, or even buying one.
     
  10. Thomas Davie macrumors 6502

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    I was doing dialysis today at home and had my 2018 12.9 IPP on the table next to me. I reached over to grb some alcohol for disinfecting, caught the edge of the IPP - it flipped over and fell 3 feet flat faced on a hardwood floor. I thought it was $ down the drain, but no damage.

    And yep, it is in a protective case but I'd flipped it open and was going to surf on it.

    Would have screamed bloody murder at myself if it had broken - would have rushed out and bought another one if nevcesssary.

    Tom
     
  11. kazmac macrumors 604

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    That ripple effect and fragile feel were big reasons why I never bought a 2018 iPP. I thought I would punch the pencil through the screen when testing them at the Apple store.

    Our 2018 iPad screen recently blurred when I pressed down on it. That happened only during that session, but the builds on all the iPad lines should not be that fragile, especially not the Pros given how much the 2018 Pros cost.

    I am glad some folks have durable 2018 iPPs, but with the issues I’ve had with the 2017 iPPs and the 2019 Mini, I just couldn’t go there.

    OP, I’d definitely talk to Apple.
     
  12. AutomaticApple macrumors 65816

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    That's common sense.
     
  13. kazmac macrumors 604

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    Some people do not take that extra step.
     
  14. Kal-037 macrumors 68000

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    That's normal! All my iPads do it, and all other iPads would even with glass protectors... it isn't damaging the display as long as you aren't pushing with excess force. Apple when they first released the iPad Pro talked about using pressure to get darker colors so they made the display's like this on purpose and also took precautions to make it so they won't fail easily from heavy or normal use.
    *I just tested this on my iPad Pro 10.5", 11", and 12.9"... but I also have seen this with every generation of iPad I've owned... I have owned all but the 2nd, 3rd, and 6th gen. iPads.
    Go to Best Buy or if an Apple Store is near you, you'll see they do it too. Even if it does not have any marks occur on the center that's normal due to it being stronger there, that's the strongest area of most electronics unless manufactured incorrectly. (*Can't have an iPad be strong on the edges without a strong center to build off of.)


    Kallum.
     
  15. chrizzz09 macrumors regular

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    I can replicate this "issue" with my 11" Pro, but only if I put a real unnatural amount of pressure on it with the pencil. Under normal circumstances I would never have to use this amount of pressure while writing or drawing for this kind of brights spot to appear, so I guess you shouldn't be worried about it unless you write/draw with a lot of pressure. Otherwise it could also be that your unit is defective in some way and allows for these spots to appear under normal/light pressure.
     

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