iPad Pro iPad Pro convex bottom, slides around.

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  1. fireandwhispers macrumors newbie

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    After a few days with my Pro, I've been noticing that every time I put it down on a flat surface it slides on a bubble of air before coming to rest. It nearly slid off my table once because it's almost imperceptibly not level. This happens both in and out of the silicon case. When I press down on the center of the iPad, suction is created and it sticks to the table. This is driving me nuts and I'm curious if others have experienced this.
     
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  3. fireandwhispers thread starter macrumors newbie

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    To give an example, it's a lot like dropping a puck onto an air hockey board.
     
  4. Dammit Cubs macrumors 68000

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    That's interesting. I use a smart cover so the grip holds it.
     
  5. Lobwedgephil macrumors 68030

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    I wish mine did that.
     
  6. chabig macrumors 68040

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    I'd love to see a short video of this.
     
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  9. Atomic Walrus macrumors 6502a

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    Hah, wow, this does happen. You need a flat, slick table and to set it down more or less perfectly flat. Exactly like an air hockey table. It only went about an inch or so.

    Some kind of air pressure trick? The air trapped under the device is briefly compressed and allows it to start to move horizontally, and then it continues for a moment even without the air because of the low kinetic friction between the iPad and table?
     
  10. fireandwhispers thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Seems like it, but nothing like this happens with my Air 2. Do you experience the suction when you press down on the middle?
     
  11. mcdj macrumors 604

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    Not sure what the issue is, but here's some wallpaper for you.

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  12. arbybaconator macrumors newbie

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    What a magical device! Tim should have named it the magic pad IMO
     
  13. zacheryjensen macrumors 6502a

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    I've seen this with every iPad I have had with a flat back on a specific desk surface I used to have. It is just like suggested above, a trapped pocket of air. I put a rear shell case on it with some texture to stop it from happening.
     
  14. monty77 macrumors 6502a

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    Simple physics here. It's more noticeable on the pro due to size so will create a larger air cushion when you put it down. Try it with any large flat relatively light object. Plastic chopping board works well :)
     
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    Some times the manufacturing process distorts the frame and has left you with the concave back. If it bothers you, return it.
     
  16. fireandwhispers thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Update! I exchanged it and the replacement is much better. It does still have an air cushion (I do understand basic physics, monty77!) but it no longer acts like an air hockey puck or creates suction on the table.
     

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