Things to check for on new iPad Pro

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  1. Dulcimer macrumors 6502a

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    Every new Apple product launch is followed by posts by a few people discovering quality control issues with their new device. I know it's rare but I'd like to check mine for defects when I get it. Curious to hear from others' experiences what some good things to check for are and how to check for them.

    Things that come to mind:
    • Dead Pixels: Download a series of solid colour images from the web and display them full screen (e.g., in Photos) and check for any black dots (dead pixels).
    • Backlight Bleed: Download and display in full screen a solid black background and set display to max brightness. Check for any glaring issues with uneven backlighting around the edges.
     
  2. gobikerider macrumors 68000

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    Mine is A okay
     
  3. augustya macrumors 68020

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    or follow the usual trend of replacing the iPads one after another till you find a keeper ! You have the 14 day return policy right ?
     
  4. Orangeman13 macrumors regular

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    Don't forget about the mystery curve some are reporting :rolleyes:
     
  5. Opus00 macrumors member

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    My first iPad Pro 10.5 had a dead pixel right near the top of the screen. I had it exchanged and the second one is perfect so far. I did compare it to my 9.7 iPP and did notice a slightly warmer tone on the 10.5 vs 9.7. Doesn't bother me and wouldn't have noticed any difference if I didn't put the two side-by-side.
     
  6. IPadNParadise macrumors 6502

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    I am a worrier and paranoid but that's during research and waiting on something. Once I get it, I dont look for issues until they just slap me in the face!
     
  7. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    Or just use it and enjoy. It is a great device.

    If you choose to pick it apart, enjoy! Nothing in life is perfect. Good luck finding that perfect mate! Beware as she/he might be taking a close look at YOU, too.

    Are you perfect?
     
  8. parseckadet macrumors 6502a

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    Here's something to check for sure:
    1: Connect the Apple Pencil, leave it plugged in
    2: Turn the iPad in portrait mode
    3: Turn around 3 times
    4: Hop on one foot

    If, after doing all of the above, lobsters start to crawl out of the speaker holes you should return to Apple.
     
  9. ninaco macrumors 6502

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    if there's an issue that's noticeable, I'm confident I'll find it within two weeks. I don't go out of my way to find problems. Have enough of those! :D
     
  10. missbing macrumors regular

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    I was with you until you got to #3. I was thinking what possible problem is this going to find. :)
     
  11. Relentless Power macrumors Core

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    Sometimes reading through all the negativity on tech forums can provoke others to start analyzing every little detail on their new iPad and they think they found something and worry over it. It's better to enjoy it and if something arises where it's an issue, Apple will address it.
     
  12. MTShipp macrumors 6502a

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    I was good until #4 cuz #3 helps test the GPS ;)
     
  13. Kal-037 macrumors 65816

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    All LCD panels will have some back-light showing, my Mini 4 and Gen 1 iPad Pro both had slight back-light showing up on pitch black background but nothing in the center screen just the edges (where it is supposed to happen.) I have found no such thing as a perfect iPad. My newest one scared me a little at first because the speakers being even beefier than the original they shook a little more than I remembered, then there is a microscopic (like literally so tiny you HAVE to REALLY look for a small quarter centimeter glass imperfection white bezel (only seen if eyes are about 4 inches away and you are looking in a light to catch it.) I thought about taking it back but seeing as there are no replacements and how I know I am just being OCD I opted to keep mine.


    Kallum37.
     
  14. shyam09 macrumors 68000

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    Instructions unclear. Dick inside speaker hole.

    Please no lobster inside my iPad, please!
     
  15. spiderman0616 macrumors 68030

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    I used to check my new Apple devices over like this and get super worked up about it. It's not worth it. Once you get into that viscous cycle of return, look for new defects, return, look for new defects, etc. you'll never be happy with any of your replacement units. You'll always find something that bothers you.
     
  16. dumastudetto macrumors 68030

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    I was doing well up to #4, iPad slipped dropped and cracked screen while hopping. And no I don't have AppleCare+ :(

    Or does this prove the iPad was faulty and I can get a replacement?
     
  17. MrGimper macrumors 601

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    But you know it will still bug you, every day ;)
     
  18. Kal-037 macrumors 65816

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    I thought it might bug me... and was really close to returning it, (usually my OCD is 99% under control) but anxiety hit me hard in the gut in every direction from life this past week so I have been a bit hectic and irrational in my thoughts (about the iPad and it's "perfection" that I thought it had to have.) But I remembered if I gave into OCD... I'd end up returning it over and over until Apple said "no more"... as I WILL NEVER find a "perfect iPad." There will never be anything without flaws, it's how life is and despite meticulous manufacturing efforts the materials used in the iPad and most electronics add to that. It will still usually be better than most other manufacturers, but will also still be imperfect as no material can be perfect (even diamonds aren't perfect.)

    *Enough of my incoherent rambling, lol.
    Just enjoy your iPad everyone try not to focus so hard on issues if they aren't right in your face or actually defective. :)


    Kallum.
     
  19. MrGimper macrumors 601

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    To be honest, your last statement is very true. People obviously do have issues they see straight away, and they should get those resolved. However, some people look under a microscope to actively find issues. If you have to look that hard, you'll find something. It's like backlight bleed .... "go into a dark room and put on a black screen and crank the brightness up" .... if you don't do that in real-world usage, why do it and find an "issue".
     
  20. Kal-037 macrumors 65816

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    Exactly! But at the same time I'm logical about expensive stuff though; I'll give the device a good once-over/ light inspection to make sure it's adequate... but putting it under the microscope sets me up for anger, frustration, and anxiety.
    I want a good device I paid a lot for, but I don't want anxiety, disappointment, and anger too. It's so not worth it.
    Sorry, just repeating myself I think. lol (I should probably head to bed. Night good sir. :)
     
  21. Relentless Power macrumors Core

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    I said it before in this thread or another, but most "Average" tech users won't notice the smallest imperfections. But when you take somebody that frequently visits a tech forum where others come to report problems or discuss issues, then opens up for that same individual to start examining their devices to see what's wrong with it. It just creates a chain reaction of anxiety and issues for those who want a perfect device. Unfortunately, nothing is perfect in this world, not even Apple devices.
     
  22. MrGimper macrumors 601

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    I also think the problem is with Apple and the focus they give in their presentations to how each device is "meticulously crafted" and "premium" and "constructed with attention to detail never seen before". Take the iPhone 5 where Jony says in the video that each phone is matched against ~270 cuts for the antenna cutouts so that the best fit is matched. It's a bit hard to stomach that kind of boasting and then find your new device has a scratch/chip or a dodgy screen out of the box.
     
  23. Relentless Power macrumors Core

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    I would agree with this. I think Apple wants to put the highest product out to the consumer, but they also use a lot of marketing strategies when they debut a new product on the stage for the millions of people viewing worldwide.

    Although, I have an appreciation for Apple hardware, when you mass produce millions and millions of a specific unit, some will more will have defects or issues. That happens with any manufacture, not just Apple.
     
  24. MrGimper macrumors 601

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    Of course, that's the real-world situation for mass-produced devices.

    It's just that when Jony is on a video and he's talking to me and telling me that my device is made with so much love, and I open it and it's like the dog used it as a chew-toy, I'm going to be less forgiving :)
     
  25. Relentless Power macrumors Core

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    I give Ive credit. He is a brilliant designer and he has the voice for marketing a product.
     

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