Back in October, Apple announced its brand-new iPad Pro tablet. Aimed at professionals and digital creators, Apple iPad Pro (2018) comes in two screen sizes 11-inch and 12.9-inch. And like most Apple products, it doesn t exactly come cheap either, having a starting price of Rs 71,900. Now, if you re buying a product with a price this high, you expect it to have a flawless build quality. Apparently, Apple doesn t think so. Also Read - Apple Watch users to get new feature-packed Google Maps soonAlso Read - Apple bans Google Stadia, Microsoft xCloud, and GeForce NOW on iOS
Recently, several customers on MacRumors forums complained that their iPad Pro (2018) units had developed a slight bend in the chassis, despite not being subjected to any external stress or suffering from any user-induced damage. Some other customers even claimed that their iPad Pros came with already-bent frames out of the box. Also Read - Apple iMac 27-inch (2020) launched in India, price starts from Rs 1.70 lakh
Issuing a response towards the same, Apple has confirmed to The Verge that some iPad Pro (2018) units indeed come with slightly-bent frames. Oddly though, the company says that this is a side-effect of the device s manufacturing process, and shouldn t get worse over an extended amount of time after continued usage. Worse, Apple has refused to acknowledge this as a manufacturing defect.
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As noted by The Verge, the defect seems to be more pronounced in the LTE-equipped models of Apple iPad Pro (2018). That s because this variant comes with a plastic strip which introduces a break in the tablet s flat aluminum sides. This hasn t been acknowledged by Apple and reportedly, some users with Wi-Fi only variants of iPad Pro (2018) have had their device develop a minor bend in the chassis as well.