Apple confirms new iPad Pro models which bend are “normal”

Apple Inc. today confirmed to The Verge that new iPad Pro (3rd generation) models released at Apple’s October Event bend, and it’s “normal” and “not a defect”.

The new iPad Pro (3rd generation) models include breakthrough A12X Bionic processors, 4GB of RAM and Face ID systems, all in a package that’s about 5.1mm thin.

The bend is the result of a cooling process involving the iPad Pro’s metal and plastic components during manufacturing – this is a side effect of the device’s manufacturing process and shouldn’t worsen over time or negatively affect the flagship iPad’s performance in any practical way. We do not consider it to be a defect.

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This is the second Apple iOS device which is prone to bend-gate, after the iPhone 6’s disaster, which Apple also declined to comment on with the following statement:


A bend in iPhone is extremely rare, as always for any questions on iPhone contact AppleCare.



Chris Grainger
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