Apple is having a slight side effect on some of its 2018 iPad Pros. They are shipping with a subtle bend in the aluminum chassis.
According to Apple. They do not consider this a defect. Apple states that this is a minor side effect of the device’s manufacturing process, and it would certainly not intensify over the time. And it would not affect the performance of the iPad in any practical way as well.
The bend is the result of a cooling process involving the iPad Pro’s metal and plastic components during manufacturing, according to Apple. Both sizes of the new iPad Pro can exhibit it.
Apple explained all this after they received some backlash on social media. Customers on several platforms claimed their iPad Pros developed a small curve or bend without any occurrence of an accident or mistreatment. Furthermore, there are other customers who claimed that it was defected. It was right after it was taken out from the box.
Those who are annoyed by the bend shouldn’t have any trouble exchanging or returning their iPad Pro at the Apple Store. Or other retailers within the 14-day return window. But it’s not clear if swaps will be permitted outside that policy.