Over the last few days, some iPad Pro owners have taken online to complain about subtle but noticeable bends in their iPad Pros. Of course, it goes without saying that if you spend at least $ 800 on a brand new tablet, the last thing you'll see is an aesthetic imperfection.
Earlier this week, Apple confirmed that some iPad Pros will show a slight bend while emphasizing that the bend is just a common part of the manufacturing process and that it will not get worse over time. Simply put, Apple does not believe that the iPad Pro with a weak bend is defective.
According to Apple's recording, a MacRumors reader named Craig Tim Cook sent the issue. Craig then received a feedback from Dan Riccio, Apple's senior VP of hardware engineering.
Riccio explained that the bent iPad Pros meet all of Apple's stringent "flatness" quality control tests and that the standard of quality Apple uses on its 201
Riccio's message reads:
Compared to the issue you referred to about the new iPad Pro, its unibody design meets or exceeds all Apple's high quality standards for design and precision manufacturing. We have carefully developed it and all parts of the production process have just been measured and controlled.
Our current specification for the iPad Pro flatness is up to 400 microns, which is even tighter than previous generations. This 400 micron variation is less than half a millimeter (or the width of less than four sheets of paper), and this level of flatness will not change during normal use over the product's lifetime. Note that these small variations do not affect the device's function in any way.
Now it sounds good and good, but if you are one of the unlucky users with an iPad Pro who just looks a little tough, I'm sure Apple's speech about micron precision won't do much to alleviate your frustration .