Gadget-makers have long played with the idea of bendable displays, but this isn’t what they were going for: Apple has confirmed that some brand-new iPad Pro units have a slight bend to them—and this is expected and not a defect.
There are numerous stories and images of very slight bends on brand-new devices on the MacRumors forums, and The Verge’s Chris Welch observed the same issue in his own iPad.
When The Verge reached out to Apple for comment, the company told the publication that the bending 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.” (The Verge’s words.) Apple says the bending happens as a result of a cooling process used on the components when the device is manufactured.
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