It's being said that the two new iPads will boost sales of tablets.
Now here's the thing: if we were to believe Riccio and Apple's claims, the bent on the new iPad Pro could be visible because of the sharp edges and thinner design compared to previous generations. Apple offers a 14-day return period, and other retailers often offer even more generous return policies, so if you get a new iPad Pro that's bent, we recommend returning it immediately.
Following an outrage over Apple's recent confirmation that some of the iPad Pro units are indeed shipping with a very slight bend and it is completely normal, a senior executive of the Cupertino-based company has come out and reiterated that the iPad-maker stands by the tablet.
The reason behind it? Both sizes of the new iPad Pro can exhibit it. I suspect we can look at the new iPad Pro form factor, with slimmer bezels and the squared profile, and simply shrink that to the 10-inch and 7-inch display form factors. But users should also be careful they don't introduce one in their own device.
"iPad Mini used to be the last hope for those who couldn't afford the big boy iPad and instead of keep producing the "so called" budget iPad, Apple started making an even bigger and more expensive iPad (12.9") instead and forgot about the Mini.
Dan Riccio, Apple's VP of hardware Engineering.
The report has Apple releasing a new low-cost iPad mini 5 in the first half of 2019 in an attempt to rectify slow iPad sales, with production expected to reach full tilt as soon as the end of this month. Rather, the company said the bend was the effect of a cooling process used during manufacturing. But it's not clear if swaps will be permitted outside that policy.
Apple slammed the Verge for writing fake news and placing unofficial quotations from Apple employees out of context. That shouldn't be the case for a slight bend.
The author is a former broadsheet entertainment and lifestyle reporter and section editor for an entertainment magazine before crossing over to corporate and marketing PR.