From the fateful YouTube channel video JerryRigEverything, installed itself on the new iPads Pro a great controversy in relation to an alleged fragility in the device housing and its susceptibility to warping – a controversy that only gained strength with the reports of users who received units of crooked tablets when they left the box or who saw their specimens bend in a few weeks of use.
The buzz was so great that Apple had to speak up – and the email sent to a consumer by its vice president for hardware, Dan Riccio, ended up getting in the way rather than helping with his rhetoric like “our products have a very high quality screen. , be glad”.
The fact is that, despite all the controversy, consumer interest in the new iPad Pro does not seem to have cooled down or reversed in any way – at least that’s what data from one of the world’s largest electronics retailers, the Best Buy.
The statistics, published by the Thinknum, show that sales of new Apple “professional” tablets have remained relatively stable since their launch, peaking in the early days of availability and in sexta-feira Negra. In other words, either the controversy has not left our bubble of the technological press and stakeholders … or consumers in general simply don’t care much about the prospect of having their thousand dollar tablet slightly crooked.
Of course, the research sample is not decisive – in order to have a more concrete idea of the effect of the controversy, we would need to analyze data referring to the total sales of the new tablets, preferably in all countries where it is already on sale. Still, it’s an interesting indication that, perhaps, iPad Pro could close 2018 as one of Apple’s most interesting and well-received creations of the year. It will be?