Friday, July 23, 2021

Some M1 iMac models appear to sit off-center due to manufacturing flaw

Some M1 iMac buyers are reporting an apparent issue with the way that the device is mounted to its stand, causing some iMacs to sit slightly crooked when on a flat surface.

One M1 iMac owner posted on the Apple Support Communities that their iMac was off-center with a difference of about 1mm between the left and right sides of the display. Another person complained about the issue on Reddit, stating that their iMac was “not completely level.”

YouTuber iPhonedo also published a video depicting his affected iMac, which sat noticeably crooked. The YouTuber said he returned his device to Apple.

Additionally, MacRumors reports that an orange M1 iMac it purchased for testing purposes appeared to have a slant.

It isn’t clear how exactly widespread the issue is, but reports suggest that it’s a fairly limited problem. Unfortunately, the manufacturing defect doesn’t appear to be user-fixable.

Apple customers who have recently purchased an M1 iMac should check if their displays are crooked before the two-week return window has elapsed. Apple has yet to acknowledge the issue, so dealing with a return means going through Apple Support. It’s possible that Apple could allow for replacements or fixes after that period, however.

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