Sorry I haven’t posted on this in awhile but wanted to update those who have followed this thread. After I got home on 12-28 I went to the local Apple store and got #3 12.9 pro. Added a glass screen protector and went on with life. I have not had the same problems I had with the first two so there must have been some kind of problem as this ones a charm. Only thing I can think is maybe the bent screen was the culprit. Just guessing as I returned the first two before this surfaced so have nothing to substantiate my claim. This one if it is bent I can see it so it works correctly. Thanks to those of you who offered suggestions.