As far as new iDevices go, the third generation iPad has gotten away relatively lightly. Sure, there were those stories of the new iPad heating up, but that’s not surprising given those meaty internals.
But wait, there’s another molehill looking for the mountain treatment. Now we’re hearing that the new iPad has Wi-Fi problems.
The issue has been reported over on the Apple Support Communities. The OP explains: “I am in a hotel with my laptop and new ipad3. The laptop wifi reception is as strong as it gets, but the iPad only registers a weak signal.”
Cue: scores of similar posts from users declaring that the new iPad is fundamentally broken and that - consequently - the world is about to implode. Ok, not quite, but you get the idea.
Interestingly, it seems to be the Wi-Fi only model that’s affected. Symptoms include: intermittent connectivity, slow speeds, and not being able to pick up networks.
To be fair, Apple is willing to replace any units with apparently faulty Wi-Fi. An internal AppleCare document leaked to 9to5mac reads: “In the United States, contact centers and retail stores should capture iPad (3rd generation) Wi-Fi only devices if they exhibit any issue related to Wi-Fi.”
Anyone out there having new iPad Wi-Fi problems? Can’t say I have, but maybe I’m in the lucky minority and Apple should recall each and every new iPad just to be on the safe side. Ahem.