This is a discussion on I knew I wasn't crazy! There is a problem with some WiFi only iPads! within the iPad 3 Forum forums, part of the Apple iPad Discussions category; http://9to5mac.com/2012/04/04/apple-investigating-new-ipad-wifi-issues-tells-applecare-to-replace-affected-units/ Apple investigating new iPad WiFi issues, tells AppleCare to replace affected units...
Just saw this news story too, and it hit me hard because only yesterday I ordered one! I ordered directly from Apple, though, and am hoping they are currently testing for this issue before shipping.Originally Posted by ladynikon
Let's not panic people - it seems this is only affecting a very very small percentage of buyers. I think it's just defective units they are talking about... mine fits the category, but I have no issues. Considering almost 4 million are sold and these articles are saying they have 700 reports on forums... well - you do the math for what percentage that is.
Obviously, it only applies to some iPads...mine works just fine as I use wifi everyday. Sounds like the antennas may not be connected properly in all units.
Good they are finally getting on this.
Last edited by AQ_OC; 04-05-2012 at 11:12 AM.
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sorry I just had toOriginally Posted by zphone
Sounds like a pretty good chance to me lol
I bought my iPad3 last week and am seeing the symptoms described here. I have an iPad1 and get all three bars when next to my home router. The iPad3 gets 2. Also, when I'm at work, where my wifi signal is weak, the iPad1 gets one bar but once it connects, it stays connected. The iPad3 will drop out even when it shows two bars. It takes some doing to get the signal back again (turning the WiFi on and off). Sometimes it will hold for hours, other times, it comes and goes frequently.
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Yes there is. Take it back and get your free replacement. That was easy.
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2012 13" MBA, 2011 11" MBA, 2010 15" MBP, 2 iPad3s, 1 iPad Mini, iPhone 4S and iPhone 5. A bunch of iPods and an Apple TV.
Not knowing something might be amiss in my iPad 3 Wifi, I changed hotel rooms twice and then finally checked out and into another hotel due to wifi issues. Unless I'm sitting right on top of a wifi spot, my iPad can't connect. I downloaded Pages yesterday and it took me 45 minutes. I know it's a big program, but I thought that was an awful long time. Will see what Apple comes up with before I return it. I bought it directly from Apple and it was delivered from China.
At home Pages normally takes about 5 minutesOriginally Posted by daward