I bought the ipad 3 early September, and I was very happy with it. But after a while, I saw two problems with it.
The first was the wifi connection. It was very poor upstairs. I either had to hold it in a certain way or it wouldn't work at all. My laptop which is is the exact same place, works just fine on the wireless.
The second was the screen developed a tiny scratch about half a milimetre long. This after about 5 weeks of use. I've no idea how it got there as I was careful with it, and even bought a Smart Cover (which I've recently learned can scratch the screen if it picks up grit). It was barely noticeable but because of my OCD it played greatly on my mind. So much so I sold my ipad soon after.
The bottom line though, is that I really liked my ipad 3 and I'm thinking of buying another one soon. But the screen scratching and the wireless issues are giving me pause for thought. I hate to say this but for £559.00 I at least expected the wireless to work upstairs. The scratch could happen at any time I guess, but even so, I was careful with it, and was surprised to find it had indeed cracked.
Also, do Apple cover screen damage in the standard year's warranty, if so, how long does it take for them to pick it up and return it?