I knew I wasn't crazy! There is a problem with some WiFi only iPads!

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    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.
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    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.
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    If you buy enough technology you will eventually draw the short straw and get a defective unit. It is no fun when it happens but it happens.
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    sorry I just had to :D

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    Sounds like a pretty good chance to me lol
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    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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    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.
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    At home Pages normally takes about 5 minutes
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    Well, not all that easy if you order through the Apple online store. Then you have to get permission (I suppose), box it up, and reship---and possibly have to pay shipping.
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    I had to ship mine to Apple for screen issues they shipped me a box
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    Thankfully I appear to be unaffected.
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    I am way far away from my router and it's a cheap Verizon supplied one. I pay for 15/5 and this is the speed I get :) faster then my Galaxy Nexus and HP Touchpad.

    I don't think it's a wide spread issue


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    No notable problems on my WiFi only 64 gig iPad 3.

    This fact that they have a memo to capture units, is simply Apple trying to confirm if their is a problem. It is not an admission at this point that there is a problem or if it is simply mass hysteria from all the blogs. (Not to say there is not a problem)
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    I took my iPad3 64GB Wi-Fi in to the Apple Store from which I purchased it. The Apple tech did a OS system restore that she said was "deeper" than I could do at home. I have restored it from my backup and so far I have no issues here at work where I had the most dropouts. Before the restore, I had done a side by side speedtest comparison with my iPad1 and the iPad3 right next to my router at home. When I get home I'll do the same speedtest and see if anything is different.

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    Well it looks like I spoke too soon. I left the iPad with the Weather+ app running in my office (it reports Wi-Fi dropouts). Even with two bars of signal strength, the connection was dropped. At home the performance tests are still inferior to the iPad1. Back to the Apple Store I go.

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    Yeah I was little bit suspicious about this "deeper" iOS update that she was talking about. Probably nothing more than just resetting network settings and reinstalling the iOS 5.1. Something you can do it home. Unless they have some sort of beta patch that they're not talking about that was just a bunch of bull.
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    Yeah that's precisely what I was thinking. The "deep" reinstall of the OS sounded like smoke and mirrors to me. Even if this is some sort of beta patch that only Apple has, you'd think I'd be given a choice if I wanted to run beta software on my device or not. I think perhaps the memo about "capture" hasn't made it to the front line.

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    Haven't come across any problems with my 32GB wifi only so far either. All is good.


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