Apple’s new iPad model which went on sale last month, providing at least a couple weeks of sales before the quarter drew to a close, is likely to feature in Apple’s Financial Results conference call later today. However, despite selling more than 3 million units in the opening weekend, the new model hasn’t been without issues.
Apple is already looking into WiFi problems with the new iPad. WiFi issues include an inability to pick up local WiFi networks, connection drops, slow download and upload speeds and more, according to the ‘Poor WiFi reception on new iPad’ thread on Apple forums discussing the problems. Apple is investigating WiFi problems with the new iPad – an AppleCare document circulated internally, indicates that it is investigating the issues.
Owners of new iPads are also experiencing problems connecting to and maintaining connections to 3G networks. Discussions on the Apple Support Communities suggest that the new iPad 3G connection issues are mainly being experienced in Australia, Europe and parts of Asia, with only a few people in the US experiencing problems. The new iPad loses connection to 3G. The best solution, according to forum posts, is to turn the iPad on and off.
Apple is yet to comment on this issue.