Apple's new iPad has trouble picking up and holding on to wifi signals, say users. A thread on Apple's official forums has 144 posts from users of the new iPad, and has been read by 5,000 people, Daily Mail reported on Thursday.
"This is a problem Apple - you need to fix it," says one user.
"The laptop wifi reception is as strong as it gets, but the iPad only registers a weak signal. Anyone else having similar problems? Any suggestions?" Daily Mail quoted another user as saying.
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Other Apple launches have been blighted by similar problems, including the original iPad and some models of iBook, the newspaper said.
The news comes as users complain that a hidden "upgrade" to the new machine has meant that many older "Smart Covers" - the magnetic covers used by Apple which turn on the machine automatically when opened - won't work.
The problem is particularly bad with third-party covers made by companies other than Apple, but older official Apple covers also fail to work, the paper added.