Is Apple's new iPad giving wifi trouble?

Is Apple's new iPad giving wifi trouble?

Many users of Apple's latest offering have already complained about the device's ability to pick and hold wifi signals on the tech major's official forum.

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.

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.

Published on: Mar 23, 2012, 10:46 AM IST
Posted by: Gaytri Madhura, Mar 23, 2012, 10:46 AM IST