Currently Being ModeratedMar 6, 2013 9:51 AM (in response to Pettyboy)
I should also note that have borrowed friend's iRig Mic Cast which slots into earphone jack on the iPad 2. In this case the microphone function works. I can Skype/Facetime and record myself taking notes etc. The drawback is that this means iPad speakers don't work. So this could be a workaround but it would mean that I couldn't use the iPad to have my wife and I speak to someone together since there only audio comes through earphones hooked into the iRig.
So, there could still be a hardware problem but the fact that one kind of external microphone works suggests something else may be at play ?