Currently Being ModeratedApr 2, 2012 3:44 PM (in response to myhand)
An excellent test report but be interesting to know if the performance on those ipad 3s would have changed if he touched it near the bottom left corner in landscape or picked it up when a little further away from router. I suspect it would.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 2, 2012 4:35 PM (in response to Tgilding)
Are you folks trying to make these not work? Who on earth holds an iPad that way! I don't typically hold an tablet or phone etc using a "death grip" unless I was in the middle of a tornado or hurricane.
Have any of you noticed that no reviews of the iPad have mentioned this? If it were a major problem, the press would be all over it.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 2, 2012 4:40 PM (in response to Thatchcote)
I've attempted this a few times and if I put my entire palm in the locaiton described and I'm a very long distance from my router I can see it drop a bar. I'm not saying people are not having problems but I haven't been able to replicate these so if it is a problem, it is not a design flaw.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 2, 2012 6:30 PM (in response to Thatchcote)
I hold my Ipad in Landscape mode with my left hand. I promise I dont grip it hard. We don't have tornados here in Australia. I then use my right hand to touch the screen. I certainly am not trying to make a problem when there is not one. My guess is that anyone can reproduce this on the edge of a wifi coverage area but Im not sure on that
Currently Being ModeratedApr 2, 2012 6:30 PM (in response to stlsteve)
I got my New IPad on the first day. I was upgrading from iPad 1. I found the wifi problem immediately and have followed every discussion about this that I can. My iPad 1 wifi reception is far better than on the 3. I have tried every posted fix that I can; not made a whit worth of difference.
SO yesterday I went my local Apple Store and spoke to their 2 Tech Experts. Surprise, neither had ever heard of this problem. I took them over to a iPad and pulled up le of these discussions with over 40 pages of complaints. "Hmmm" they said, "there might be something to this but we don't know anything about it"
This is what really annoys me about Apple. Secrecy is one thing, but when you have literally thousands of people around the world all complaining about the same thing at least you could quickly acknowledge the problem and say we will are very sorry to our loyal customers and we will get a fix out ASAP. But, to date, not a single word of response from Apple. Just all of us.
Does anybody at Apple really monitor these boards????
Currently Being ModeratedApr 2, 2012 7:00 PM (in response to stlsteve)
What I don't understand, is why everyone is going through all this trouble to test our routers, set and reset things within our homes, when that was never the problem. If there were no problems with our collective routers and previous versions of the iPads, how could anyone possibly believe the problem stems from anything BUT the new iPad?
Am I the only person who thinks like this??? Seriously?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 2, 2012 7:32 PM (in response to KikiClark)
It has absolutely nothing to do with routers. I am right next to my wife, to whom I gave my iPad 1: she has full bars and I have 1-2. FYI: on Speedtest near the router I get over 10 mb downloads; 20 feet away I get .2 mb downloads. That's ridiculous.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 2, 2012 8:10 PM (in response to Jermil05)
Apple does read these boards. I got a phone call from Trevor from Apple's Senior Specialist Group (eight seven seven - three eight eight - zero eight seven nine) last Friday as a result of my post on this board. He seemed genuineley interested and concerned about the issues. I ended up returning all three of my new iPad 3rd generation tablets due to the wifi issues adressed here . I may buy again when there's a public acknowledgement of the issue and proven solution/fix. I read somewhere that the original iPad wifi antennas are located behind the Apple logo whereas the new Ipads have the antenna located near the home button where people typically hold their tablets when they wish to read in landscape view. I agree with the previous posters regarding the routers - should have nothing to do with it but I still purchased two different routers anyway just to be sure - an Airport Extreme and a Cisco Linksys EA4500 Dual-Band N900 Router (both decent quality routers at about $175 USD each); neither helped solve the wifi issue with the iPad.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 2, 2012 9:24 PM (in response to stlsteve)
I am sad to Report that I am also experiencing issues with wifi connectivity. My new iPad drops the signal even in my bedroom, which is literally about 10 feet from the router. Same in the bathroom. Not a problem with the router and I've never had issues like this with any other electronics, including iPhone 4, laptops, nook tablet, and even ipad2. I am in fact typing this in my new iPad - about a foot from the router, where it works perfectly. It looks like I will also be returning the device.
What a disappointment. There's always something wrong... (but unfortunately this is a big one to get wrong).
Currently Being ModeratedApr 2, 2012 9:31 PM (in response to stlsteve)
I cannot replicate the problem on the two new iPads I've used (I exchanged for a screen issue).
- I get about 15 down/3 up at home about 30 feet and 3 walls away from the router.
- The same as my dad's iPad 1 sitting side by side.
- About the same as my iPhone 4.
- no reproducible signal loss or speed drop with new iPad being held with both hands wrapped around the corners in every orientation
- there is some random variability with the new iPad but I'm using a different app than the iPhone which uses a server 300 miles further from me than the iPhone's app.
- at a hotel last week I got consistent (though very slow) performance from both iPad and iPhone 4.
- at a convention center I had little problem connecting and roaming around with iPad.
- at work the signal strength seems comparable to iPhone.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 2, 2012 9:47 PM (in response to Fermi)
If the screen issue is yellow tinting, ipad today (a video podcast about ipads run by the very reputable leo laporte and sarah lane) report that it is actually glue from the manufacturing process, which will settle and disappear.
I'm glad the wifi is working for you. If you could report your router and model number or whether it is dual-band, and any other information that might enable us to track down this problem. The manufacture date of the ipad would also be useful.