9 Replies Latest reply: Jun 12, 2012 12:33 PM by D.Z
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I am planning to get an ipad 3rd generation and I have been hearing about issues like overheating, long battery charging duration (almost not charging if used while plugged in), and a less coverage range for the wireless conenectivity as compared to ipad 2.


    • Are these issues significant enough to stop me from getting one? (especially battery & wireless issues)
    • Shall I get ipad now or shall I wait till apple addresses these issues?
    • I heard there is a possibility of total refund by apple within a certain amount of time in case I'm not satisfied about the product. Is that true? Can I get a refund at apple's service center in Dubai, UAE?

Solved by Texas Mac Man on Jun 10, 2012 7:17 AM Solved

The issues you describe have affected only a very small number of iPads. If you get an iPad with a major issue, you can return it within 14 days for a full refund. You get a 1 year warranty on both the iPad 2 & iPad 3.


What are all the differences between the iPad 3rd Gen and the iPad 2? Is the iPad 2 worth the cost savings?

http://everymac.com/systems/apple/ipad/ipad-faq/differences-between-ipad-3rd-gen -2012-ipad-2-2011.html


What are all the differences between the iPad 3rd Gen models? Which should I buy?

http://everymac.com/systems/apple/ipad/ipad-faq/differences-between-ipad-3rd-gen -early-2012-models.html


Should I Buy a New iPad? Or an iPad 2?



iPad 3 vs iPad 2 vs iPad 1- Feature comparisons with iOS 5



iPad Q&A

http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/ipad/ipad-faq/differences-between-ipad-3rd -gen-early-2012-models.html


A Few Questions (and Answers) About the New iPad

http://pogue.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/15/a-few-questions-and-answers-about-the-   new-ipad/?ref=personaltechemail&nl=technology&emc=edit_ct_20120315


New iPad: A Polishing of the Old

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/15/technology/personaltech/the-new-ipad-is-much-t he-same-only-better.html?nl=technology&emc=edit_ct_20120315


iPad 1, 2 and New Specifications



How much content will fit on my iPod or iPhone?



If you think you may get an iPad 2:


Refurbished iPad Prices



New 16GB iPad 2 Prices



 Cheers, Tom

Reply by alanfromnewtownards on Jun 10, 2012 8:21 AM Helpful

Further to TMM. There is no point in purchasing a device with the lose idea of returning it for a refund within 14 days. Have you experimented with a friend's iPad or even one on display in an Apple store? If you even Google 'Apple iPad tutorials' you might get some further enlightenment.


I recommend the 32gb model at the very least.

Reply by D.Z on Jun 10, 2012 8:31 AM Helpful

These problems aren't enough from stopping a person get the new iPad because it does not exactly OVERHEAT. It just heats up a bit more but won't cause any issues. Charging may be an issue but not an issue to stop you getting an iPad.


Look at the bright side


5 mp cam

Retina display



By the way I got my iPad from Dubai, UAE at the Dubai mall. And gave me international warranty.

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