Media event set for September 9, launch likely ~10 days later.
Apple Investigating Verizon iPad 3G Connectivity Issue
Apple is investigating an issue that seems to be affecting Verizon 3G iPad 2 owners.
The Apple Support Discussion boards list five pages discussing the problem. Wi-Fi functions work well enough, but 3G connections either take several minutes or never occur at all. While there's no clear evidence that all Verizon iPad 2 users face the same problem, the complaints coming in from those affected are very similar. When the Verizon iPad 2's 3G function is deactivated, it will not reactivate or connect without a reboot. Switching the device in and out airplane mode has no effect.Apple issued a statement to All Things D about the issue and write "We are aware that a small number of iPad 2 customers have experienced connectivity issues with the Verizon 3G network and we are investigating it."