Apple Investigating Verizon iPad 3G Connectivity Issue

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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."

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koobcamuk Avatar
171 months ago


Thi isn't a big deal. It's probably a minor software bug. We'll see it fixed in a software update. We saw stuff like this on the wifi iPad when 4.0 was in developer beta.

I'd actually say that it is a big deal. My iPhone 3G and iPhone 4 never got good connections; I would often miss SMS (for days) or not be able to get net access. Wireless connectivity should come first and foremost for a phone or wireless device.
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ten-oak-druid Avatar
171 months ago
Hopefully not a hardware issue like the AT&T iPhone 4.

That was overblown.
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Smoothness Avatar
171 months ago
Not a big deal? Tell that to the people who have been dealing with this issue for weeks now.
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Full of Win Avatar
171 months ago
You bought it wrong.

- Steve

Sent from my Motorola Xoom
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HiVolt Avatar
171 months ago
You're just holding it wrong.

Steve

Sent from my iPhone
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Kentochan Avatar
171 months ago
Hopefully not a hardware issue like the AT&T iPhone 4.
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