Not surprisingly, Apple's iPad 2 has been a tough one to get a handle
on. They're largely still sold out everywhere, and as with the first
iPad, this new one is proving to be quite the hot commodity. But for
those who picked up the first iPad to have integrated Verizon
capabilities (the first was simply paired with an external MiFi), you
may be experiencing some problems.
According to an AllThingsD report, Apple is currently "investigating"
issues that involve connectivity problems with the Verizon iPad
whatever reason, the AT&T iPad 2 and the Wi-Fi iPad 2 seem to be
okay, with just the VZW version causing major headaches. Here's the
quote, attributed to an Apple spokesperson: "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." A Verizon representative didn't reply back with comment.
Apple's support pages are booming with people complaining about their
connectivity woes, but it's good to see the company looking into things
rather than letting it simmer. It makes you wonder, though: what does it
take to get Apple's attention to these issues? We're certain that there
are more issues than this when it comes to Apple products. Our guess is
the tie-in with Verizon; rather than having one company exposed to
complaints, now there are two. A total guess, of course, but it still
has us wondering...