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Problems with the new iPad

Apple's third-generation tablet is great, but some are experiencing problems

The new iPad is hot property in the tech world. It comes with better apps, improved battery life and new 'retina' display. However, it's not been the dream launch that Apple was hoping for - many users are having problems with the new iPad. See also: New iPad review.

New iPad has overheating problems

Some of you may remember that a while ago there were reports of Apple products overheating so much that they caught fire. (See iPhone fires: what you need to know). There haven't been any reports of the new iPads catching fire yet, but users are already complaining about the tablets getting so hot they display a temperature warning and temporarily stop working. Visit iPad 4 release date, specs and rumour round-up.new iPad problems

Apple’s specification sheet says the iPad can operate in temperatures between 0° to 35° C. Its Non-operating temperature is -20° to 45° C.

It’s possible that the cause of the problem is the iPad’s improved specifications. A larger battery, faster, and larger, processor and high resolution screen could all contribute to heat. We’ve contacted Apple for its response to the issue but not had a reply yet.

Technology website The Next Web have featured a picture of what happens when your iPad overheats.


New iPad owners complain about Wi-Fi issues

Many users have taken to Apple's support pages to voice their Wi-Fi related woes with the iOS tablet. The news comes shortly after iPad users complained about the device overheating. The new iPad hasn't been on sale for a week yet.

Complaints about the Wi-Fi on the iPad include it having weak signal, poor range and dropping the connection. Many of the users on the forum say that other Apple products like the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 do not have the same problems in the same situation.

Sully 2003 said: "Will not hold Wi-FI for more than a few minutes. Two MacBooks and iPhone working fine from same router. Ready to return iPad!"

Hitcheak said: "My shiny new iPad only works if I sit within six feet of my router. Tried two routers and it's the same. I sold my iPad 1. How I wish I could have it back. This one is no more use than a desktop with an Ethernet connection."

We've contacted Apple asking for a response to this development. Apple has responded to the overheating problem with a statement sent to cnet.

The firm said, "The new iPad delivers a stunning retina display, A5X chip, support for 4G LTE plus 10 hours of battery life, all while operating well within our thermal specifications. If customers have any concerns, they should contact AppleCare."

We've got numerous new iPads floating around in the PC Advisor office and have experienced no Wi-Fi problems and no worryingly hot temperatures.


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