General Chat Thread, iPad 2 stock in General; I ordered an iPad 2, but then cancelled it 24 hours later after I became somewhat alarmed by widespread reports ...
30th March 2011, 06:36 PM #16
I ordered an iPad 2, but then cancelled it 24 hours later after I became somewhat alarmed by widespread reports of wifi connectivity loss & screen 'bleed' issues.
I still intend buying one once I am satisfied that these issues are resolved. I think I would rather wait than get involved in beta-testing products for Apple.
30th March 2011, 10:53 PM #17
Have been using mine since 6pm on Friday, at least 5 hours each day for music, internet/email, games, camera/video recording, video call, drawing, (even did my census info on it! lol) and using it now to type this.
It hasn't lost wifi connection once, and certainly no screen-bleed (yet), certainly don't think it's a 'beta test' scenario, just that with the amount of iPad2's out there already there are bound to be some faulty units just like any other product!
30th March 2011, 11:49 PM #18
Glad to hear your iPad2 is in good order....
I think the wireless success may be related to what sort of router you have, some users report that disabling n support resolves the wireless issue, at least in the short term until Apple come up with a fix.
The screen bleed issue is more problematic, enough users have reported the problem to make me a bit wary, especially when some users in the USA have reported replacing their iPad2s three or four times & still having problems. The bleed seems most evident when watching films or viewing screens with a dark background.
If I could walk into a store, take one out of the box & check it before buying I would probably still buy one but nobody has them in stock now. At the moment I don't fancy the potential hassle of mail order returns if I got a bad one sent to me.
31st March 2011, 11:16 AM #19
grr my ipad was due to be delivered on Monday, its been bumped back a week
31st March 2011, 10:20 PM #20
after a mighty battle with Apples dodgy reservation server -
I hope.... lol
1st April 2011, 10:19 AM #21
Piece of advice, especially for the black model, get yourself a case/smart cover. Doesn't have to be the Apple one (although I have it and it is rather good) but just something to cover the screen when you are not using it, it attracts SO much dust and fingerprint marks. You can see them when you are using the pad, but when it's off it doesn't look very nice covered in swipe marks and dusty flecks......
5th April 2011, 01:19 AM #22
had to queue in bristol currys for a good few hours.
mate of mine got 2 from Newcastle Airport for less than RRP (not sure why) they had a lot of stock in release day.
So far just been playing Angry Birds Rio
5th April 2011, 03:16 PM #23
Well, my iPad2 is going back Saturday!
dead pixels and massive backlight bleed
5th April 2011, 04:47 PM #24
Oh no! That sucks CHR1S Hopefully they will ship you another one
5th April 2011, 05:05 PM #25
Im off to the Apple store for a Genius Bar appointment so the apple Genius can get me one out to test before I leave.
6th April 2011, 10:02 AM #26
I'd use the word Genius with a pinch of salt
6th April 2011, 10:54 AM #27
I was lol
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