It has been learnt that Apple may recalled Verizon iPad 2 units due to 3G connectivity issues that were previously reported with 3G Verizon iPad 2 units. The issue arose when many users were complaining of signals dropping on 3G Verizon iPad 2 units.
Apple announced the iPad 2 back in March. Shipment began on March 11 in the U.S. and since then, the iPad 2 has been much loved by everyone around the world, so much so that Alaska Airlines has replaced in-flight cockpit manuals with iPads.
Reports indicate that Apple has directed FedEx to return packages of 3G Verizon iPad 2 units, as the issue is particularly prominent in those units that were bought online. However, not all shipments done till date have this issue. Only some of the units are said to have this signal dropping issue.
We don’t know for sure as to what compensation will be offered to those who have received their units and are suffering from this issue. Currently, it looks like that those who have ordered their 3G Verizon iPad 2 online, have been waiting longer than the estimated 2 week delivery time, allegedly because of this recall, and the units that were shipped out, have already been recalled by Apple.
It is possible that many customers will receive refunds and replacements will be done as well. This issue has not been reported by AT&T 3G iPad 2 owners and WiFi devices are obviously not going to face this issue.
We’ll update more on this matter, as it develops. Stay tuned.