Just when we thought that the new iPad couldn’t get any worse (given its laundry list of defects), hundreds of 4G LTE iPad users have complained regarding 3G reception of the new iPad and interestingly enough, the Fruit giant appears to have deleted the thread in which the increasing number of users were lodging their complaints.
AppleInsider reports :-
User “NewForce” suggested that the issue lies either in iOS 5.1 or the Qualcomm chipset Apple has utilized in the new iPad. They said they tried a number of remedies, including resetting settings and replacing the SIM card, but nothing solved the problem except for cycling the power on the iPad between 3 and 5 times each day.
Users reporting issues say that the problem is specific to the new iPad. Many posting on Apple’s website owned previous-generation 3G models and did not have the same connectivity bugs.
Apparently, resetting the settings and replacing the SIM card would do nothing to fix the problem. One user indicated that cycling the power on the iPad between three and five times each day helped. What an easy remedy!, just buy an over-priced iPad and then reset it more than 5 time and you’ll finally get it to work!.
At the moment it’s unknown that whether this is a software issue or a problem with new Qualcomm MDM9600 3G/4G wireless baseband chip. No matter what the case maybe, looks like Apple’s testing department was being too lazy to check out these problems before putting it up for sale.
Huge number of people are complaining about WiFi issues, GPS issues, 4G issues and now the 3G issue comes into play. Things aren’t looking for Apple at all and with that non-serious attitude of Apple, iOS users might consider switching to other platforms upon their next tablet purchase like Amazon’s Kindle Fire which alteast doesn’t have these stupid issues.