During a conference call March 19, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that the new "revolutionary" iPad has sold in "record" numbers and the same claim has been supported by Phillip Schiller, Apple senior vice president of worldwide marketing, who posted a statement on the same day on company's Web site, claiming that the first weekend sales produced "the strongest iPad launch yet." While the latest iPad is undeniably one of the best devices produced by the Cupertino-based company, feedback about the same is not always positive. Check out the list of issues that have been bothering the users:
1: Heating is perhaps the biggest complaint against the tablet. According to Engadget, which has cited a report from a Dutch company Tweakers.com (translated), the latest device runs ten degrees warmer than its predecessor.
Tweakers.com measured that the new iPad reached 33.6 degrees centigrade (92.5 Fahrenheit), compared to 28.3 centigrade (82.9 Fahrenheit) with the iPad 2.
2: Wi-Fi issues. While Apple was trying to handle the complaints about the device's uncomfortable heating up under certain conditions, new waves of testimonials about the tablet's WiFi connectivity problems are now making things more complicated for the company.
3: The new iPad has some wake/sleep issues with its smart cover.
The story posted by Mashable on smart covers, "which attach to the iPad's built-in magnets and are supposed to turn the tablet on automatically when you flip them open," noted that dozens of iPad users reported in the Apple forum that the smart covers of iPad 2 and other third-party companies do not work properly on the new iPad.
4: Another report indicates that the third-party dock cables, which used to work perfectly with iPad 2, create problems with the iPad 3's new power demands. The post reports that the third-party cable charged iPad 3 up to 85 per cent and stopped.
5: The new iPad takes a very long time to charge and this problem is a more acute one than that of the heating, believe experts. According to Dr Raymond Soneira of DisplayMate Technologies, the new Apple iPad keeps charging for more than two hours after it says it has a full battery. Soneira, a leading display analyst, identified this problem as an inaccurate battery-charge display algorithm.
6: The enhanced apps are eating up the storage up to three times as of the iPad's storage space thanks to the HD screen. MacWorld's review notes that while Apple's own apps ran smoothly, "several third-party apps had glitches, including unresponsive interfaces and stuttering scrolling." In his review, MG Siegler mentioned that the enhanced apps and high-definition movies will take up precious iPad storage space.
7: According to USA based warranty provider, SquareTrade, the latest Apple tablet is more fragile than the iPad 2 and shatters when dropped from shoulder height. No more reports are found to support this claim. (ibtimes.com)