The new iPad is said to be suffering from intermittent WiFi connectivity issues if Apple Discussions and an AppleCare document are to be believed. The issue seems to be affecting the Wifi only model, the 3G+WiFi model is safe due to its black antenna panel. The employees over at AppleCare have been instructed to check if the issue is due to software and rectify them, otherwise return units to engineers for an in-depth checkup. More after the break.
These are some of the discussions from the thread relating to the issue.
I am in a hotel with my laptop and new ipad3. The laptop wifi reception is as strong as it gets, but the iPad only registers a weak signal. Anyone else having similar problems? Any suggestions?
It has absolutely nothing to do with routers. I am right next to my wife, to whom I gave my iPad 1: she has full bars and I have 1-2. FYI: on Speedtest near the router I get over 10 mb downloads; 20 feet away I get .2 mb downloads. That’s ridiculous.
Same problem; same issue. Mine with University’s wifi or my home wifi (Airport Express). Original iPad maintains a strong connection right next to new iPad, which doesn’t.
The devices are to be Captured currently so that they can be sent to Apple engineers to get to the root of the issue. The affected units will be replaced. Head over to the source link to see the document and check if you are facing similar issues.
Source : 9to5 Mac