More User Complaints Pepper Apple’s New iPad

The new iPad isn’t even a week old yet and already it has seen its fair share of somewhat serious complaints.

After Tuesday’s commentary from Consumer Reports showing that the new iPad is capable of reaching temperatures of 116 degrees during intense gameplay, on Wednesday another complaint joined overheating as a chief concern associated with the third-generation iPad.

As it turns out, many users are having problems receiving a strong Wi-Fi signal. Comments posted in Apple Support Communities suggest that weak reception is prompting some to return their iPads.

“ipad2 has twice the wifi range with the same settings as the ipad3. The screens nice but I may return mine if this is the way they all are,” one new iPad buyer wrote.

“Will not hold WIFI for more than a few minutes. Two MacBooks and iPhone working fine from same router. Ready to return iPad!!!!!” another vented, obviously frustrated.

Two years ago, however, Apple experienced a wave of similar complaints about the first-gen iPad not receiving a strong Wi-Fi signal. Apple ultimately remedied the problem with a software update. Although we don’t yet know the extent of this latest problem, it’s likely Apple could serve up a similar fix if the need to do so arises.

Have you had any problems with your new iPad? If so, please share your experience below.