This is not one of Apple's best weeks. First, Consumer Reports ran tests that indicated the new iPad reached temperatures of 116 degrees Farenheit while running some video games, though CR said the overheating shouldn't be cause for alarm; then it was reported that more than 600,000 Mac computers, mostly of them in the United States and Canada, had been infected by the flashback trojan virus; now, Computerworld reports that complaints about iPad Wi-Fi problems continue to mount.
"Apple started selling the third-generation iPad on March 16, and gripes about its wireless performance appeared almost immediately," wrote Computerword's Gregg Keizer. "According to users, some new iPads have extreme difficulty connecting to a wireless network, staying connected, and most tellingly, locking onto a strong signal."
Numerous users, according to the magazine, reported that new iPads, when they were able to acquire a Wi-Fi signal, reported signficantly slower connection speeds than older models. An Apple technical support representative, contacted by Computerworld, recommended resetting the iPad's network settings to their factory defaults.