iPad Owners Already Reporting Problems

The Apple iPad only came out on Saturday and already owners are reporting flaws with the new tablet-style device.

According to Internet reports, these are just some of the downsides:

  • Weak Wi-Fi signals — Fluctuating signals vary by device, but remain strong on iPhones and MacBooks in the same location.
  • Apps crash unexpectedly — A number of apps have failed to remain operational and close without any warning. Others don’t load and need to be uninstalled and reinstalled before they can function.
  • Charging issues — The iPad doesn’t charge when turned on, and must be shut down completely in some cases to begin the charging process.
  • Keyboard glitches — Using the on screen keyboard has yielded some unresponsive keys when used quickly, while other keys lag slowly behind.
  • Syncing issues — Some users have said they have waited up to five hours to sync their iPad with their iTunes library. Others have said the iPad freezes when attempting to be synced.
  • Lack of Canadian access to content — Licensing issues may end up causing headaches for Canadian consumers when the iPad comes north of the border at the end of April. A large selection of apps are U.S.-only and include video, music and TV content that hasn’t yet been licensed for broadcast in the country.

Originally to be discussed earlier this week, iTVWinnipeg.com will hold an iPad round table today to discuss the device with other local technology experts to explain what it means to us in Winnipeg.

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