|Posted by Bill Busters Consulting on March 25, 2012 at 10:40 PM|
An $829 price marks the cost for the new IPad with 4G, WI-FI and a 64GB SSD. You would think all the bugs were worked out and that the product wouldn’t be rushed to production but there seem to be more here than meets the eye. Don’t trade in your old IPads until you read more on the first Macintosh product released since the loss of their founder.
As of now, there are three main problems that have been reported. The first being a heat issue either caused by the battery or the video card. The second is the 4G LTE data bandwidth cap. And the next issue plays off the last one which may get expensive. The third is a WI-FI connection problem which causes a lack of ability to connect to even close unsecured wireless connections.
The heat problem seems to come from the processor in the lower left corner and has been seen at temperatures as high as 116° by Consumer Reports during game play. “Heatgate” as the issue is appropriately called is just the beginning of challenges to have arisen in the first week of sales.
Of the several issues that have arisen since its release, the one we see as the biggest issue is the 4G connection on the LTE system. The bandwidth caps from providers vary but what happens when you hit it doesn't. After you reach your limit, you’ll receive a charge from your provider for every Gigabyte or Megabyte you download.
The WI-FI issue may be able to be resolved but we believe this could have been done before the release by Apple. It’s reported that https://discussions.apple.com/message/17901528#17901528" target="_blank">“wifi only works when i'm within 6 ft of my router.” These are big hurdles for newest addition to your local Mac store to jump but the Fan-Addicts will take a bite out of any Apple. Whether the new IPad is a poisoned fruit or an Apple pie is yet to be seen. This can only be determined over time and trial. For now the only one of the 4G wireless companies that can keep up with its heavy consumption is CLEAR.
CLEAR has Unlimited 4G service for $50/mo. for a Hotspot, USB or Home device. Contact us for more information and to see if you qualify for the 4G Revolution. For the price, you can even afford the service even if you don’t always get signal. Bring an end to “Antennagate” 2012.
With the death of Steve Jobs (1955-2011) less than a year ago, Apple has made a hard push to release the new IPad HD or IPad 3. The IPad may be a HOT item this year but we'll wait for it to cool down before we think about getting on the bandwagon. Apple has competition chomping at the bit when it comes to the improvements over the rest of the market but the problems may give them hope coming into the holiday season. We see a new and improved IPad hitting the market within the year to combat the current problems being discovered by the end user and not in testing. We hope Apple take more care when designing and testing their future devices so they can minimize the aggravation and burden on the customer to correct patchable software. Increased heat is something all handheld computer processors from when they are under heavy load. We haven’t been able to find if the Intel or AMD processor is more prone to overheating but this product is still in its infancy. The only cure for the 4G bandwidth issue is to stop using it for streaming video unless you have a WI-FI connection. This will minimize your 4G usage from your carrier and maximize the money in your wallet. We hope this information will help anyone interested in the new IPad and give them a heads up on what they may face if they do or did decide to get one.