Posted by Mary Ann Neder | May 11, 2010 | 0
Days after the Wi-Fi only iPad came out, some owners experienced connectivity issues that involved loss of signal, lost passwords and dropped connections, just to name a few. According to Cult of Mac, “Apple tech support has promised a patch for a very small number of beleaguered iPad owners.”
Posted by Mary Ann Neder | Apr 20, 2010 | 0
Princeton and George Washington Universities are among a few of the higher learning institutions who have experienced network problems as a result of the surge of iPad Wi-Fi use around the campus. Though both schools faced unrelated issues with the iPad, they have restricted the device from accessing the school’s networks.
Posted by Mary Ann Neder | Apr 14, 2010 | 0
No Wi-Fi clearance, means no iPads into Israel. Not yet, anyways. Customs agents are being instructed to prevent iPads from entering Israel because the communications ministry has not given the iPad the Wi-Fi clearance it needs to operate in country. The ruling comes although the chip residing inside the iPad has already been in use in a number of Israel’s approved devices.
Posted by Mary Ann Neder | Mar 13, 2010 | 0
Both versions of the the iPad, Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + 3G, have appeared on the FCC’s (Federal Communications Commission) website. Although the user manual, external photos, and other materials are still being withheld at Apple’s request, there are several small discoveries to be made. Both models of the iPad have two Wi-Fi antennas, one that is shared with Bluetooth, and one that is not. These antennas cannot transmit simultaneously, are “fed with different power levels,” and are located in different places within the casing. Exact reason for the dual antenna configuration was not provided but it appears to be for reception diversity, allowing the iPad to decide which antenna is working better and switch between them, opting for the higher power version when needed.
Posted by Jake Wright | Mar 10, 2010 | 0
As most already know, the Apple iPad has an exclusive contract with AT&T for their 3G service but Verizon does not seem to mind much and is seizing on the opportunity according to a leaked Verizon memo. According to this memo first leaked on Engadget Verizon sees the launch of the Wi-Fi enabled iPad as an opportunity to sign customers up for a MiFi device and its attendant Verizon data plan. The memo includes talking points for Verizon sales representatives intended to make sure potential customers are aware that the Wi-Fi version of the iPad is not exclusive to AT&T, and that customers will need to pay more for the 3G-enabled version of the iPad. The memo also takes a shot at AT&T, noting, “Why pay more for the 3G version and get 3G service on an overloaded network with limited coverage?”