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There were many who were almost at the edge of their seats when Apple unveiled the iPad mini and the new iPad refresh (iPad 4). Despite this, there are also a number of iPad owners who are peeved at Apple for launching the latest iPad. This is according to a new survey.
The survey was conducted by Toluna QuickSurveys. The survey firm polled 2,000 current iPad owners. 45% of these owners were annoyed Apple announced the iPad 4 too soon, when the iPad 3 (new iPad) was only launched this year in March.
Sadly, Toluna QuickSurveys failed to include in their survey the reason why current iPad owners are annoyed at the iPad 4. However, it seems the common consensus is that owners feel their iPad is now obsolete less than a year after it was launched.
The refresh of the new iPad sports the Lightning connector just like the iPhone 5 and supports EE’s 1800MHz 4G spectrum. It also packs the A6X processor. Apple claims that the chip is two times faster compared to the older iPad, which makes it the most powerful iOS device in the market.
Other specs include a 9.7-inch retina display with a resolution of 1536×2048 pixels, a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, and a 1.2-megapixel HD front-facing camera, which is more powerful compared to the previous 0.3-megapixle secondary camera.
Although the survey revealed that current iPad owners are peeved at the iPad 4, it does reveal that the iPad mini has been received more positively.
According to the survey, 14% are sure to get their hands on the device while 32% say that they would probably buy the device, which means that 46% are interested in getting the smaller iPad. 21% say they would get it as a gift.
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Apple’s new iPad (successor of the iPad 2) could have issues regarding 3G connectivity, adding to the list of issues plaguing the new iOS-powered slate. This is according to reports from owners of the tablet.
Currently, the new iPad is the hottest selling device in the market. However, this doesn’t mean that the third-generation iPad doesn’t come with issues. In fact, its users have reported a number of issues on various forums.
Initially, users complained of the new iPad overheating. Overheating issues is not new to Apple. There were several reports of the iPhone 4 exploding or overheating. Soon after, there were reports of the new iPad saying that it was fully charged, only to find out that it was only fully charged two hours after. Apple says that this is an iOS feature that preserves battery life. After the new iPad’s charging issues, there were reports of the tablet’s Wi-Fi issues, which the Cupertino firm typically denied, blaming its customers for holding it wrong. Now, it’s the tablet’s 3G connectivity that is under fire.
On the Apple Support Community forums, an increasing number of new iPad users are complaining about problems with new iPad’s 3G connectivity. The Apple Insider reports that the issue is said to affect international users, but not as widespread in the US. Furthermore, the problem only seems to happen once users reset their iPads.
Apple is yet to comment on these reports, but, once they do, do not expect an apology. We’re expecting another denial or blaming its customers on the way they use the device.
According to FT (Financial Times), the UK’s ASA (Advertising Standards Authority) could place Apple under investigation over its new iPad’s 4G claims. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) took Apple to court for the same issue, which forced the Cupertino firm to offer refunds to Australians who purchased the 4G version of the tablet.
Apparently, ASA received 24 complaints from customers who claim to be victims of false advertising. They find Apple’s new iPad 4G labeling misleading, since the UK still does not offer 4G LTE internet. FT’s anonymous source from one of the top network operators in the UK says, “It was an issue as marketing materials had references to Wi-Fi and 4G. We asked them to change it and pushed back relatively hard on the 4G stuff. They normally tell us what to say and when, which is fine as they know their business, but suddenly they talk about the network and it went all wrong. The 4G references are going.
Even if 4G networks were to push through in the UK, the iPad 2’s successor still would not be able to make use of the available 4G spectrum bands, since it’s the wrong kind.
Do you think Apple is misleading customers with the new iPad’s 4G claims? Give us your thoughts.