Any Guess if the WiFi problem was Addressed w/the 3G Model?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by GoHack, Apr 28, 2010.

  1. GoHack macrumors member

    May 7, 2009
    Palmdale, CA
    Any guess if Apple would have addressed the WiFi problem, or had the time to do so, w/the 3G iPad model, if there is a problem?

    I read someplace, that it may be a quality control issue w/the proper positioning of the antenna inside.

  2. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    I doubt its a QC issue or it would be more random. Regardless no way to know if the 3G behaves better until its released.
  3. Streethawk macrumors 6502

    Feb 25, 2010
    Manchester, UK
    I'm hoping the black plastic (if it is plastic) section for the 3G antenna also houses the WiFi one (or they're shared?), hopefully that will improve the signal. I dont recall where the antenna was in the tear down photos.
  4. shady825 macrumors 68000


    Oct 8, 2008
    Area 51
    I'd be willing to guess the problem is already fixed on newer wifi models (or im just lucky)
    My iPad pick picks up 10 times more signals than my iPhone 3G does. Haven't dropped the connection once either.. Signal is always at full strength to.
  5. ScubaCinci macrumors 65816


    Jul 11, 2008
    Cincinnati OH
    Doubtful, it's a software, not hardware issue.
  6. WLS macrumors 65816

    Jul 10, 2008
    That's why it would be more likely to be fixed. It's gonna have an upgraded version of the OS for no other reason than it has the 3G hardware that must have software support from the OS. A small adjustment to the WIFI programming ( such as forcing DHCP renewal on waking from sleep) would be easy to do and allow then to test it via the 3G model then a full blown bug fix/ firmware upgrade could be released at a later date.

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