iPad Anyone else pick up a defective iPad Air?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by aidancbrady, Nov 1, 2013.

  1. aidancbrady macrumors newbie

    aidancbrady

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    Got myself a brand new black 16 GB iPad Air today, been looking forward to this day for quite some time :)

    Sadly, that :) turned into a :( once I actually started using it.

    First of all, overall performance is spectacular compared to my iPhone and other iOS devices. They aren't joking around with that A7 processor.

    I experienced something that seemed like a crash when I was originally setting up the iPad - when I was selecting my language, the screen went black and then to the Apple logo. Everything seemed normal from there on out though, until I started playing around with Mail and noticed the accelerometer was screwed up, and couldn't get it to work without restarting the iPad.

    After downloading a good selection of apps, I started really putting it to use - browsing safari, pulling up a good 10 apps and keeping them running in the background, etc. Anyway, a grey overlay started to sweep across the screen from the left, and then a blue screen appeared for a split second followed by blackness. I thought this may just be due to all the apps I had open and running, so I cleared out my list of running apps and restarted the device. After this, just by browsing the MacRumors forums, I experienced three consecutive crashes in about 5 minutes, each the exact same process - grey overlay, blue, black. After these crashes the device would always immediately restart.

    One other thing to note - the battery seems to be completely screwed up. The percentage bar never goes up (kept it charging for 3 hours, nothing changed), and it still seems to drain even when plugged in (went from 82% to 75% while still plugged in). Note that the percentage never actually "changed" visibly, it would only display different results immediately after I restarted it.

    This seems like a whole ton of problems to experience in the first few hours of using this device, and I'm going to go and return it tomorrow and attempt to exchange for a different device. My question is simply whether or not any of you have experienced any of these issues; it sure is frustrating to have to take back the device you got one day before.
     
  2. ant1298 macrumors 6502

    ant1298

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    No problems so far. Seems like you picked up a dud. Return it :)

    Interesting issues though :) hope it works out for you.
     
  3. inselstudent macrumors 6502a

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    Have u reinstalled the latest version of iOS? Maybe something went wrong during the installation.
     
  4. Resqu2 macrumors 6502a

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    I got one then talked Mom into one, both are flawless, just exchange it and you should be ok, weird problems for sure.
     
  5. Rogifan macrumors P6

    Rogifan

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    No problems for me other than iCloud restore which took forever. But the device itself works great. Loving it! :)
     
  6. Tikatika macrumors 6502

    Tikatika

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    I have no battery problems, love that it charges while in use, and love that it generates little heat. Perfect screen also.

    But, like OP, I am having app crashing issues all over the place. Don't know if it's a hardware or iOS 7 problem, or a combination of both.

    Returning mine and will not replace it. My iPad 3 and iPad Mini are both flawless and still on iOS 6.1.
     
  7. AppleRobert macrumors 603

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    I tried opening multiple tabs last night just to see how many I can do without a site refreshing when I went back to it. What you describe, I saw it using Chrome, not Safari and it did not cause a crash. I do not ever open that many tabs, maybe three at most. If it doesn't happen again with what I do in using Safari, I'm OK with it.
     

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