Farewell iPad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by HelperMonkey, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. HelperMonkey macrumors member

    Apr 14, 2010
    Farewell my friend. Were it not for the following, I likely would have kept you:

    1) Week WiFi compared to every other device I own
    2) WiFi dropping out and asking to re-input security credentials.
    3) Safari forcing a refresh of websites when there should be no need. Load up your favorite gadget blog, open three articles from the main page on separate pages, and voila, all the pages start refreshing whenever you look at them. Why???!!!!! I’ll be really curious to see if this is a hardware limitation of the low memory or is fixable with software.
    4) Youtube not working sometimes. Just odd….
    5) Not a single game changing or innovative app. I know it’s only 1.5 weeks in and there’s a whole lot more to come, but no interactive magazines? No NYTimes full issue subscriptions? Where’s the magic?

    If they can fix 1-3 with either a software or hardware update, I’ll buy another one. Number 5 is sure to be resolved sometime soon. As it stands now though, with the above problems and the little buddy occupying an odd and non-essential space between iPhone and laptop, it’s just not worth having around.

    The complete ease with which the manager waived the restocking fee makes me think I’m not alone.
  2. diabolic macrumors 68000

    Jun 13, 2007
    Austin, Texas
    You registered just to post that?

    You could have sold it for a profit, easily.
  3. msduncan macrumors 6502

    Jan 27, 2010
    Dear HelperMonkey,

    The feeling is mutual. Please don't hesitate in packing me up. I'd rather make this break as quick as possible.

    Thanks and have a nice life (not really).

  4. HelperMonkey thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 14, 2010
    :) I've actually been a member of this site for a couple of years, since the 3G came out. I couldn't find my credentials though.

    I suppose I could have sold it for a profit though. Shame on me.
  5. briankwest77 macrumors member

    Feb 26, 2010
    1. Never had this one happen at all not a single time... do you have a crappy router?
    2. Never seen this issue either... see 1.
    3. It has limited ram dude get over it. I see this as a non-issue.
    4. never had this happen either see 1 thru 3.
    5. REALLY?

  6. Csmitte macrumors 6502


    Oct 11, 2007
    Especially with the news about the international delay!
  7. HelperMonkey thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 14, 2010
    There's a 37-page thread on Apple Support with 100s of people stating the exact same WiFi problems. Router independent and unresolved by replacements. Yeah, it's just me.......

    Glad your works though. Sounds like you're happy with it.
  8. Bk-Sebastian macrumors newbie

    Apr 5, 2010
    Brooklyn, NY
    Why would you join a Mac forum just to post a negative post that doesn't even have any real merit. For one, the WiFi issue has more to do with your network and not the device. Mine has worked perfectly on my home WiFi since I bought it. "Game Changing" apps???? What did you expect? It's been 2 weeks! Plus I think Netflix and the other TV apps are game-changing.

    Lastly, why spend over $500 and not even try to sell on ebay or something? Your post makes no sense at all
  9. pooryou macrumors 65816


    Sep 28, 2007
    You're doing something wrong...

    Being able to conveniently read in portrait mode on such a nice screen is game-changing in and of itself.
  10. HelperMonkey thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 14, 2010

    True, although eBay has many many 16 gig units selling at under $600, so, after one considers tax, it's not exactly a windfall profit at the moment .
  11. GadgetX macrumors regular

    Mar 6, 2010
    I agree with you on 1-3, and I assume a software update will fix at least 1-2. If there isn't a fix in the next few weeks then I will be very disappointed and would consider getting rid of my iPad, but come on it hasn't even been 2 weeks. Don't you think you are being a little premature? Safari reloading pages is also really annoying especially when I load up a large PDF which takes a minute only to have it refresh a few minutes later. I would really like to see Apple fix this as its often times convenient to load up a page to view later when I don't have a wireless connection
  12. pooryou macrumors 65816


    Sep 28, 2007
    PROTIP: Don't read PDFs in Safari, download them into Goodreader.
  13. OneMike macrumors 603


    Oct 19, 2005
    Never had any of those issues. Includimg 3

    I don't usually open multiple windows. But at any rate still wouldn't bother me if it did
  14. HelperMonkey thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 14, 2010

    Shhhh! I'm the only one experiencing any of these problems! It's just me making stuff up. ;)

    It's definitely premature to pass judgement. Without question you're right. That being said, the window of return is up on either Friday or Saturday (not sure how they calculate the 14 days) and I wanted to get a full refund in case others started returning them in large amounts. The minute they fix it, I'll get a new one. Hopefully I won't have to wait too long for them to be in stock.
  15. AJsAWiz macrumors 68040


    Jun 28, 2007
    Mine works :D
  16. AJsAWiz macrumors 68040


    Jun 28, 2007
    Join date states April 2010
  17. splashnader macrumors 6502a


    Jul 1, 2008
    Via Satellite
    If you have a look at your routers security settings and change some settings around you might find that the wifi interruptions will cease to be a problem. That is what worked for me. I set my security to the most secure setting and then reset the password and have since had no further wifi connection dropouts. Sorry that you are not happy with your iPad. I hope it works out.
  18. BacklitFirefly macrumors 6502

    Dec 27, 2009
    Sandhills Area, North Carolina
    I'm genuinely sorry this isn't working out for you. It makes me sad to hear of people having problems with their iPads, when I love mine so much and it has no trouble at all of any kind. I really can't remember what I ever did without my iPad -- it's become such a personal part of my life.

    Sure you don't want to hang in there and wait for all the terrific apps that will be popping up left and right any minute now? Well, it will likely take developers at least a month or so now that iPad is in their hands....but there is so much potential. And software updates are on the way, too. Are you really sure you want to ditch the iPad so soon?
  19. HelperMonkey thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 14, 2010
    I really stand to gain nothing from lying that I'm a long time member. I joined 1.5 years or so ago when I got my 3G (my first Apple product) and can't find the username or email I used (it was likely a temp spam eliminating account I was using at the time).

    No need to shoot the messenger. While many folks love the iPad, there are a couple having troubles. I can't post something like this on Apple Support so I felt this was the best venue. It's not meant to be inflammatory and I didn't exactly entitle it "Don't buy an iPAD!" I just wanted a counter opinion out there, something Apple fans seem to get very upset with for some odd reason. It's not exactly critiquing them personally.

    I LOVE my 3GS. I'm not hating on the company, just voicing problems I've experienced with their latest product.
  20. GermanSuplex macrumors 6502a


    Aug 26, 2009
    I think the Time Magazine app is incredibly well done. The only thing I don't like about it is the price.
  21. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    If you were a long time member then you would know of the following (as displayed when you register):

  22. xROBERTxDAVISx macrumors regular

    Apr 11, 2010
    Aberdeen, Scotland

    K bye bye, would have taken it off you for free.
  23. Lakeland*won macrumors member

    Mar 16, 2010
    I have not had a single wifi issue. No complaints. Go Apple

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