So should the 3G version have better Wifi Reception?

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  1. Jarmel macrumors member

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    I've heard this rumor multiple times and was curious if this was true and why.
     
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    Not sure how you expect anyone to know whether it's true or not. Check back in 10 days.
     
  3. Soulcrux macrumors 6502

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    Supposedly

    The reason is: The WiFi iPad receives it's signal through the little rubber Apple on the back. While it works, the area is quite small. The 3G iPad has a plastic bar for which signals to come through. While this is done mainly for the 3G antenna, it will also allow for a larger surface through which to receive WiFi signal.
     
  4. riyadc macrumors member

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    The plastic strip for the 3G antenna should make wifi reception better, but noone can be sure till it's out.
     
  5. Jarmel thread starter macrumors member

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    I figured as much but was just confirming. Would this have a great impact on the reception(generally since the device is obviously not out yet)?
     
  6. otis123 macrumors 6502a

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    I haven't had the wifi problems everyone one is talking about with my iPad, then again I do have an 802.11n airport extreme.
     
  7. Smoothie97 macrumors member

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    But won't use of any silicon case or even the official Apple iPad case hinder 3G reception? I've got the Apple iPad case and love it. But I don't want it to affect my 3G reception.
     
  8. Soulcrux macrumors 6502

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    Like i said, it should have some visible improvements. The iPad already has great reception (when it isn't a faulty model) and I assume the black bar should improve it by at least 20%
     
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    Man what a Gong Show thread.
     
  10. Soulcrux macrumors 6502

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    No, because silcon/microfiber does not reflect waves. Think about it this way=your router still works even though its in the other room, because the signal can pass easily through wood/sheetrock/plaster.

    This should have no perceivable hinderance on the reception
     
  11. Goldfrapp macrumors 601

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    Latex, to be exact.

    Don't worry, the signal penetration's gonna be silky smooth.
     

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