Top 10 iPad 2 Bugs, Problems and Complaints

Millions of iPad 2 units are already in the hands of consumers, and Apple's tablet is set to launch in several additional countries starting tomorrow. As with any product, sometimes users face manufacturing issues or other problems.

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For the most part, the iPad 2 has received outstanding reviews and demand continues to exceed supply across the country. Some unlucky users have experienced problems, although Apple is quick to respond thanks to the Apple Care warranty included with iPad 2 purchase.

Here's a list of the top 10 bugs, problems and complaints surrounding the iPad 2 since launch:

1. Canceled orders. Apple spontaneously emailed many iPad 2 buyers to let them know a glitch in their system resulted in canceled orders. For those who had a shipping date 2-3 days out and are now facing 3-4 weeks before getting an iPad 2 this is a major bummer. Thankfully, most of the kinks in the system are probably worked out by now.

2. Backlight bleeding. Some iPad 2 displays have light leaks around the edge, or light patches in other places on the screen. These light leaks are not normal and are most obvious when viewing a dark image. You can check your iPad 2 display for defects including light leaks and dead pixels before contacting the Apple Genius Bar for an inspection.

3. Yellowing on screen. Discoloration has also been seen on some iPad 2 displays. Typically this disappears in a few days of use as bonding glue dries after production. Normally devices are not shipped so quickly after manufacturing, so the glue dries before you receive the iPad. Similar problems were seen on the iPhone 4 last year.

4. Wi-Fi issues. Similar to the connection problems experienced by original iPad owners last year, some iPad 2 owners are having problems staying connected to Wi-Fi networks. Firmware updates fixed the issue for most original iPad owners. Unfortunately, iPad 2 units that have dropped Wi-Fi connections already have the latest iOS firmware version 4.3 installed.

5. FaceTime freezing. Apple's video chat software reportedly is prone to freezing up. iPad 2 owners have experienced the app working properly, but then later not taking live video until the iPad is rebooted. An image of the last frame appears frozen in the app when this bug hits.

6. Microphone distortion. There are microphone sound quality differences between iPad 2 models. The 3G + Wi-Fi models feature a mic opening in plastic, while on Wi-Fi only models the mic is surrounded by aluminum. This has been shown to negatively affect sound quality on the 3G-enabled iPad 2.

7. Speaker quirks. A new speaker grille made its way onto the iPad 2, but audio quality is unchanged from the original iPad. Some have complained that the volume is lower, but keep in mind the new speaker design faces slightly backward, not just down. In any case, sometimes the iPad 2 doesn't register when headphones are removed and pipe sound to the speaker. Plugging them back in and unplugging again might help, but if the problem persists see Apple.

8. Mysterious heat. The iPad 2 is a computer, and heavy processing such as video gaming will produce heat in the circuitry and battery. Some warmth is normal, but an excessive amount could indicate a visit to Apple is in order. Thanks to its slimmer design and faster processor, some who have compared the iPad 2 to the original iPad have noted an increase in heat on the new tablet.

9. Poor quality camera. Sure, the front facing camera is expected to be low resolution for FaceTime. But the iPad 2 has a main camera that pales in comparison to current smartphone cameras. Sure it records HD video at 720p, but it snaps still photos at only 960 x 720 resolution. This clocks in at under one megapixel.

10. No improvement in screen resolution. Those looking for a Retina display or any improvement in the clarity of the iPad screen will be disappointed. The iPad 2 sports the exact same resolution as the original iPad.

If you're in the market for an iPad 2, be aware of these concerns now that the initial US launch is complete. As manufacturing problems are corrected less defects should arise. Rest assured that a visit to the Apple Store will resolve any warranty-related issues. For the rest, we'll have to look forward to new specs on the next generation iPad 3.

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Add another major complaint - it has a problem with streaming video on some sights, there is definitely a problem

Add another major complaint - it has a problem with streaming video on some sights, there is definitely a problem with Apple Quicktime and it's inability to connect to VPN (which I believe is a software problem with IOS 4.3)

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"Unfortunately, it seems many who have dropped Wi-Fi connections on the iPad 2 have already installed the latest i

"Unfortunately, it seems many who have dropped Wi-Fi connections on the iPad 2 have already installed the latest iOS firmware version 4.3"

Really? I thought iPad 2 came with iOS 4.3 preinstalled (required).

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Here's something they may help with the back light bleeding, it improved mine by 95% to the point i can hardly see

Here's something they may help with the back light bleeding, it improved mine by 95% to the point i can hardly see it any more. #1 Remove the ipad smart cover the magnets could be causing the problem & go back to a case that really protects the whole ipad & 2nd decrease the brightness on your ipad. When i did these 2 things the very next day i saw a huge difference. Other than the back light i have no complaints, everything works great.

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Fred Straker, Are you paid by Google or Microsoft to right incorrect and negative article. We are class of

Fred Straker,

Are you paid by Google or Microsoft to right incorrect and negative article.

We are class of 30 students here. We all got ipad 2, we are not facing any problem so far.

May be your ipad is broken, call apple care for replacement.

Roger

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If you're students, how comes you can't spell 'write' - not been using the dodgy Apple spellchecker, have you?

If you're students, how comes you can't spell 'write' - not been using the dodgy Apple spellchecker, have you?

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I tried it today the camera is sooo bad. turned me off buying one for sure :(

I tried it today the camera is sooo bad. turned me off buying one for sure :(

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Sorry, the iPad is a computer, not a camera, Cannon and Nikon make nice cameras. I find that the iPad is also a ve

Sorry, the iPad is a computer, not a camera, Cannon and Nikon make nice cameras. I find that the iPad is also a very poor bicycle

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No kidding it's not a bike or a refrigerator. The fact that the iPad has a camera that is worse than the iPhone is

No kidding it's not a bike or a refrigerator. The fact that the iPad has a camera that is worse than the iPhone is ridiculous. The camera should be as least as good if not better is the point.

Oh and guess what, it has a camera so you know what... It really is a camera.

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well... whoever is the genius who stated.. that it is not a bicycle... have you tried riding you ipad2? may

well... whoever is the genius who stated..

that it is not a bicycle... have you tried riding you ipad2?

maybe it'll surprise you hahaha.. :P

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It may not be a bicycle but it sure works well as a MAGIC CARPET. Anyone else tried standing on one? Weeeeee

It may not be a bicycle but it sure works well as a MAGIC CARPET.

Anyone else tried standing on one?

Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. ;)

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I'm also having an issue with the audio not working on any 3rd party apps. The genius bar told me to restore my iP

I'm also having an issue with the audio not working on any 3rd party apps. The genius bar told me to restore my iPad and this has not resolved the issue. So no audio for me I guess!

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This happens in 3rd party apps if you have the lock button set to lock rotation. The 3rd party apps don't seem to

This happens in 3rd party apps if you have the lock button set to lock rotation. The 3rd party apps don't seem to know that the settings have been changed, just that the lock is on (mute). Switch the lock on and change the setting.

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I've noticed something with my iPad 2 (32GB wi-fi) that I've not seen posted anywhere...wondering if it's a proble

I've noticed something with my iPad 2 (32GB wi-fi) that I've not seen posted anywhere...wondering if it's a problem. Both display units at the local Best Buy and the unit at the local Future Shop display this issue as well. There is a strip around the unit...between the glass and the aluminum back (white on the white model, black on the black)...a seal? maybe. In areas around the unit it is not tightly bonded to the glass and I can move it with my finger. This was very noticeable on the one display unit and there was dust/ dirt particles embedded between the strip and the screen. Best Buy didn't offer any explanations, but I will soon check this out at an Apple store. Anyone else notice this? Is this an issue?

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Hmm one more thing to add poor 3G reception. I had my iPhone 3GS on and iPad2 on at the train all same network. iP

Hmm one more thing to add poor 3G reception. I had my iPhone 3GS on and iPad2 on at the train all same network. iPhone was still showing some reception but iPad no :(. I thought it should have been better then the phone? Shame not impressed!

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Same problem here. I am with the three network in UK. Have both iphone4 and IPad2. Most of the time IPad2 doesn't

Same problem here. I am with the three network in UK. Have both iphone4 and IPad2. Most of the time IPad2 doesn't show reception while being held. This is in a stationary position at home! Both devices next to each other. Similar problem to iphone4 which improved after it was put in a cover. I haven't even tried outdoors due to consistent no signal being picked up. Will let apple store know soon.

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Lol apple strikes again! fools will still buy this joke of a device.

Lol apple strikes again! fools will still buy this joke of a device.

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It surprises me how many fools will read an article and post something acting like they don't even care. You are

It surprises me how many fools will read an article and post something acting like they don't even care. You are truly a winner.

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Maybe the iPad2 will re-educate the understanding of English! It's so disturbing to see: "Put on YOU shoes."

Maybe the iPad2 will re-educate the understanding of English!
It's so disturbing to see:
"Put on YOU shoes."
When 'YOUR' should be used!
And, "Are those YOU shoes?"
When "Are those YOUR shoes?" Is meant!

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After inputting a certain amount of contacts on the ipad2 all contacts disappear.

After inputting a certain amount of contacts on the ipad2 all contacts disappear.

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I have the same problem. Anyone can help?

I have the same problem. Anyone can help?

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In my case the videos and mp3 files disappeared and I had to sync again That happened three times. Two days ag

In my case the videos and mp3 files disappeared and I had to sync again
That happened three times.

Two days ago it happened with my photos, they suddenly disappeared
The front camera is also freezing

I'm going to an Apple repair center today.

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Same problem happened to me. Apple told me to "restore" my IPAD through itunes to fix the problem. I then added

Same problem happened to me. Apple told me to "restore" my IPAD through itunes to fix the problem. I then added my contacts from a personal email account. But. today, I just lost my contacts again. They disappeared when I added a new contact.

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Same situation: all contacts lost & restore did not help. Anyone have a solution?

Same situation: all contacts lost & restore did not help. Anyone have a solution?

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I lost all my contacts last night when entering an address. I went to the Apple store who acted like they never he

I lost all my contacts last night when entering an address. I went to the Apple store who acted like they never heard of this before. They ran a diagnostic and said my software and OS were normal. Just be sure you back everything up before it randomly deletes data.

That was it. No concern that this was a bad thing. The question is, if I have to rely on my PC laptop for data stability and back up, then why did I spend 800$ on an iPad??

Now my Calendar and Notes data are gone.

If you can run over to your main computer and back everything up after you add an important contact or note, then just do them on your computer to start with.

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Same happened to me with Notes. Started a new note, then all others were deleted forever.

Same happened to me with Notes. Started a new note, then all others were deleted forever.

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You're right Eugene. I was adding a birthday to my Contacts this morning when it vanished from my screen When I re

You're right Eugene. I was adding a birthday to my Contacts this morning when it vanished from my screen When I reopened all my contacts were gone. It was a virgin file but screwed all the same. I suggest Fred Straker writes another story. Not just what the top complaints are but some real solutions too. Could it be bought apps conflicting with those sold with the iPad or just poor quality testing of product?

And Roger the word is "write" not "right". And Anonymous it is "site" not "sight"

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This article might help many of us. Thank you to the author. Follow this link to read: http://ebooksforipad.net

This article might help many of us. Thank you to the author. Follow this link to read:

http://ebooksforipad.net/how-to-restore-contacts-from-your-backup-in-ipad

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That does not actually help. The issue is not having to figure out how to restore from a cumbersome backup (which,

That does not actually help. The issue is not having to figure out how to restore from a cumbersome backup (which, it seems can easily be 'accidentally' overwritten with null data), but WHY is the data being randomly deleted by core Apple programs on Apple's current top product.

And why is there no word from Apple about fixing this issue?

And if it's that unreliable and cumbersome, why exactly would own, trust or use it?

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Is it just my particular unit or is it tough to get the 30 pin connector connected. Doesn't exactly slide right in

Is it just my particular unit or is it tough to get the 30 pin connector connected. Doesn't exactly slide right in????

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I can`t understand all the fuss with Apple products. They are over priced and put together as cheaply as poss usi

I can`t understand all the fuss with Apple products.
They are over priced and put together as cheaply as poss using inferior parts. Don`t people get that you pay for the name not the quality.

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This is another problem I encountered while experiencing issues with the iPad 2 (MY first EVER!) http://www.you

This is another problem I encountered while experiencing issues with the iPad 2 (MY first EVER!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5VhlmsvHTg

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My ipad2 it was face time freezing all the time I got so mad about this.

My ipad2 it was face time freezing all the time I got so mad about this.

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I found a part two of that video of the iPad 2 gorilla glass problem.. I can't believe Apple has build qualitie

I found a part two of that video of the iPad 2 gorilla glass problem..

I can't believe Apple has build qualities with their iPad 2's.. It's beautiful..

http://youtu.be/rtI0caZHwVE

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I pad 2 freezes on me suddenly. Then apps start to display 1 by 1 without even me touching screen. What should I d

I pad 2 freezes on me suddenly. Then apps start to display 1 by 1 without even me touching screen. What should I do?

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my Ipad2 screen start to stop on horizontal direction and did not turn, I turned it off and on but the dotted circ

my Ipad2 screen start to stop on horizontal direction and did not turn, I turned it off and on but the dotted circle in the middle of its screen is blinking and nothing works?!!
I am confused
what should I do?

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My iPAd 2 no longer switches from horizontal to vertical and vice versatile when I tilt it. Anyone else have this

My iPAd 2 no longer switches from horizontal to vertical and vice versatile when I tilt it. Anyone else have this problem? solution?

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yes tilt feature not working and not working when doing games either. Not sure if I need to take it back or if I

yes tilt feature not working and not working when doing games either. Not sure if I need to take it back or if I am doign something wrong?

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Just finished restoring my iPad2 for the third time. It just seems to die after working ok the previous evening. T

Just finished restoring my iPad2 for the third time. It just seems to die after working ok the previous evening. Trie to fire it up this AM and .....nothing. Opened iTunes, connected via the dock and got the message "Do you want to restore"? Hell yes I want to restore, this is the third time. I thought I had run the battery down. any thoughts?

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When wil people realize that these two items the Iphone and ipad are just "got to have" things that are realy not

When wil people realize that these two items the Iphone and ipad are just "got to have" things that are realy not up to it. I have it on good notice that 1 in 5 are sent back for a refund,worldwide,no questions asked! They say how many have been sold but never how many have gone back because they are non repairable.Just think about it.

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ASIANS CAN ACTUALLY READ MINDS!!!!!!!!!!!! they can hear and see what your visually thinking this is the complet

ASIANS CAN ACTUALLY READ MINDS!!!!!!!!!!!!
they can hear and see what your visually thinking
this is the complete truth

the reason alot of asians have completely expressionless faces, only associate with asians and dont associate with non asians very much is to avoid accidentally revealing that they can read read minds, if all over a billion asians were to show facial expressions all the time just as much as non asians, associate with non asians much more, and be much more friendly and talkative, then alot of them might accidentally reveal that they can read minds by accidentally showing a facial expression or dirty look when someone thinks, or visually pictures something in their mind they dont like or find astonishing or funny, and if they were all to associate with non asians alot more there would be alot more people around for them to accidentally show facial expressions when those other people think things they dont like, so they only associate with asians so there wont be anyone around for them to see that and have any accidents happen in the first place

think about it, its not normal how alot of them act, and the entire way they act is all to hide their mind reading abilities, it makes perfect sense to do all of that to hide that they can read minds, because all of that is the perfect way to do it!
every single asian on the planet is hiding their mind reading abilities, they will lie about having mind reading abilities forever!
because they value hiding their mind reading abilities more then their own lives!
thats why nobody knows about it!

try thinking, best yet visually picturing in your mind something something absolutely crazy as you possibly can when you are around asians, and try looking for asians who give people particular looks, especially dirty looks for what appears to be for completely no reason, that is them giving people looks when they hear and visually see someone thinking something they dont like, find funny or astonishing
it still happens despite a large number of them having completely expressionless faces all the time, it would just happen alot more if none of them had completely expressionless faces all the time, its not uncommon!

i know this sounds crazy, impossible, and completely unbelievable, BUT IT ISNT CRAZY WHEN ITS TRUE

the reason you think this truly is crazy, impossible and unbelieveable is because our society has propagandized people into believing that nothing extra ordinary is real and that is really is impossible, and that its crazy to think that its true that people can read minds, all just to cover up that asians can read minds! who says that cant exist? the people who have mind reading abilities who are trying to cover it up!

you have to spread the message!!!
the world has to know about this!!!!

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This is the cause of the <a href="http://www.wholesaleonelectronics.com/ipad-accessories/" rel="dofollow">iPAD a

This is the cause of the iPAD accessories? Hope it would improve.

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Your complaints are petty.

Your complaints are petty.

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petty? they WILL BE and have the RIGHT to complain and the right for a refund or at-least a bit of technical supp

petty? they WILL BE and have the RIGHT to complain and the right for a refund or at-least a bit of technical support or repair,well anyway these problems are not petty as they can get worse some problems if left untreated,because as it is used when certain things are done like cancer,you can trigger it.

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My ipad 2 its not displaying any thing i dont understand what to do its like distortion

My ipad 2 its not displaying any thing i dont understand what to do its like distortion

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My boss has asked me to 'set up' his ipad, but we're in Africa and there is very little internet. (He wants it set

My boss has asked me to 'set up' his ipad, but we're in Africa and there is very little internet. (He wants it set up so he can use it when he travels to Europe or the US, and here after loading stuff on his travels).

How I get the machine started without internet? All I want to do is get the machine started so he can just switch it on and go, but it seems that without connecting to itunes the machine won't even switch on.

We do have 3G, but only available as a sealed (no chance to remove SIM card) prepaid USB dongle, and there is no USB connection on the ipad....

(Why don't companies realise that the majority of people in the world have little or no internet access. I know it's everywhere in Europe/US and some parts of Asia, but that is not true elsewhere - particularly in Africa.)

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My ipad 2 have no 1 of this bugs -.-

My ipad 2 have no 1 of this bugs -.-

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2 problems 1. I changed the password on my google account, now when i go to my mail application it says that the

2 problems
1. I changed the password on my google account, now when i go to my mail application it says that the password is incorrect. This is pretty logical, but when i try to go to the settings segment: mail, contacts, calendars it just shuts down the settings app

2. About the same, but with the contacts app. When i select that app, it comes up and shuts down immediatly again.

Can anyone please help?

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Ipad2 randomly dropping out of applications. Hello specialists, since a few days I'm experiencing problems with m

Ipad2 randomly dropping out of applications.
Hello specialists, since a few days I'm experiencing problems with my IPad 2, just a few months old, scarcely used.
When in certain applications like safari and some apps it reacts as if the front button is pushed, while nothing is touching the iPad !
Cleaned the thing all around but this doesn't help.
Was able to type this textiel without interruption, a part from this worthless spelling corrector. My machine speaks dutch, so try to type english then. If anyone can tell me how to switch this off, super!
Looking forward to your suggestions...
Najness