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The New iPad, Reported For Poor Wi-Fi Reception

After enthusiasm regarding the highly anticipated third generation iPad cooled off, news about its troubled issues started to emerge over the Internet.

The latest one is related to a so called "death grip", a slight reminder of the former Antennagate that plagued the release of the iPhone 4. This time, the issue is far less obvious and the number of users who noticed it are much fewer.

However, the Wi-Fi problem is described on the dedicated Apple forums. Ryan Lucier voices his frustration: "death grip" is affecting me too, 16 GB wifi new ipad... I can make the signal drop every time (to failure) by holding the corners in landscape mode with volume controls on the bottom. Router is only 10ft away, tried two routers. Very unimpressed because its natural to hold it in landscape!!!!" Some users noticed that their laptops have stronger Wi-Fi signal compared to the new iPad, in the same conditions.

The situation comes after the new iPad owners realised that using LTE on their top model Apple tablet is consuming data allotments extremely quickly. With the new high resolution display and quad core graphic processor, the users tend to spend more time streaming video than they first anticipated.

Radu has been working as a freelance writer for more than five years and has been blogging around since 2004. He is interested in anything Apple as well as gaming and mobile applications.