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iPad Wi-Fi problems: Anatomy of a released defect

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#1 TheSentinel


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Posted 06 April 2012 - 01:19 PM

iPad Wi-Fi problems: Anatomy of a released defect

By James Kendrick | April 6, 2012, 3:55am PDT

Summary: Some iPad 3 owners are having problems with the unit?s Wi-Fi, while most are working OK. Having a small percentage of failures is just a fact of life in the electronics manufacturing game.

Some owners of new iPads are having an assortment of problems with Wi-Fi connections, and many are sounding off in online users? forums about them. Nothing is more annoying than having a new gadget that doesn?t work correctly, so who can blame them?

Newly released gadgets with problems are nothing new, and while they get a lot of attention online if you analyze the situation you find such problems are just a numbers game.

The knee-jerk reaction to a new product with a problem like the Wi-Fi iPad is ?how did Apple let this get out?? That?s a natural stance for an expensive new device. If all new iPads had the Wi-Fi issue then the question would be legitimate, but most owners I spoke with are not having any problems (nor am I).

Sophisticated gadgets are the result of complex manufacturing processes, and the reality is a small percentage of any new product produced will have problems. It is impossible to build a lot of complicated products without some getting through that fail to meet specs.

More: http://www.zdnet.com...sed-defect/7381