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The Apple iPad 2 is out and delivery times appear to be getting better ( Current online orders appear to be expected the last week of April) There have been several million iPad 2 units delivered so far and the reports are starting to come in about a couple of rather distressing problems with the units. Of course, Apple is keeping quiet about the issues so far but has bumped up the software update, apparently to address some of the issues that are cropping up.

The most annoying of the problems with the Apple iPad 2 is connectivity with the Verizon service. The connection seems to be spotty on some units. The radio appears to either have problems connecting at all or drops service unexpectedly once established. Apple appears to be aware of this problem and has sent engineering staff to China to look into the problem. Expect an OS update to deal with this problem.

There is also reported to be a bug in the software related to the position of the iPad 2's Cellular Data switch. This bug does not allow the radio to be turned on of the iPad 2 if the unit was powered down with the Cellular Data switch in the off position. To remedy this situation requires that the iPad 2 be powered down with the Cellular Data switch in the on position. A reset may also be used to remedy this problem. This is accomplished by holding the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button down until the Apple Logo appears.

One of the major issues that is being seen with the new Apple iPad 2s is an issue with the backlight. There appears to be bleedthrough at the edges of the screen on a significant number of units. Perhaps yours will be fine but Apple is replacing the faulty units( eventually). Some of the faulty iPad 2s have bleedthrough that is clearly visible in daylight and others must have the brightness turned all the way up to observe the issue in a dark room. This too shall pass. Apple has engineers working on the problem and will certainly determine the root cause and get it corrected soon. This sort of smudge on their reputation is not something that will be taken lightly.

If you are one of the guinea pigs that grabbed the Apple iPad 2 when it was first released, It's good if you are enjoying your new computing experience trouble free. Be aware that there are issues and the problems are being sorted out. Seems the folks at Apple have jumped the gun a bit and need to hunker down and sort some things out. If you wait for a bit, I'm sure you will be quite satisfied with your new Apple iPad 2.

In other news, the iPad 2 covers are starting to break out. Otterbox will be shipping their Defender Cases soon, ModulR is not far behind and will be releasing a new cover for their fantastic line of accessories. Their car mount is ready and the extension arm mount will be ready soon. Be patient and you will find the iPad 2 cover that your heart desires.


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