So long, iPad (for now).
I bought an iPad 64GB 3G on Sunday. I returned it to the Apple Store last night (Thursday). Here are the reasons:
- It would forget my [Verizon FiOS WEP] access point’s password. Re-entering the password wouldn’t handle it, it would keep asking me for the password. Pushing <Cancel> to the first password prompt sometimes solved it. Other than that, renewing the DHCP lease wouldn’t get me connected to the internet and I wound up telling the iPad to forget the connection more than once to get connected to the internet. For the $887 I paid for this hipster lifestyle device, I really just want it to work.
- The headphone jack was crooked. Again, for the money, I’d expect this to not be an issue. When returning it to the Apple Store last night, I checked the headphone jack in five display unit iPads. One of them had a crooked jack and it was less crooked than the one in my iPad.
The Apple store gave me my money back. Of course, I did not pay a restocking fee as both problems are product deficiencies.
Note that the second non-sponsored search result on Google.com for “ipad wifi” (without quotes) yesterday (and still today) was a link about iPad wi-fi problems.
I’ll come back to the iPad, I’m sure. But perhaps I’ll wait until June 2011, when I hope they’ll release a new model.