PC purists might contend that the joke's on all iPad owners who bought into iOS and the Apple ecosystem rather than invest in Android or hold out for any number of promising tablets on the horizon, like RIM's PlayBook and HP's TouchPad. But the real joke is on Verizon iPad 2 owners who report problems connecting to Verizon's 3G network, only it's no laughing matter to those affected. After blowing up Apple's support forum, the Cupertino outfit finally acknowledged the problem, but doesn't yet have a solution.
"We are aware that small number of iPad 2 customers have experienced connectivity issues with the Verizon 3G network and we are investigating it," Apple told All Things Digital .
There's a thread in Apple's Support Forum where users have come together to complain of their connectivity woes. The 9 page (and growing) thread is filled with Verizon iPad 2 owners saying that they're sometimes unable to receive a 3G signal once its turned off and back on. The only solution so far is to reboot the device.
Interestingly enough, the problem only appears to affect Verizon's CDMA iPad 2 and not AT&T's GSM version.