Following on from our earlier post about the Apple iPad 2 problems with backlight bleeding, we have been informed of numerous problems with the second-generation iPad. The main issues seem to be intermittent WiFi connection problems, and bleeding from the backlight, which can be in a few places around the edge of the screen.
We’ve heard from a few readers on the above issues, and the official Apple discussion forums (found here) are plagued with users reporting issues with the iPad 2. One guy said that he had taken the iPad 2 back “4 times already”, and that each replacement he was given, had the same backlight issue.
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We can confirm from earlier testing that not all iPad 2’s are affected, but looking at reports so far, this is a big problem causing upset for a lot of buyers. We expect Apple to issue some sort of announcement soon, which would also be a good move on their part.
Apple reps have confirmed they’re aware of the black light bleed problem, and we wait to see if the issue is limited to a certain batch of iPad 2’s. Have you had your iPad 2 replaced? On a positive note, Apple have not caused any problems that we’re aware of when users wanted a replacement, it was done right away, although that has been dependant on stocks. You can see a video below showing the bleeding issue.