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iPad 2 WiFi connectivity problems: Antenna Gate aka Death Grip returns?

We have some slightly worrying news to bring to those of you in possession of an Apple iPad 2, as we’re just read a report which suggests that Apple’s latest tablet device is another victim of the infamous ‘antenna gate’ scandal that rocked the iPhone 4.

For those of you that aren’t aware, Antenna Gate is the term which refers to the death grip, i.e the position you hold the iPhone 4 or in this case, the iPad 2 now. According to this report from Redmondpie, holding the iPad 2 in the death grip with both hands on either side will result in a loss of WiFi connectivity bars, while removing a hand from the left side of the iPad 2 will bring the bars back up soon afterwards.

If you need proof of this claim, you’ll find it in the video below when you clearly see the WiFi bars drop from three to two, and then back up to three after performing the death grip. Given the huge public backlash that Apple faced with Antenna Gate for the iPhone 4, it seems a bit outrageous if the issue is still present on the iPad 2.

Have you experienced this too? Try it on your iPad 2 now and let us know what happens.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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