8 Apple iPad 2 Bugs, Customer Complaints and Defects

When you buy any electronic device you are prone to some issue or the other. Even a manufacturer such as Apple is not exempted from such teething issues. No matter how well a product is designed and manufactured, the risk of issues cropping up with the device exists. The Cupertino based Apple recently launched its latest iteration of its tablet device which has been a storm in the tablet market. But now users have been reporting of several problems with their iPad 2. If you were looking for a solution or wondering which issues you must look out for on your iPad we have compiled the list of the most common problems noted with the new iPad.

FaceTime Freeze

Apple’s support is filled with a number of complaints regarding FaceTime video chat freezing sometimes. Users are reporting how the camera was working fine but later on shows a still image from the previous session. Restarting the iPad seems to resolve this minor glitch and/or restoring the device to its original settings.


Backlight Bleeding

This is the most common and widely reported issue with the new iPad 2. This problem existed on the original iPad as well. CultofMac has well documented this problem. There is no solution to the problem as of now. This problem is usually found while watching a video with a dark background. Users have reported to have found their LCD screen showing extra light on the sides and blotches of light appearing near the Home button of the iDevice. We suggest you to hold on to your iPad 2 if your device suffers from backlight bleeding until Apple has found a solution to this problem. Then you can return to the nearby Apple store and exchange your device for one that works perfectly. The warranty after all lasts a whole year.

iPad 2 Yellow Botches

According to MacRumors, the yellow botches on the iPad 2 screens are resulting from the iPads being shipped too early before their internal bonding glue has had time to dry. The solution is to wait for a few days until the glue dries off. This problem was reported by iPhone 4 users as well.

MacRumor says: Apple is using a bonding agent called Organofunctional Silane Z-6011 to bond the layers of glass. They are shipping it too early, rather before the completion of the evaporation process.


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iPad 2 Dead Pixels

Dead pixels seem to be the most common problems on newly shipped iPad units. 9to5Mac reports that users have gone through as many as four iPads and the problem persists. We think a number of units from the initial batch might have this problem. Users please note that the problem is permanent.

iPad 2 16GB Wi-Fi Issues

The Wi-Fi only iPad 2 16GB is the cheapest iPad 2 available ($499). Users have reported that the Wi-Fi only works for a short period of time, then it stops. To get it working again, a user reports that he had to disable and enable it. Other users are reporting that the iPad has trouble finding a Wi-Fi hotspot and sticking to it. There is no solution to this problem so far.

iPad 2 Speaker woes

Here’s a iPad user who’s speaker doesn’t work. Have you faced a similar problem? Watch the video to see the issue faced by the YouTube video uploader.

iPad 2 Faulty Camera

CultofMac reports a issue with the iPad 2 Camera. Watch the video.

iPad 2 Muffled Microphones

According to iLounge, they have discovered that iPad2 Wi-Fi and 3G models show microphone differences.

They say that the Wi-Fi model offers markedly cleaner audio than that of the 3G, which sounds slightly muffled and echo-prone as a result.Curiously, we found the GSM 3G model’s audio to be slightly preferable to that of the CDMA model, which seemed to suffer the issues more severely. The problem is particularly evident when the iPad’s screen is facing the user, as is the case when using FaceTime and a great many other apps; it is unclear whether Apple will make any modifications to the devices’ microphones mid-production to help minimize the differences.

Until the problem is fixed at Manufacturing we suggest that iPad users may want to face their mics while using it.


This is quite a list of issues with the new iPad 2. If any of you reading this article have faced this with your iPads please write to us and tell us in the comments.

One thought on “8 Apple iPad 2 Bugs, Customer Complaints and Defects”

  1. Good post…But the issue is actually bad.Apple fans will sure be fed up buying it early…

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