Immediately after the release of the new iPad 3 there were many reports and complaints that iPad 3 is having weak WiFi signal problem. In one of my previous post I mentioned how we can temporarily overcome iPad 3 WiFi problem.
These reports were proved true when after going through a number of technical tests on the new iPad 3 TabletPCReview has found that the new iPad’s signals dropped faster and further than any other Apple device. They have conducted these tests on iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPad 1 and iP ad 3.All devices were tested simultaneously using the Cisco WRT310N 802.11a/b/g/n single channel wireless access point and using the mobile version of SpeedTest up/down test utility.
It is clear from the test results as shown in below graphs that behind three walls the new iPad’s download rate was 0.02 megabits per second compared to 4.14 megabits per second for the iPhone 4S at the same location, although both devices use the same Broadcom BCM4330 chip.
Below is the paragraph from TabletPCReview and the graphs showing results of iPad 3 WiFi Signal Tests:
The tests were done over the space of my house, all on the same floor, at various distances with different numbers of walls in between. Tests were done on two servers, one in Los Angeles 32 miles from me, and one in Ft. Worth, Texas, 1,175 miles away.