Apple promises software fix for iPad Wi-Fi problems

Though the iPad maker previously published some temporary workarounds, it now says a future software update will address the problem.

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Even after providing a number of workarounds for problematic Wi-Fi connection problems with the iPad, Apple now says it will offer a fix in the form of a software update in the future.

There is no date given for when this update would arrive.

The promised fix addresses a problem that recently popped up in an updated Apple support article, which was spotted by Macrumors.

Apple says a "very small number of people" have experienced the problem.

Reports of Wi-Fi connection issues first appeared following the release of the Wi-Fi-only model iPad in early April. One of the most reported problems was weak or fluctuating signal strength, which resulted in slow downloads. Apple also published some temporary fixes at the time.

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Erica Ogg is a CNET News reporter who covers Apple, HP, Dell, and other PC makers, as well as the consumer electronics industry. She's also one of the hosts of CNET News' Daily Podcast. In her non-work life, she's a history geek, a loyal Dodgers fan, and a mac-and-cheese connoisseur.

 

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