MarketWatch reports that an Apple device compatible with China Unicom’s mobile network has received a network access license from China’s Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center.
The device, listed as “model number A1430″ is compatible with the 3G standard wide band code division multiple access, or WCDMA. The language used by the regulator suggests the device is the new iPad, which has yet to launch in China. Vendors often begin selling new devices within weeks of network access licenses being granted.
In March, it was reported that China’s Quality Certification Center had approved a Wi-Fi iPad model number A1416. With both models now approved, Apple could launch the device in China unless issues over the iPad trademark hold things up.
A leaked AppleCare document reveals that Apple is actively investigating Wi-Fi issues with the new iPad and has instructed support representatives to replace affected units.
In the United States, contact centers and retail stores should capture iPad (3rd generation) Wi-Fi only devices if they exhibit any issue related to Wi-Fi.
Symptoms can include, but are not limited to:
● Intermittent connectivity
● Slow Wi-Fi speeds
● Wi-Fi network not seen
● Any capture performed should always include the iPad, AC adapter, and USB cable.
● During the EFFA period, Apple evaluates all forms of hardware failures – even those that would normally be classified as abuse.
9to5Mac notes that “captured” is the code word for the device to be immediately packed up and shipped to Apple’s engineering centers for examination and investigation.
Recently, TabletPCReview confirmed user reports of Wi-Fi issues finding that the new iPad’s signal dropped faster and further than any other Apple device.
After reports that the new iPad was getting significantly hotter than previous generations, Consumer Reports tested the device using thermal imaging. Their engineers found that temperatures on the front and rear of the device reached as high as 116 degrees Fahrenheit while playing Infinity Blade II.
We ran our test while the new iPad was propped on the iPad Smart Cover, plugged in, and after it had run Infinity Blade II uninterrupted for about 45 minutes. The device’s 4G connection was not turned on, though its Wi-fi link was. The ambient room temperature was about 72 degrees. (Apple recommends not using the iPad in environments over 95 degrees.) We also ran the test with the new iPad unplugged. Then we compared the temperature of the new iPad to that of the iPad 2 using the same tests.
When unplugged, the back of the new iPad reached temperatures as high as 113 degrees Fahrenheit. It was only when plugged in that it hit 116 degrees. The hottest areas weren’t evenly distributed throughout the iPad’s back, but were concentrated near one corner of the display as shown in the images taken from the rear of the device above.
They concluded that while the new iPad became as much as 13 degrees hotter than the iPad 2 “when it was at its hottest, it felt very warm but not especially uncomfortable if held for a brief period.”
Lukas Mathis compares the new iPad’s Retina Display to the other devices, under a microscope.
The photos were taken at approximately 80x magnification and the gray bar below denotes a width of 1mm.
Chpwn (Grant Paul) and Phoenixdev (Paul Griffin) have posted photos of an iPad 3 that was jailbroken using a third method!
Jailbroken iPad (3), using a different method by myself and @phoenixdev: http://db.tt/mqIZmw96 http://db.tt/g2UlawxV http://db.tt/V9a3YZRJ
This has truly been an amazing day for jailbreaks as both the iPhone Dev-Team and i0n1c have also found jailbreaks for the new iPad using unique methods.
Most recently I0n1c posted a video to YouTube demonstrating that his jailbreak was untethered.