4 Problems With The IPad 4 We Hope The New IPad Will Fix

/ 3 years ago


Thanks to Les from The Snugg for this post. Les contributes to a number of tech blogs and you can check out The Snugg’s awesome iPad 4 cases at their Amazon store.

Those enjoying their iPad 4 will have heard the countless rumours and hints about the iPad 5, you may even start wondering if there’s a chance you could upgrade only a quarter of the way through your contract to reap the benefits of the latest release. It’s amazing, really, that as soon as you get wind of a lighter, faster, sleeker model, yours starts to look a little frumpy, with every little niggle becoming an unbearable flaw which needs to be fixed right now.

We’ve collated a collection of common problems from the iPad 4 which hopefully, pretty please, will be fixed across the new generation.

Look new:

The main complaint as soon as the iPad 4 was released was that it didn’t look new, even though it was. It was more expensive, had better features and we had to have it, yet it looked exactly the same as what we already had. Overall, most people were unhappy with the static design across the new iPad and its predecessor, so hopefully, and if the rumours are to be believed, the new iPad will have a distinctive difference in design looking a lot more like the iPad Mini. It’s expected to be a fair bit lighter and thinner than the iPad 4, which means hopefully it will not only be better, but look better, too.


The Wi-Fi, or rather the lack of it, seems to be a bugbear for many iPad 4 users. There’s been serious mutterings about the standard of Wi-Fi, with many users regularly suffering no access or poor signal for seemingly no reason. It’s probably not that much of an issue, but we’ve come to expect our internet fast, quick and in the palm of our hands, so we tend to cause a stink when someone takes that away. There have been rumours of the iPhone 6 coming with a Wi-Fi chip which will boast faster browsing, so it may be a sign that Apple has noticed issues with the connectivity of its products, but whether that means the iPad will be improved, no one knows.

Charging problems

Some people out there are reporting issues with charging the iPad 4; many people have issues with the connector not being recognised, even though it champions the all-new lightning connector. It could be the new 8-pin plug that’s causing the problems. It’s so clever that it registers how the phone is plugged in, and sends electric signals accordingly. Either way, for anyone struggling with their charging plugs, the iPad 5 is rumoured to have wireless charging which means cables all together, lightning or not, could soon be a thing of the past.

Released too soon

The only other common complaint about the iPad 4 is that it was released so soon after the iPad 3, and many people tied into contracts couldn’t enjoy the benefits. Rumours of the newest iPad are the fifth release in two years, so it’s a wonder anyone has money left to be upgrading again. Unfortunately, there’s no change with the speed which Apple updates and progresses. The newest iPad is expected to be released just six months after the iPad 4, and although it’s not as fast as the turnaround which brought us the current model, it’s still pretty fast. Rumours are circulating about budget models being released to compete with cheaper Android tablets, so if you really can’t validate the newest iPad, there might actually be something to look forward to shortly after.

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  • Paul Bleemstra

    I have a simple solution. Stop buying iCrap.