When attempting to make a FaceTime call, a message pops up saying, "FaceTime Failed: Connect to a Wi-Fi network to use FaceTime"

The new iPad has been taking over the gadget world since its announcement earlier this month, and now that the reviews are rolling in, some are finding that it's not all that it's cracked up to be.

The Verge recently reported that FaceTime video chat is not working on the 4G network for the iPad. When attempting to make a FaceTime call, a message pops up saying, "FaceTime Failed: Connect to a Wi-Fi network to use FaceTime."

While this seems to be a typical issue for 3G devices, The Verge says Verizon's 4G LTE network offers Wi-Fi hotspot availability. This means a user could locate a Wi-Fi hotspot from their iPad to make a FaceTime call using their iPhone, but just using the iPad as a Wi-Fi hotspot could accumulate as much data as a FaceTime call.

This is a bit disappointing, since LTE would likely provide crisp, clear FaceTime calls. But Apple apparently hasn't found a way to bring the two together.

"Sure, there might be some latency issues with LTE over Wi-Fi, but, come on, throw us a bone," said 9 to 5 Mac. "We had a fine time using FaceTime over 3G almost two years ago."

Despite this hiccup, the iPad seems to be doing well for itself. Earlier this week, Apple announced that iPad pre-orders had sold out and that shipments could be delayed up to three weeks.

The iPad features a 2048x1536 resolution, 9.7-inch display, the A5X processor with a dual-core CPU and quad-core GPU, a rear-facing 5 MP iSight camera, LTE radio and 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB options. There's a Wi-Fi only version and a 4G LTE compatible version that runs on Verizon and AT&T 4G networks.

The new iPad launches tomorrow for $499 (16GB), $599 (32GB), and $699 (64GB).

Source: The Verge

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