Apple recalls some Verizon iPad two tablets

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Perhaps one of several most talked about groupings in the technology field today is the agreement that was worked out between Verizon and Apple.  Verizon got the right the sell certain Apple products, like iPhones and iPads, while Apple branched out to a whole new group of users who had stayed loyal to the telecommunications giant through the years.  It seemed like a match made in heaven, but some customers are feeling growing pains, this is because Apple is recalling some of its Verizon iPad two Ainol Novo7 Mars tablets. Imagine the surprise for the new iPad 2 owners when they arrive home, take the device out of the box, and get ready to connect to the Internet.  The device is turned on and connection to the net is attempted.  Time after time though, the consumer is greeted with the message that they are unable to connect.  Frustration abounds after paying a pretty penny for this newest Apple gizmo, only to discover that it will not work for you.  So what is the problem?  The problem is that a number of iPad 2's delivered to Verizon for sale have a duplicate name or what Apple calls a MEID (Mobile Equipment Identifier).  This MEID is supposed to be a unique code to each mobile device that allows it to access the Verizon 3G network when asked to connect by the iPad two.  The key word is supposed because if you're a user with certainly one of these duplicate numbers on your device, then your chances of connecting become slim and none.  For their part, Verizon is saying that very few from the machines sent to Verizon have this problem, though in true secret fashion have not released a precise figure.  The exact quote that an Apple representative made, as reported by CNET was: "Duplicate MEID numbers were flashed onto an extremely small number of iPad two units for the Verizon 3G network."  The question now though for that “small” number of affected folks is what is the fix?  The problem is that those MEID codes are flashed on to the system, making it impossible to be changed via a CD mailed to a customer.  With this in mind, the consumer will need to return the device to Apple, who will replace it with a brand new a single that has its own unique identifier.