JUST days before the iPad 2 hits the shelves in Australia, overseas consumers are already reporting apparent defects in the much hyped tablet.
Internet forums and technology websites are running hot with users complaining of "backlight bleeding" on the touchscreen, as well as dead pixels and problems with the antenna.
The iPad 2 goes on sale Friday in Australia, with Apple stores and other retailers making stock available after 5pm.
US website Cult of Mac reviewer David Martin said his original iPad 2 and a replacement device both suffered from backlight bleeding, where light seeped through on the edges when the screen was black.
“I spent more than $1,000 for the whole thing with accessories - I want something worth the investment not a dud,” Mr Martin posted on cultofmac.com.