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Apple has received complaints about the quality of wireless broadband services available on its new iPad device, it has been reported.

TechCrunch reports that some early iPad adopters in the US have experienced difficulties using the tablet's Wi-Fi service.

According to the news provider, "scores of complaints" have been made on the Apple support website since the product was launched at the end of last week.

Some consumers have found that their iPad shows no Wi-Fi signal, or a very weak connection, despite other web-enabled devices working well in the same location.

TechCrunch writer Michael Arrington noted that his own tablet picks up broadband close to the wireless router, but not on the other side of his house.

He expressed hope that the problem is not a technical design flaw, and can be fixed via a simple software patch.

British consumers will surely be keeping their fingers crossed that any teething problems can be ironed out before the iPad receives its UK launch.

Earlier this week, IT Pro Portal suggested that Apple may introduce the device in the UK on April 24th.

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