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Video Freezes Every Few Seconds


My new iPad video playback freezes every few seconds. I have a decentish Internet speed (2.3MB) and have turned all apps off and even reset.

Info:iPad (3rd gen) Wi-Fi, iOS 5.1.1


View 2 Replies (Posted: Jun 28, 2012)

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