Apple’s Discussion Forums are filling up with Verizon iPad 2 owners who are having issues connecting to Verizon’s 3G network.  The issue forces users to have to restart if they want to connect to 3G after disconnecting.  Mobilized got Apple to make a statement on the matter:

“We are aware that a small number of iPad 2 customers have experienced connectivity issues with the Verizon 3G network and we are investigating it,” the company said in a statement to Mobilized. A Verizon representative did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Verizon and AT&T iPad 2s have different chipsets as was discovered last month.  AT&T’s uses the Infineon chipset while Verizon’s uses a new Gobi chipset from Qualcomm.

A fix will likely occur in an upcoming software update.