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Does your new iPad get too hot?

Apple's iPad has been around for two years, and a third version of the tablet only recently went on sale. There have been some users complain with each generation of the iPad that the tablet overheats, or gets too hot. Some users already complain that the new iPad gets too hot in certain areas. As of now, this doesn't appear to be a widespread problem. 
 
Like many things, "too hot" is open to interpretation. What's too hot to some users may not be an issue at all for others. Some reports from users claiming their new iPad is too hot point the corner of the unit as a location for the hotspot. At least one user reports that the iPad shut down during use a gave a message that said, "the iPad needs to cool down."
 
One important point from the user reporting that the iPad shut down and gave a warning message is that the user admits to using the tablet in direct sunlight at the time it shut down. It would be no surprise if the new iPad gets hot in use since it has a faster processor than previous models and larger battery. With only a few complaints so far of the tablet getting excessively hot, it's far too early to call this an issue. 
 
An Apple store worker from a suburban Los Angeles location attributes the fact that the new iPad gets warmer than the iPad 2 specifically to the larger battery. The iPad temperature range according to the specification page ranges from 32° to 95°F. That would certainly feel warm to the touch.

Source: CNet



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Not completely unexpected
By bug77 on 3/19/2012 12:11:14 PM , Rating: 4
Much larger battery capacity, same battery duration as previous generation. Do the math.




RE: Not completely unexpected
By mindless1 on 3/19/2012 1:30:29 PM , Rating: 4
or to put it another way, yet another Apple design where aesthetics overtook solid engineering. Granted, that's a fairly subjective opinion as I don't feel a product should have an expected lifespan less than a half dozen years.

Don't you love it when a product is only designed to function in an ideal lab environment and yet it's supposed to be portable, implying it might leave the lab?

We might expect that to save on construction costs, but at the respective price points of these luxury items...


RE: Not completely unexpected
By kattanna on 3/19/2012 1:33:19 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Don't you love it when a product is only designed to function in an ideal lab environment and yet it's supposed to be portable, implying it might leave the lab?


you seem to have forgotten one of apples own marketing slogans

"think different"

;>)


RE: Not completely unexpected
By Dorkyman on 3/22/2012 2:43:09 PM , Rating: 3
Funny thing is, nobody will care, because to a lot of people Apple is a religion. Facts frankly don't matter much.

So last year your Apple phone had slow downloads while other phones had 4G speeds? Feh. Fast enough for my needs. Lousy case design meant you could short out the antenna with a finger? Just hold it differently.


RE: Not completely unexpected
By Tony Swash on 3/22/2012 8:32:27 PM , Rating: 1
quote:
Funny thing is, nobody will care, because to a lot of people Apple is a religion. Facts frankly don't matter much.


Nobody cares because MyiPadIsWarmToTheTouchGate is a non issue in the real world. It's a lot of silly vacuous puff. The whole things is a combination of iPhobes desperate for any bad news about Apple or their products (and lets face it finding bad news about Apple is pretty difficult these days) and the usual media bad news hype. All the huff and the puff will not make this a real issue that matters to anyone. It will be forgotten in a couple of weeks.

http://www.marco.org/2012/03/20/consumer-reports-s...


RE: Not completely unexpected
By superstition on 4/11/2012 12:35:14 AM , Rating: 2
It's a fact that anti-Apple opprobrium is often just as irrational.

Just accept the fact that Apple is successful. Do you rail against the flaws of McDonald's food and Microsoft Windows? Windows ME has to be worse than any operating system Apple put out.

Apple does a lot of things that irk me, but the same is true for every other tech company. Adobe, for instance, never bothered to make a combo update for Acrobat 9. Guess how much fun it is to download 25 separate update patches over a slow DSL connection that's being shared.

You have to take the bad with the good. There are no ideal tech companies. They all do plenty of shoddy work along with the good. OS X Lion doesn't impress me, but life goes on.


RE: Not completely unexpected
By darkpuppet on 3/19/2012 4:02:20 PM , Rating: 2
which is different from the dozens of laptops that appeared to pump out temps up to 100C into the unsuspecting gonads of their users, how?

Not defending Apple, hot is hot -- but we've had overheating portable devices long before most companies knew the definition of aesthetics, so the issue isn't exactly unique to Apple IMO.


RE: Not completely unexpected
By wordfannewordfanne on 3/19/2012 6:46:02 PM , Rating: 1
My pretty new ipad is currently perched in the lettuce bin of my refrigerator. After charging to 47% in only six hours, I got creative. Within 30 minutes, we were up to 67%.

Go Figure.

ps: Pass the aloe.


RE: Not completely unexpected
By wordfannewordfanne on 3/19/2012 6:47:52 PM , Rating: 2
Perhaps my hands were so hot they forgot to type the pertinent information: Prior to meeting the romaine, the new ipad read 104.2 F on my infrared temperature scanner.

sorry


RE: Not completely unexpected
By darkpuppet on 3/20/2012 11:37:57 AM , Rating: 2
Perhaps you're holding it wrong?


RE: Not completely unexpected
By xti on 3/27/2012 5:20:58 PM , Rating: 2
somehow...porn was involved.


RE: Not completely unexpected
By mindless1 on 3/20/2012 9:53:22 PM , Rating: 2
Make up numbers much? No laptop has ever "appeared", nor really, subjected users gonads or any other body part to 100C, unless of course you took it apart and put your tongue directly on the heatsink.

How is it different from "some" other laptops running (less hot, but still...)?

1) Learning from past industry mistakes and not repeating them.

2) When you pay more for a product you expect more.

To say there have been past overheating devices as if it somehow excuses Apple is not so much different than to say there have been murders in the past, let's just excuse all murderers from now on. In other words, I would and do feel the same way about other hot running devices and mention that equally and fairly.


RE: Not completely unexpected
By dark matter on 3/22/2012 7:17:32 PM , Rating: 2
I feel you didn't go to school much. Water boils at 100C. You ever put your hand over a kettle just as it boils?

Do you really expect us to believe that laptops get this hot?

I can tell you're an Apple fan. You don't know what reality is any longer.


RE: Not completely unexpected
By Tony Swash on 3/22/2012 12:11:18 PM , Rating: 2
Oh my God!!! It's MyiPadIsWarmToTheTouchGate


RE: Not completely unexpected
By sportswear13 on 3/21/2012 10:42:22 PM , Rating: 2
good


RE: Not completely unexpected
By dark matter on 3/22/2012 7:14:04 PM , Rating: 2
Well obviously Apple didn't, otherwise people wouldn't be complaining it's TOO hot.


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