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Ipad 2 heat issue solved?

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Silverz Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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Mar 6, 2011 6:16 AM
Anyone know if the ipad 2 fixed the heat issue. On the ipad 1, if you leave it in the car and the temperature gets above a certain temperature, it shuts off until it cools below a certain temperature. Was this fixed?
  • Harry Level 4 Level 4 (1,015 points)
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    Mar 6, 2011 6:25 AM (in response to Silverz)
    That is not a real QC "issue." No consumer portable electronic device is built to withstand triple digit temps inside of a car baking in the sun. Take a look at the specs of any electronic device and it will list the max temp the device can handle on and off. Bottom line if you are going to keep your iPad or any electronic device in a hot car turn it off completely -- not just put it to sleep. Best to not keep it in a car though.
    MacBook Pro i5 2.4 / MacPro 2.8 QC/ Mac mini C2D 2.0Ghz, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10 (92,565 points)
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    Mar 6, 2011 6:33 AM (in response to Silverz)
    I havn't seen it mentioned, and personally I don't see it as an iPad problem. A lot of electrical equipment has recommended temperature ranges, and I wouldn't expect high-end electronics to function properly in extreme temperatures - I'd prefer it to shut down and limit the risk of damage.
    iOS 4, Windows 7
  • Philly_Phan Level 6 Level 6 (11,010 points)
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    Mar 6, 2011 7:05 AM (in response to Silverz)
    Silverz wrote:
    Anyone know if the ipad 2 fixed the heat issue. On the ipad 1, if you leave it in the car and the temperature gets above a certain temperature, it shuts off until it cools below a certain temperature. Was this fixed?

    Let me get this straight. You want the safety shutoff removed so that the iPad is permanently damaged? Why?
  • Julian Wright Level 7 Level 7 (34,835 points)
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    Mar 6, 2011 7:12 AM (in response to Silverz)
    It's not a problem that needs fixing and is easily resolved by not leaving expensive, delicate electronic items in locations that cause them to reach damaging extremes of temperature.
    iMac 20", MacBook, Time Capsule, Airport Express, AppleTV 2, Mac OS X (10.6.6 + 10.7) - iPhone 3GS 32GB, iPad WiFi 32GB
  • JimfromWC Calculating status...
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    Apr 20, 2011 8:12 AM (in response to Silverz)

    Actually, it is a problem.  Even in a relatively cool environment, direct sunlight will cause it to shut down.  This may not be a problem in most applications but in a car or airplane (where I use it) it is.  I have had it shut down at very inconvenient times because I had not positioned it out of sunlight.  No other piece of consumer electronics that I am aware of is as sensitive as the iPad. 

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