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New iPad overheating?

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  • StacySS Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 16, 2012 8:11 PM (in response to StacySS)

    Oh I have a 32g wifi black ipad3 delivered today preorder from PA.

  • Tgara Level 4 Level 4 (3,540 points)
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    Mar 16, 2012 8:13 PM (in response to Jalpuna)

    Jalpuna wrote:

     

    People: make sure you include info about which iPad you have.  LTE?  Wifi only?  Details matter.  And, really now, "frying eggs?"

     

     

    Yeah, bacon would be better! 

  • StacySS Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 16, 2012 8:21 PM (in response to Tgara)

    Mine is very very hot on botto, left, whirl just surfing, not a gamer, I have 32 wifi only .. Thanks.. As for eggs, the heat would make egg whites gel up slightly I'd say.. :(

  • NyVetteGuy Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
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    Mar 16, 2012 8:21 PM (in response to faatty)

    It is warmer to the touch than my original iPad and my iPad 2 were but I wouldn't exactly characterize it as "overheating" it's just warmer to the touch than previous models...time will tell if it gets worse....we have to remember though...in essence its mostly a giant battery....

  • StacySS Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 16, 2012 8:24 PM (in response to NyVetteGuy)

    Let me be clear, hot or not.. I LOVE it.. And when it explodes they won't be able to pry it from my dead hand.. Because this screen clarity and speed is Smokin!!  Bahaha

  • rjltj55 Calculating status...
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    Mar 16, 2012 8:27 PM (in response to StacySS)

    It definitely shouldn't be too hot to hold comfortably. If it is, it's in your best interest to take it back, and get a new one (if they determine its a problem.)

     

    If the issue is that you want to play with it while its new, just keep using it until there are plenty in stock at the stores (as long as you are inside the return window) and take it back then.

  • BlizzaFrost Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 16, 2012 9:00 PM (in response to faatty)

    This might be wrong or unsolve the issue but since black conducts more heat is it possible that the new processor + the black iPad work together creating more heat because I see a lot of you all have the black iPads and I noticed my black iPad 1 was hot on one side of the glass but my white iPad shows no sign of heat at all

  • jeffwine1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 16, 2012 9:37 PM (in response to faatty)

    UGGH!!!! My Black 64 gig 3 g is very hot on the bottom left side!   I guess it time we all start reporting to the media this problem.   Thats the only way apple will except this issye.

  • Limitin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 17, 2012 1:07 AM (in response to faatty)

    My new iPad is also overheating, bottom left like everyone else. The screen is great, but the heat is near unbearable at times and makes my hands sweaty while holding it.

  • NMJH Level 1 Level 1 (125 points)
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    Mar 17, 2012 1:47 AM (in response to Limitin)

    sounds like the processor or A5X Chip is working on it maximum power usage

  • Tgara Level 4 Level 4 (3,540 points)
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    Mar 17, 2012 4:17 AM (in response to NMJH)

    NMJH wrote:

     

    sounds like the processor or A5X Chip is working on it maximum power usage

     

    This caused the batteries to swell and crack the case in some recent MacBook Pros.  Do you think the same problem can occur with the new iPad?

  • Gat0r Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
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    Mar 17, 2012 4:28 AM (in response to faatty)

    Mine got a little warm while restoring from back-up.  Since then, no issue at all with it warming.  It's a 64gb Wi-Fi 4G...

  • mvaug10087 Calculating status...
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    Mar 17, 2012 7:52 AM (in response to faatty)

    Well, I've just been into my local Apple store and the new iPads on display were all noticeably warmer than my iPad 2 ever gets. Difficult to say but I think I might find it a bit irritating. It's obviously due to the battery, and probably woth monitoring.

  • grantfromharper woods Calculating status...
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    Mar 17, 2012 8:51 AM (in response to faatty)

    I have black.32'wifi and boy this thing runs hot!!.....I'm taking it back..

  • Jalpuna Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Mar 17, 2012 10:15 AM (in response to Gat0r)

    Gat0r wrote:

     

    Mine got a little warm while restoring from back-up.  Since then, no issue at all with it warming.  It's a 64gb Wi-Fi 4G...

    That's exactly what I experienced.  While initially setting up and transferring data, my new 64 gig wifi iPad got warmer than my previous wifi iPad 2.  I was surprised and googled it.  Since the initial setup, it hasn't run very warm at all.

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