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New iPad overheating?

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  • Parallex33 Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
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    Mar 18, 2012 12:15 AM (in response to faatty)

    Are all these HOT reports coming from devices that are charging?  Every device gets hot while charging so maybe unplug it and run for an hour to see if that improves?

  • HaTor Calculating status...
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    Mar 18, 2012 12:20 AM (in response to Parallex33)

    No Parallex33, normal usage itself is enough to heat it all up, burning hot.

  • NMJH Level 1 Level 1 (125 points)
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    Mar 18, 2012 12:26 AM (in response to Parallex33)

    only report that i seen effects heat is the screen brightness or anything that reflects around screen

  • Parallex33 Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
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    Mar 18, 2012 12:27 AM (in response to HaTor)

    Wow, mine isn't doing that at all.  Playing HD games got it warm last night but not hot.  Sounds like it needs to go to apple.  They have stocks for replacements btw and they come in every few days.

  • braceyoself Calculating status...
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    Mar 18, 2012 12:37 AM (in response to faatty)

    I traded in my first gen iPad for store credit @ BestBuy yesterday morning and bought the new iPad: in white, 16gb, wi-fi model. I turned it on w/o charging and noticed the battery was charged pretty well, so I did decided to set it up as a brand new ipad, no loading of any back-up. After set-up, I used it and allow it to drain to 0%. During that time, I downloaded some apps, browsed the web and used some reading apps like Flipboard. I noticed the back of the iPad felt a bit warm, but I didn't think much of it. Later that evening, I cranked up the brightness like I used to on my old first gen iPad. The device got uncomfortably hot while I held it in landscape mode. I tried using it with the smart cover flipped back so that I wouldn't be touching the iPad's back directly. It's not an comfortable and I haven't tried it out again because I have been charging the ipad afternoon and evening.

    That's another thing i'm not wild about with this new iPad. I have to turn the unit off for it to get a steady charge with the battery adapter that came packaged in the box. If I leave it on while charging from a wall outlet, it's incredibly slow to charge. I didn't realize that until hours after I started charging.

    Once it's fully charged, i'll test out the heat issue with the brightness turned down halfway, auto adjust brightness set to off, and with bluetooth disabled.

    I'm seriously considering returning to BestBuy in a week to exchanging the new iPad for an iPad 2 if these issues continue. It's a shame, because i really like the retina display, but I don't like the heat it gives off or the fact that it charges so poorly when the device is on. That wasn't the case with the old ipad, my old iPhones or the most recent gen iPod Touch (the ipod touch does get pretty hot when running games like Scribblenauts, though).

  • NMJH Level 1 Level 1 (125 points)
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    Mar 18, 2012 12:37 AM (in response to Parallex33)

    what sortipad is yours?

  • youngsterforever Calculating status...
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    Mar 18, 2012 2:36 AM (in response to faatty)

    Hello, I got The new iPad 32 GB wifi only. It gets warm but thats uncomfortable to hold and feels like you should put it down for a while. Also the battery takes ages to charge and is not as good as they promise. It decreases rather quickly than it does on my iPad 2 32 GB wifi. During the process of writing this post I lost 3-4 % battery. And trust me I am a big Apple fan. I won't say its very hot, but its warm enough to say it hot. I haven't also noticed 4X graphic boost and any speed difference as claimed by Phill Schiller. I am really fed up by Apple these days. First the battery on my iPhone 4S 32 GB white and now this fatter tablet. I am not sure, what To do. Dear Apple, do something. Sincerely, you are gonna lose atleast your one loyal customer soon who despite working part-time buys every shiny new product you launch. Regards.

  • Encrypted11 Level 2 Level 2 (350 points)
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    Mar 18, 2012 3:27 AM (in response to faatty)

    Best way is probably to gauge it between an iPad 2 vs. the new iPad to tell what's healthy and what's not.

     

    Warmer to much of a noticable extent is indeed an issue, an excuse shouldn't be placed with that and its probably leading to faster battery discharging rates. I remembered the time when a number of people who got iPhone 4S complained about an issue with notification centre flickering at an alarming rate which inadvertently caused a battery drain issue.

     

    I haven't received mine from the pre-orders but I tested out a new iPad that isn't charging at an Apple store yesterday with strong airconditioning. It was warm when I simply just picked it up to look at Bloomerg via Safari. It's turning into a worry for me, wonder if my unit is going to be affected.

     

    I might exchange it for an iPad 2 if troubleshooting doesn't even help.

  • BeersYourFriend Calculating status...
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    Mar 18, 2012 3:45 AM (in response to faatty)

    Same here! It does get pretty hot, but hopefully it's completely normal...

  • jazzperuk Calculating status...
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    Mar 18, 2012 4:16 AM (in response to faatty)

    Hi folks - got my new iPad on Friday, and it ran hot straight away, even if I was just browsing the web. I've seen posts online that say that they run hot after a few hours, or after intensive use, but not straight away.

     

    Anyhow, I totally discharged the battery, recharged overnight, and then disabled iCloud on it - it seems to have made quite a difference. It's still runs hotter than my iPad 2 did (which NEVER got hot at all), but I don't think it's as bad as it was before.

     

    I think iCloud syncing may be the culprit! Disable it and see if it makes a difference.

     

    I'm also going to discharge / recharge it a few times to see if that makes a difference too.

     

    It amazes me that Apple let products out of the factory like this. I never used to happen - not getting complacent are we, Apple?

  • StacySS Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 18, 2012 4:18 AM (in response to Parallex33)

    Ok my problems with overheating are solved, I have a 32 wifi black, when it was burning my fingers off, I had been charging it while I surfed, I also had it on 100% bright, so I turned brightness down a little and I stay off when charging and it seems ok now!!!

  • Shirazs Calculating status...
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    Mar 18, 2012 4:21 AM (in response to faatty)

    So I have noticed that turning the brightness down makes a big difference. At 50 percent brightness surfing the web and doing an airplay in the background keeps thing cold.

  • BeersYourFriend Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Mar 18, 2012 4:28 AM (in response to StacySS)

    Wow! StacySS is right! I turned down my brightness a bit, and the heating issue is nearly gone! Wish the display was brighter, but it sure did cool it down. Thx!

  • StacySS Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 18, 2012 4:32 AM (in response to BeersYourFriend)

    Blush Blush U flatter me to much, dear Mr Beer!

  • BeersYourFriend Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Mar 18, 2012 4:42 AM (in response to StacySS)

    Beer will do that to you sometimes... LOL!

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