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New iPad overheating?

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  • NovaSins Calculating status...
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    Mar 19, 2012 8:26 AM (in response to Junior.04)

    This morning on a full charge

     

    First 1 1/2 hours of constant use of  safari emails twitter kindle app rss at 25% brightness I only used 5% battery

     

    1 hour of same use at 100% brightness used 18% and the iPad got noticeably warm all over. Not just the left corner

         ( which seems way way higher that it was on my ipad2, but I traded that off so I can't compare anymore

     

    This is with no videos or downloads or games being played.

     

    Will continue this morning to see if it gets hot again

  • Junior.04 Calculating status...
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    Mar 19, 2012 8:41 AM (in response to BeersYourFriend)

    Agreed! Jus a lil anxious..... Still a great product

  • jimpal Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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    Mar 19, 2012 8:55 AM (in response to faatty)

    Yes, it's warmer than the previous iPads. But, what would anyone expect with so much going on in there? It has spectacular graphics, is faster, and has a huge battery. Any form of computer runs hotter when it is doing more. I did notice it is warmer, thought to myself: "of course," and have continued enjoying an absolutely wonderful product. It's way better than the first iPad, and in many ways better than iPad 2.

     

    My excellent, slim, new case provides just enough insulation to make it hard to notice the additional warmth.

     

    Relax and enjoy it.

  • R_Brackin Calculating status...
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    Mar 19, 2012 8:59 AM (in response to faatty)

    I played Real Racing 2 for approx. 15 minutes and the bottom left was warm.

    It may be a litlte bit warmer than my iPad 2 seems to get when performing similar functions.

    I'm not concerned yet.

  • NovaSins Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 19, 2012 9:00 AM (in response to jimpal)

    what case are you using ?  ive been looking to get something that will work with my smart cover  but speck hasnt announced there cases for ipad3 yet

  • jimpal Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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    Mar 19, 2012 9:10 AM (in response to NovaSins)

    NovaSins wrote:

     

    what case are you using ?  ive been looking to get something that will work with my smart cover  but speck hasnt announced there cases for ipad3 yet

    I'm using a Case Mate "Tuxedo." I like it even more than I thought I would. It's very slim, essentially the same as Apple's case, but has a back as well. It has magnets which put the iPad to sleep, can be rolled to prop it up, and seems very resistant to any kinds of stains.

  • BeersYourFriend Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Mar 19, 2012 9:13 AM (in response to NovaSins)

    I'm using the YooBao case, ordered from Amazon for the iPad 2. But, works great with the new iPad. I like it a lot!

  • BB623 Level 4 Level 4 (1,160 points)
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    Mar 19, 2012 9:15 AM (in response to NovaSins)

    Marware Microshell Folio, smart cover works great!!

  • Chamar Level 4 Level 4 (2,035 points)
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    Mar 19, 2012 9:18 AM (in response to jimpal)

    Having read all the posts about iPad 3s running hot I was slightly apprehensive when I picked mine up this morning.  No problems at all after a couple of hours heavy use as it is only marginally warmer down the left had side than my iPad 2.  To protect the entire iPad I have put it in the leather Snugg case from my iPad 2.

  • kiwidane Calculating status...
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    Mar 19, 2012 9:26 AM (in response to faatty)

    Hi there, my iPad 3 is extremely hot down the LEFT HAND SIDE and the remainder of the backing is warm. Is there a fix ?? I have only used it for close to 30 minutes for surfing the web

     

    Regards

  • joannefromarlington heights Calculating status...
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    Mar 19, 2012 9:40 AM (in response to faatty)

    I have the same problem with the new iPad heating issue. I only used it for a few minutes and it becomes hot! This never happened to my 1st iPad and iPad 2. I returned the unit back to Best Buy. I am disappointed :(

  • mallmand Calculating status...
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    Mar 19, 2012 9:45 AM (in response to faatty)

    Mine is pretty warm too, after playing Asphalt 6 for a few minutes, I would not say hot, but very warm. Probably not a problem? 64gb wifi lte verizon.

  • jboy50466 Calculating status...
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    Mar 19, 2012 9:46 AM (in response to igho.st)

    My new iPad gets too hot. Don't care to measure how hot because it's simply unpleasant and interferes with the seamless use of this amazing technology.  I find I think twice about how I want to use it, what all my settings should be, when will it get too uncomfortable to keep using....

     

    Heat was never an issue with my iPad 1&2. Totally seamless user experience with little to remind me I was using a computer. The heat issue really takes away some of the "magical" for me. 

  • ejl293 Calculating status...
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    Mar 19, 2012 9:50 AM (in response to Chamar)

    Chamar,

    Is your Snugg 2 cover wake/sleep working with your new iPad?

  • amytula Calculating status...
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    Mar 19, 2012 9:52 AM (in response to faatty)

    How can we have 10 pages of comments but no response from apple ?

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