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  • joelfromcanada Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 19, 2012 5:46 PM (in response to faatty)

    So far, I've played a game for 1/2 hr and watched part of a HD movie rental for 1/2 hr, running on battery (i.e. not plugged in.)  No significant heat coming from the iPad, front or back.  I'm all paranoid now lol. 

     

    iPad 64gb/4g (no sim), no case, auto brightness.

     

    Ambient room temperature is 23-24C.

     

    I tell you though, I hope I don't end up with this problem either because this screen is gorgeous.

  • NovaSins Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 19, 2012 5:47 PM (in response to joelfromcanada)

    What level is your brightness set at ??

  • ObjectiveTC Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 19, 2012 5:48 PM (in response to joelfromcanada)

    joelfromcanada - what is your brightness%?  And are you sure you don't feel anything in the lower-left corner (in portrait position with the home button at the bottom)?  Mine is as warm as...a cooked bag of movie popcorn ;-)...after 10 minutes with Safari at 30% brightness.  Ambient Temp is 70 degrees f.

  • LitlPixy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 19, 2012 5:58 PM (in response to BeersYourFriend)

    I depleted my battery today and it took 6 hrs to get to 25% plus my charger was HOT :(

  • LitlPixy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 19, 2012 6:13 PM (in response to LitlPixy)

    I have 32GB Wifi. UPS brought it Friday morning, it had an 89% charge. I played with it (surfed, chatted, added info, music etc..) it held the charge beautifully. Didn't notice a heating problem until today. The sucker got HOT! Figured it was time to charge anyway since it was just about depleted. I plug it in and go about my business, six hours later and it's only at 25%, still HOT, but not only that.....my charger is very HOT as well.  I have multiple sclerosis - hot is bad! I also noticed that while my Smart Cover was on, it didn't go to sleep. *sniff sniff* :(

  • Jcvallecillo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 19, 2012 6:34 PM (in response to Vaughner)

    I have an iPad couse i am tired to have my hot computer on my lap if my computer was cool as my old Ipad 2 I wouldn't by an iPad  , this is a Mobil device we r very lucky that we don't have to put our 360 and ps3 on our laps right vaughner?

     

    We all love apple products and if we reporting this is couse we know this is not the way apple makes their products they think on everything , don't try to give us a lesson in what is correct and what doesn't in a Mobil divide , my 9 years old son can tell u the difference between cool and hot , he is really a fried to play with the new Ipad , so I need to return it and get him an iPad 2 :( .

  • thrlride Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Mar 19, 2012 6:34 PM (in response to faatty)

    My 3rd gen 64gb at&t model gets extremely hot with regular usage.  I used an infrared temperature gauge on the front and rear of the iPad and discovered that temps on the glass got to 101 with temperature on the back approaching 108 degrees.  This is far too hot to be sitting on ones lap.

     

    No case, only a smart cover.

  • Vaughner Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 19, 2012 6:40 PM (in response to Jcvallecillo)

    Fair enough. I didn't claim to say it is the right choice for everyone. I was shocked when I first used my first MacBook pro at how hot it got.

     

    It seems some people may have iPads that run hotter than others. I don't have these charging issues with mine and it cools as soon as I let it be. I just wanted to express I expected more heat with this model. Mine is where I expected it. You all do what you want to.

     

    I'm out.

  • Jcvallecillo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 19, 2012 6:42 PM (in response to faatty)

    I just notice that my Ipad is not that hot when batery life is under 50 %.

  • NyVetteGuy Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
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    Mar 19, 2012 6:52 PM (in response to thrlride)

    I took an infrared temp reading as well and had the same readings as you...

     

    101 on the front left side while in portrait mode...this was the highest temp on the front, located right about where the second row of app icons is located...the temp then trails off by a few degrees as I move up, down or right from that area...

     

    Maybe if someone at Apple is reading this ;-) this will help them locate what is causing the warmer area on this spot on the iPad.

  • Remle.Mac Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 19, 2012 6:56 PM (in response to Jcvallecillo)

    Finally!!! Cast your doubts aside... a fix to the heating issue is here... http://www.buzzfeed.com/remlem/the-new-ipad-heating-issue-fix-16m2 ... You're all welcome

  • BeersYourFriend Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Mar 19, 2012 7:04 PM (in response to Remle.Mac)

    Wow, our problems are solved! LOL!

  • gregarious64 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 19, 2012 7:09 PM (in response to faatty)

    I think I figured out what's happening here: The brightness has a greater range on the new iPad, allowing you to turn it up higher than you can on the iPad 1 and 2. I came to this conclusion by setting one next to the other. The new iPad can clearly be turned up brighter than the iPad 2. Combine that with a larger battery, a graphic processor that's working harder to compensate for a greater number of pixels, and warmer colored screen causing a natural desire to make it whiter by turning up the brightness, and I think you'll have your reason for the heat.

     

    I predict Apple will workaround the issue by lowering the overall possible intensity.

  • NovaSins Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 19, 2012 7:13 PM (in response to gregarious64)

    gregarious64 wrote:

     

    I think I figured out what's happening here: The brightness has a greater range on the new iPad, allowing you to turn it up higher than you can on the iPad 1 and 2. I came to this conclusion by setting one next to the other. The new iPad can clearly be turned up brighter than the iPad 2. Combine that with a larger battery, a graphic processor that's working harder to compensate for a greater number of pixels, and warmer colored screen causing a natural desire to make it whiter by turning up the brightness, and I think you'll have your reason for the heat.

     

    I predict Apple will workaround the issue by lowering the overall possible intensity.

     

    genius!  i was just thinking about this on my drive home from work.

     

    we all claim the battery and graphics card  ..... but the only solution so far has been to turn down the brightness

     

    so does brightness affect how quickly or how much of the battery is being used ,  does brightness make the processor work harder, does brightnesss affect the work on the video card?

  • Jcvallecillo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 19, 2012 7:14 PM (in response to Remle.Mac)

    Really nice. Lol.

    A lot better when my iPad is under 50 % life batery .

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