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New iPad overheating?

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  • JaxBchRon Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 20, 2012 7:11 AM (in response to A.Wu)

    My NEW iPad warmed up too...

    Agree that MUST use the charger that came with to charge (AT&T store confirmed)

    Targus sells a great full case that eliminates the warm issue.

     

    CNBC ran a piece at 10AM EST where they said gets warm after 30 minutes

     

    I drove for over two hours yesterday with 4G running - was warm - not TOO hot to handle.

     

    Remember the antenna issue with iPhone?

     

    THIS TOO SHALL PASS

     

    Ron @ Jacksonville Beach Florida

  • David Diggs Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 20, 2012 7:17 AM (in response to JaxBchRon)

    Overheating here too...and kind of disappointed with the battery life.

  • Ubercat Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 20, 2012 7:34 AM (in response to faatty)

    I haven't been running mine hard, just an hour here and there in the evening.

     

    The iPad arrived with a 93% charge. After turning it on for a quick check, I charged it with the included wall charger to 100% and I'm still running on the same charge (since the 16th). I'm down to about 60%

     

    It doesn't get warm in the lower left or anywhere in any orientation. It does sound like a batch issue. I'll post back if mine warms up or becomes hot.

     

    Message was edited by: Ubercat 16g Wifi only.

  • Rhosalina Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 20, 2012 7:30 AM (in response to Ubercat)

    I am stomping my feet! I waited since Christmas to have mine. I just got the iPad 3 64 3g wifi Friday. While I was playing a bubble popper game it got very hot so I removed it from the case. I didn't want to fry the innards. When I set it on my lap - it burned my thighs! I had a red rectangle on my thighs for about 15 minutes! I am ****** that they didn't know of this 10 degrees hotter or (95 fricking degrees) than the iPad2 and fixed it before the release. I just left Verzon a very unhappy customer and I am obviously still stomping my feet!

  • Chamar Level 4 Level 4 (2,035 points)
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    Mar 20, 2012 7:35 AM (in response to Ubercat)

    Mine barely gets warm either and I've been working it hard.  It's a 64GB wifi/4g.  Getting around 9 hours battery life after only a couple of battery cycles.  My problem is that it takes almost 8 hours to fully charge from 0%.

  • HMBGENO Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 20, 2012 7:38 AM (in response to JaxBchRon)

    That's really strange. Mine does not get hot and I'm hold it with nothing inbetween the back and my hands.          

    It holds a charge very well and doesn't get hot while charging which it does in a very reasonable amount of time. Doesn't get hot while watching movies, searching the Web, looking at Email, Playing games or Downloading. 

    If I had to hazzard a guess I'd say you have defective units.                                                                             

         Iv'e had time now to talk to a number of other 3rd Gen. owners in my area who are also experiancing no over heating problems. For that matter no problems at all.

     

         hmbgeno   

  • HMBGENO Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 20, 2012 7:47 AM (in response to JaxBchRon)

         I have to agree. It must be a bad batch.I have the 64Gb 4G and it hold a charge longer than I expected with no heat issues.

  • SRLA Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 20, 2012 7:49 AM (in response to faatty)

    My 64gig wifi iPad 3 has been running very hot (bottom left & left edge) since I received it March 16. It starts to get warm after 30 minutes. I have brightness set to 60%. Smart cover.   It also takes a LONG time to charge.  I may return it before my 14 days are up. I hope it's just a bad batch.

  • Dirktanis Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 20, 2012 7:56 AM (in response to rogerfrombowling green)

    Mine also overheats...I will wait week also then it is going to find a new home unless there is some form of resolution.

    Glad I retained my original iPad.

  • NovaSins Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 20, 2012 8:30 AM (in response to Dirktanis)

    Update: Apple says the new iPad operates “well within our thermal specifications,” according to a statement given to the blog, The Loop. Without saying what those are, Apple’s spokeswoman Trudy Muller suggested any customers concerned about the heat issue “should contact AppleCare.”

  • Rich in Palo Alto Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 20, 2012 8:34 AM (in response to Limitin)

    How are you using the iPad when it gets very hot?  What app? Is wifi or LTE up or downloading?  Is it in a case that covers the metal?  It it being recharged when it gets hot?  Hot bright is e screen setting?

  • Apple II Forever Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 20, 2012 8:35 AM (in response to faatty)

    New data here. My new iPad 32 GB WiFi has been getting hot enough to go into shutdown mode when using the NetFlix App after 30 minutes. It gets very warm when viewing web pages with Safari but doesn't shut down. I am not using any case at all because I didn't want it to damage itself.

     

    Here's the kicker. My brother bought an identical iPad at the same time I bought mine. He brought his new iPad over for comparison. Using the NetFlix App to watch the same movie on his unit revealed that his iPad only gets slightly warm. If my iPad ran at the temperature his does I would have no complaint at all.

     

    This seems to indicate a quality control issue more than a design flaw. I think people having overheating issues should swap them at the Apple Store for a new unit. The new iPad is capable of running relatively cool but some defective units have gotten into the supply chain.

     

    I don't have any 3D games to really stress my iPad with but the Netflix App is enough to cause my unit to shut down fairly quickly. This simple comparison between identical units as described above shows that if you have a defective iPad, it will run too hot no matter what Apps you use it with.

     

    Apple should make a press release soon to get this situation under control. The "iWaffle Iron" jokes are already spreading in forums and email.

  • Rich in Palo Alto Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 20, 2012 8:36 AM (in response to joelfromcanada)

    People with poor eyesight may not see the difference in screen quality?

  • Rich in Palo Alto Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 20, 2012 8:39 AM (in response to RobinT60)

    When you say the iPad does not get hot, are you referring to the iPad, screen, metal or the case?

  • Wordfanne Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 20, 2012 8:45 AM (in response to NovaSins)

    You asked about a method for measuring the actual temperature of your overheating new ipad, and I'm using a little gun-shaped scanner from SMART SENSOR, it's an infrared thermometer which reads temps from -32c to 300 degrees c. i believe I've read Apple has stated that 35 celcius is the upper temperature for stable ipad efficacy...Yesterday my scanner registered as high as 104.8 degrees F.  That was right bedore I introduced New ipad to Old Lettuce in my refrigerator's crisper.  Pass the aloe

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