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  • 300. Re: New iPad overheating?
    HorseLov Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

         Hey! I was so elated by the news of the 'New iPad'. I will be a first time iPad owner, yet I know how to use one as if I've owned one for a long time! I have been waiting to buy one since July of last year. But I decided to wait for the newest version to come out. I have a question though... Should I buy the new iPad and do the battery draining trick? Or wait a few months (maybe Apple will fix it?) then purchase one? I'm not sure! I have been saving for a while, I want to buy it at the right time! Any helpful answers would be greatly appreciated!! 

     

                                                                                                   Thanks!

                                                                                                                   ~HorseLov

  • 301. Re: New iPad overheating?
    JayinNYC Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    64GB, AT&T WiFi  new iPad here - Add me to the growing list of those experiencing not just a warmth issue, but an uncomfortably warm/hot issue.  I tried ignoring it for a few days but I think this is going to be a problem for me over time; I have pins in my left wrist from an accident and it really triggers a lot of discomfort while holding the iPad, (I'm right handed, hold with my left).

     

    I'm also experiencing faster battery drain than I ever did with my iPad II, but I'm hoping this is just me.

     

    I love you Apple but come on!  Didn't you test these things?

  • 302. Re: New iPad overheating?
    dignanmorse Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    GIve me a break:

    "useless if you can't hold it in your hand without welding mittens on"

    That has got to be one of the wimpiest over exaggerations I've ever read on a support forum. It's absolutely a fantastic device, and yes it may get warmer than the previous model, but as long as the batteries aren't being depleted ultrafast it really doesn't matter all that much. Do Apple a giant favor, bring back your iPad and stop complaining. Leave these forums for people with real problems.

  • 303. Re: New iPad overheating?
    Parallex33 Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)

    Is your brightness on full?  Turn it half way and it will stop draining the battery as well as operate a lot cooler...

  • 304. Re: New iPad overheating?
    Coppertiger Level 2 Level 2 (490 points)

    Everyone experiencing warm/hot/overheating problems should report this to Apple, along with your serial (IMEI) number - see Settings/About.  Googling "Apple Product Recalls"  will show that problems do occur from time to time.  Though having researched the issues, found it has always been due to faults with various batches of supply from 3rd party suppliers, IE.  Batteries with the iPod Nano back in 2005/2006.  And yes the new processor does work harder but for throughput it has been optimised due to architecture to consume less power per processor core and run cooler.

    If in doubt contact Apple and give them your device info.  A pattern will allow them to quickly establish whether there is a batch problem at a component level.  I have changed two products over the years with them under warranty and their service is first class.  Your comments count best when coupled with calls to Service Support. I'm sticking with my iPad2, suppose that might make me a bit of a dinosaur but hey, "If it aint broken ......"

  • 305. Re: New iPad overheating?
    joenewtzie Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm pretty sure, like most Apple products, they have a fail safe in which the product turns off after 113 degrees Fahrenheit. If consumer reports did a test at 116F, wouldn't it power off at such high temperatures? Looks like you might need to install smcFanControl

  • 306. Re: New iPad overheating?
    dignanmorse Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    yes, smcFanControl will solve the problem.

  • 307. Re: New iPad overheating?
    dignanmorse Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    My battery has been performing very well in comparison to both my iPad 2 and original iPad. I'd suggest a full depletion (until it shuts itself down) and then a full recharge to 100%. Make sure it is fully charged, indiacated by the little "electrical plug" symbol showing inside of the battery symbol. Also, try to leave it plugged in for the entire charging cycle, as opposed to unplugging before it is full and then resuming charging later. Another thing to be aware of is that Li batteries may not reach their optimum capacity until being exercised through a few charge cycles. Often, with new devices, I find the battery performance improves over the first few depletion/replenishment cycles.

  • 308. Re: New iPad overheating?
    HorseLov Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Should I buy the new iPad and do the battery draining trick? Or wait a few months (maybe Apple will fix it?) then purchase one?  

                                           

  • 309. Re: New iPad overheating?
    BeersYourFriend Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    We want free iPad 3 cases, Apple!

     

    This will solve the issue. Just like the Free cases for the iPhone 4, fixed with "antennagate" problem.

     

    What do you guys think? Free cases?

  • 310. Re: New iPad overheating?
    dignanmorse Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    If you want a new iPad, buy it. If not, don't. The battery is not very good at all if you don't own the device and the device you buy now will almost certainly be the same as the one you purchase in a few months. If any changes are made they will almost certainly be software related.

  • 311. Re: New iPad overheating?
    JayinNYC Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I think we all new that was an exaggeration.    Or at least most of us.

  • 312. Re: New iPad overheating?
    wolfmanjack Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    My wife has not received her iPad but was pleased to know it will warm her cold hands...

  • 313. Re: New iPad overheating?
    GENE GOLDENSTEIN Level 1 Level 1 (115 points)

    No one can answer your question.

    No one!

     

    HorseLov

     

         Hey! I was so elated by the news of the 'New iPad'. I will be a first time iPad owner, yet I know how to use one as if I've owned one for a long time! I have been waiting to buy one since July of last year. But I decided to wait for the newest version to come out. I have a question though... Should I buy the new iPad and do the battery draining trick? Or wait a few months (maybe Apple will fix it?) then purchase one? I'm not sure! I have been saving for a while, I want to buy it at the right time! Any helpful answers would be greatly appreciated!! 

     

                                                                                                    Thanks!

                                                                                                                    ~HorseLov

  • 314. Re: New iPad overheating?
    dirty-j Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Well, we all know that the battery is far larger than the orignal iPad or iPad 2 due to the amount of juice that it takes to light up that pretty new display and run that new quad-core GPU. A lithium-polymer battery is used in the new iPad just as it is in every other moble device, and if you understand how these batteries work, then it would make perfect sense as to why the new iPad runs warmer, or hot depending on your interpritation or sensitivity.

     

    Batteries use electrolytes that require "exercising" to get the most longivity, both day to day and for the life of the battery. Heat is created during the process of excersing the battery, or while you use or charge the device. The left side of the iPad is where the logic board is located, and the exact spot where it gets hottest is more than likely where the battery connects to the board, which could be considered the "gateway" of where all of the battery's energy is flowing to, which would explain why that spot gets hottest, sort of like how your catalytic converter on your car gets blazingly hot because that's where all of the exaust from the engine is first constricted or bottled-necked.

     

    Naturally, the faster the battery drains, the faster it gets warm/ hot, much like friction. So if you're playing a 3D action game for hours on end, then you can expect the processor to be under more duress as well as the electrolytes to be exercised that much quicker, which in turns depletes the battery that much quicker and causes a much hotter battery than you would find breifly checking emails or lightly surfing the web. Think of it like trying to start a fire the old school way with a stick running back and forth against another flat piece of wood - if your surfing the web for a few minutes or checking emails then it's the same as lightly to moderately running the stick back and forth, but if you're playing a 3D game then you're vigorously running the stick back and forth and you'll probably get that fire that you were hoping for.

     

    I know that this isn't a super scientific answer, but it is common sense: The battery is bigger, which means that there is a lot more electrolytes that create heat when used or recharged, and if there are more electrolytes then it can only get hotter under more duress.

     

    I obviously have no idea if this is a firmware issue that can be corrected by an update (much like the 4S battery issues), but since the iPad is using the same OS as every other Apple mobile device that is capable of running iOS 5 and we're not seeing a flood of new heat issues for iPhones or iPods with the latest 5.1 update, I'm guessing that it's due to the larger battery and the amount of power required to light up the highest resolution display currently available on the market across all devices (less the rare 4000k display) as well as the software that the ipad is capable of running, such as the Infinity Blade series. Side note: For those of you that don't know, firmware is the software that runs the hardware, in the simplest definition. If there is a bug in the firmware, one of the many affects that you would see is a hot battery or poor battery life.

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