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  • 375. Re: New iPad overheating?
    jumpo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Just signed up to add another to the list of way too hot.


    One page open in safari browsing at 30% brightness for 20 minutes mine gets warm. Not hot, but warm and makes my hands sweat. 


    Try playing Infinity Blade 2 at ~75% brightness for 30 minutes with it on the couch, I exited the game and picked up the iPad and it was HOT. Not warm, it was close to being able to burn and the couch seat felt like it had a warmer in it!


    Ive had the 1st ipad for a year and never experienced anything like this.


    It is unbearable to hold or have in lap with the heat it generates specificaly in the bottom left corner.


    Trying to hold the iPad and play games is impossible simply because of the heat it generates and transfers through to my hands and fingers which makes sliding on the screen impossible.


    Tryed running out battery and recharging couple of times and hasnt helped. :(


    I however have had no issues with battery life, still great!



    Will be returning if I can for a replacement

  • 376. Re: New iPad overheating?
    ReddogX Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Don't fly on an Qantas Airbus 380 with Trent motors then!  Overrheating Ipads on long flights and those leaky Trent motor would be a nasty outcome. I wonder if FAA will put out a notice to not use them til its safe!  Imagine sitting on a Airbus 380 with 500 overheating Ipad3s cooking away!  Ouch. BYOP. Bring Your Own Parachute! LOL. Apple needs to remember Google's slogan  "'Do no evil". We apple users don't need any more exploding electronics thank you.

  • 377. Re: New iPad overheating?
    jumpo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Sounds like it'd make a good movie!


    Apples new iPad slogan should be.  'the Apple iPad, it's hotter than your toaster!'

  • 378. Re: New iPad overheating?
    Matt941 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    another note.. My battery charger, the part that plugs into the wall gets HOT as well!! I dont think that is good:( That plug being hot,that close to the wall! Battery life seems to be ok, same as my ipad 2.. Anyone else have a HOT battery charger???

  • 379. Re: New iPad overheating?
    jumpo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I haven't really checked with my iPad but a friends eee pad slider charger gets very hot (to hot to hold) when charging and it's fine.  So i don't think it is as of much concern :]  Just make sure it doesn't melt

  • 380. Re: New iPad overheating?
    Al404 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    i read some of your post, are you guys all from US?

    from what i read it seems nobody with heat problem is from Europe, or outside US


    anybody with heat problem tried to turn off GPS and / or wifi + 4G?

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




    Cycle your battery by fully discharging it and then recharging overnight.  Do this twice if necessary.


    These batteries don't like being used straight out of the box.  You need to fully charge before use.  It will extend your battery life and reduce the heat being generated.

  • 382. Re: New iPad overheating?
    Guy - UK Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    I have a 64gb non wifi version in the UK and have had no problems with heat at all at either end of the iPad. Sorry to those having issues.

  • 383. Re: New iPad overheating?
    gipsyspirit Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm from the UK and have had no problem with overheating (yet, anyhow). I'm not a heavy user - internet bowsing, emails, watching films, listening to music etc - no gaming -  but it seems no different to my iPad 2.

  • 384. Re: New iPad overheating?
    gipsyspirit Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Oh, and I also have the brighness turned right down - but only becuae I prefer it that way after staring at a computer screen all day for my work (gives my eyes a rest).

  • 385. Re: New iPad overheating?
    jumpo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm in Australia and still have the heat issue so it's not just the US. 


    Just got the automated call back from apple express lane or whatever it's called that I contacted today (only took them 9 hours) spent 20 minutes on hold, then some lady said I had been rerouted and transferred me to max, sat dialing for a minute before getting hung up on....


    Thanks Apple

  • 386. Re: New iPad overheating?
    prabhusara Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I am from Germany (New iPad-Wifi+4G,32 GB. 4G not used though). When I use with max. brightness, just after 12-13 minutes of usage(browing some basic sites, checking email, twitter and nothing more) the back of the iPad(left bottom corner) starts getting warmer and it continues to be so at the same level atleast until an hour, after which I switched on Gangstar Rio game (optimized for Retina Display) it was running hot & very hot. I closed the game after 30 minutes, it started getting relatively better and back to the same warmness it had during my first hour of usage, and maintained the same warmth during further usage. Also, I think I would have got probably 6 hours of battery usage. I had 25% remaining after 41/2 hours of continuous usage.


    No point in taking about finer details of temperature, it is really a biggest disaster for me in terms of User Experience, retina display is gorgeous though. You keep feeling the heat throughout the time you hold your iPad and believe me - it feels very very uncomfortable. Also, I have no idea how it fares compared to the previous iPads heat factor, as I am first time user of iPad.


    Please Apple - Do something. I got the iPad after a long consideration and thoughts.

  • 387. Re: New iPad overheating?
    ComeOn09 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Oh Crap !

    Really ? I hate when this hapeend my ipad on the way ! and now ever one complain  !

  • 388. Re: New iPad overheating?
    EL-Benjo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm scared the adhesive might melt. When people want to open their iPads, they use a heat gun or hair dryer to melt the adhesive that holds the glass onto the ipad, if it heats so much, it could act as a heat gun and melt the adhesive, causing the glass to fall. Thats higly unlikely though, because after melting the adhesive, it takes about 20 to 30 minutes to stick thing under it and lift it up. And yes, my iPad does heat up so much that i have to set it down, it burns my hands, no errors thoug, my hands get used to it but it is very annoying. My iPad 1 never had heating problems. After playing Sky Gamblers: Air Supremecy, my iPad was dying.

  • 389. Re: New iPad overheating?
    privacy2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Looking at some of these posts...So many whiners and so little time. Steve would back me on that one :-)

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