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  • enderx Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)
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    Mar 23, 2012 9:04 AM (in response to dalepa)

    I think they are talking about the fact that Matt always keeps his iPad at 100% brightness.  It's not needed in most indoor situations.

    dalepa wrote:

     

    Brighness setting depends on your ambient light.   In my bedroom, 50% is too bright, in my office (with a window) 100% setting is too dim...   that's why.

     

  • rbrylawski Level 6 Level 6 (10,785 points)
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    Mar 23, 2012 10:11 AM (in response to zachberry)

    zachberry wrote:

     

    1. Not a troll - I'm typing this up on a MBP in an office full of Mac hardware.  iOS is a slick sexy buttery piece of software that Android is miserably trying to keep up with.  Johnny Ive is my hero.  I promise I'm not sitting here with my pizza-faced cabal of Apple haters eagerly slinging Apple hate over the internets.

    2. I'm upset that Apple - which I hold in high regard - bascially released a tablet computer that is bigger, heaver, and hotter than the previous model.  I get that it is what it is, and that arguing about it isn't going to change it - that doesn't mean I'm not still dissatisfied.

    3. I'm annoyed by the defensive commentary and the statements that A) People having problems are trying to smear Apple and B) Articles pointing out issues with the new iPad are just empty controversy-spreading linkbait yellow journalism.

    4. I want to know more information about the people who are reporting that their iPads have "no heat issues".  I want to know if my iPad is actually defective or not.

     

    I've decided to keep the iPad 3 despite the issues, because the screen is amazing technology and I don't want to be left in the past with last years model.  Still, if it can run cooler than it currently is I want to know.

    Zach....I'm one of those who:  Has no abnormal heat issues and no Wifi connection issues.  If your iPad is running too hot and it makes you uncomfortable holding it, I would suggest you return it for a replacement unit.  One can surmise, from reading through this thread that:

     

    1.  Some people may be exaggerating this issue a tad

    2.  Some people are pushing their iPads to the limits with intensive graphics and screens at 100% and then wondering why their iPad is warm or even hot

    3.  Some people truly have a malfunctioning unit.  When a company puts over 4 million units in peoples hands in a matter of days, there are likely going to be some units that do not operate as designed.

    4.  Some people just really enjoy commiserating online, but aren't inclined to do anything to help themselves

    5.  Some people join in to add fuel to the "flame" but they don't really own an iPad

     

    To me, it's clear you do own one and you are worried it get's warm.  Have it checked out if you are concerned.  I'm confident Apple will take care of you......

  • macverick Calculating status...
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    Mar 23, 2012 10:27 AM (in response to rbrylawski)

    I got my All New Ipad on 16th. I restored with Icloud. so far I have not see any of these issues. I don't use the brighhness at 100%. At night when I am reading a book or navigating the internet I have the  lights off and have the auto brightness on. Still,I have also used with at maybe 65% brightness in other ocassions and dont see the heating.


    One thing that I did do though was that I never charged the IPAD when I first bought it. I let it drain all the way and then recharged completely overnight.

     

    I agree with  Zach. There might be a few that might be acting differently.

  • William Rivas Level 5 Level 5 (4,225 points)
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    Mar 23, 2012 10:29 AM (in response to faatty)

    faatty wrote:

     

    Just got my new iPad. I'm loving the screen and speed but there's something weird about it. It gets rather warm/hot after 30minutes of usage. It has never happened on my iPad 2.

     

    Do you think it's harmless or .... ?

    Yes you can. See link below:

     

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57401047-37/confirmed-new-ipads-heat-a-non-iss ue/

     

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    MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.3), iPhone 4S 64GB iMac 2.93 (2) iPad 3
  • zachberry Calculating status...
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    Mar 23, 2012 11:00 AM (in response to rbrylawski)

    I'm on my second iPad 3 - The first one was a preorder, the second was from an Apple campus store.  It's possible I got unlucky twice.  I'm holding out to see if the "two day fix" helps, if not I'll call Apple Care, and if none of that helps I guess I'll exchange it again.

     

    A question for you: Did you own an iPad 2 before this?  The heat issue is very noticeable to me since I have the always-cool iPad 2 to compare it to.  I wonder if that is impacting some of these responses.  What brightness do you run yours at?

     

    I keep mine at around 50% at night and up to 80% during the day.

     

    As a side note I can confirm as far as I know my iPad has no Wifi issues.  I saw a YouTube video with a iPad 3 death grip but I can't replicate it thankfully.

  • BeersYourFriend Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Mar 23, 2012 11:25 AM (in response to DazisHERE)

    I just like to heat things up! LOL!

     

    Look guys...

    I am just curious about what others have to say about their iPads. I have tried different techniques, to reduce the heat issues, and lowering the brightness works. My problem is that it shouldn't get so hot, at 100% brightness, since I never had a problem like that with my iPad 2. My problem has already been fixed, but am interested in the further discussion of this forum.

  • Limitin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 23, 2012 11:49 AM (in response to faatty)

    I just brought my original iPad 3 32GB Verizon back to the Apple Store. I had them hold it before use and then used it for 30 minutes. They then confirmed that it was definitely hotter than it should have been. They switched it out for a replacement.

     

    Weird thing is, the replacement gets even hotter than the original. I have to admit, I am not using it in a extremely cool place like the apple store, but I am using it in the Northern US, which should  keep it within operating temps.

     

    With this new one, it gets hot just sitting at the home screen. It seems worse than the one I had previously. I am going to give it a few days and bring it back if this one also does not cool down.

     

    I also put this one into a case and have tried with auto brightness OFF and brightness at both 75% and 100%.

  • alejandrofromlakewood Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Mar 23, 2012 11:53 AM (in response to faatty)

    Thats what ipad users get. They buy the new apple shiny slab thinking its the best and they have no clue of all the flaws that it has.   My original ipad has never gotten warm and i quite happy with it. So it seems to me that apple is working backwards. I cannot beileve that it took this long to put in a retina display and 4g capabilitlities.

  • Monique220 Calculating status...
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    Mar 23, 2012 12:17 PM (in response to faatty)

    After reviewing this entire thread and switching my 1st model because of the heat, I realize that the problem was the fact that on the new iPad the default location settings is on for all applications that require gps positioning. Once I replaced my initial new iPad, I disabled the location settings for safari and any other app that I didn't need the location feature turned to and my iPad is now just tepid. When I initially purchased the new iPad I didn't realize this and I returned it for different model.  I started to have the same heating issue until I disabled location settings for safari, drained my battery completely and charged this bad boy up again. Now everything is perfect and I have my screen on 100% brightness. I am operating with a 64 gb 4g Verizon tablet. Trust me it's the location settings for safari that is causing the heat. Turn it off and you will be good to go.

  • rbrylawski Level 6 Level 6 (10,785 points)
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    Mar 23, 2012 12:19 PM (in response to zachberry)

    zachberry wrote:

     

    I'm on my second iPad 3 - The first one was a preorder, the second was from an Apple campus store.  It's possible I got unlucky twice.  I'm holding out to see if the "two day fix" helps, if not I'll call Apple Care, and if none of that helps I guess I'll exchange it again.

     

    A question for you: Did you own an iPad 2 before this?  The heat issue is very noticeable to me since I have the always-cool iPad 2 to compare it to.  I wonder if that is impacting some of these responses.  What brightness do you run yours at?

     

    I keep mine at around 50% at night and up to 80% during the day.

     

    As a side note I can confirm as far as I know my iPad has no Wifi issues.  I saw a YouTube video with a iPad 3 death grip but I can't replicate it thankfully.

    Yes, I owned iPad 2 (now sold), but we still have another iPad 2 in our household, so I can compare them side by side.  My new iPad does not run hot.  Period.  It may be slightly warmer, which I don't find surprising, given the battery is twice the size of iPad 2.   And the screen has to draw waaaay more current too.  My Plasma tv screen heats my family room in the winter (I live in Florida).  Unless your iPad is too hot to hold in your hand, I probably wouldn't be too concerned about it.  Now, I do have my iPad in a case, but that case has the left side of iPad exposed when open, so I can always feel if there is unusual warmth radiating from it.  There has been none.  I'm also on my original charge which came with iPad out of the box.  I will likely run out of juice this evening and then will charge overnight while I'm sleeping.  In terms of brightness, I'm probably in the 50% -  75% range.  I find the screen simply too bright all the way up.

  • noddydog1 Calculating status...
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    Mar 23, 2012 12:21 PM (in response to faatty)

    Why is nobody asking the most obvious question, how much will this ovrheating shorten the lifespan of the ipad 3 battery?

     

    In the manual Apple state that the biggest battery killer is 'heat'. They say don't leavd your ipad in direct sunlight, etc, etc.

     

    Well what happens if your battery is heating up a lot as part of everyday use? Do you find that 18 months (or less) down the line you need a new battery installed?

     

    Is this going to be the original ipod battery issue all over again??????

     

    Will Apple accept any responbility if that turns out to be the case?

  • Apple_Fan_KBG Calculating status...
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    Mar 23, 2012 12:33 PM (in response to noddydog1)

    Apple,dont hide behind excuses and let us know whats happenning?Why this new ipad is overheating?please fix it,apple has always been the best top of the line products,but now this?come on?what's happenning?just tell us if you gonna come up with an ipad like this new ipad but with no overheating problems?

  • zachberry Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 23, 2012 12:47 PM (in response to rbrylawski)

    Thanks for the reply.  I think the difference here may be in the subjective realm of what is hot vs what is warm.  I wouldn't say my iPad runs hot typically.  It was hot during a stress test on http://primarycoffee.com/hotpad/ at 100% brightness - I measured 107 F with my inadequate testing solution.  That of course was trying to get it as hot as I could and was not normal operating conditions.  Otherwise I would say it runs "warm", which I agree makes sense for all the reasons you stated.

     

    My concern isn't about the it blowing up, melting or frying me.  My MBP gets hotter and I use it often.  My concern is, when running non-intensive apps like Safari, is your iPad generally cooler (although not necessarly as cold as the iPad 2) than mine, or are we talking about the same thing?

     

    With the smart cover it's not bad, but you can still feel the heat. :/

     

    And I'm actually a few hours away from you in Orlando.

  • 4options Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
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    Mar 23, 2012 1:45 PM (in response to Monique220)

    After trying all the things I could and calling Apple care, I took mine in to a store and exchanged it.  I set it up as a new ipad, then after downloading a handful of apps and trying to stream TV I am over 100 degree in a matter of minutes.  By the way, location services have nothing to do with it.  I have always had them turned off, and it makes no difference.  At this point I would say anyone claiming their ipad does not get rather warm at a high brightness and playing a game or streaming video is simply ignoring it.  Mine is 105 degrees right now with nothing but TV streaming running – no location services, no push, no games.  It is a great product and I would love to keep it, but I don’t see how.  If you don’t stream video, don’t play games, keep the brightness low, and don’t use it while plugged in then the heat will not be an issue.  Or you could be like the genius at Cnet and say it does not get hot provided you only use it 15 minutes at time and then let it cool down for 20 minutes before using it again.

  • JanieiPad Calculating status...
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    Mar 23, 2012 2:14 PM (in response to 4options)

    Hi,

    I saw that some people think that there was a bad batch of iPads,

    I was wondering if that btach wasonly in america as i can not see any reports of the new ipad overheating in england,

    If anyone has experienced this problem in the uk can they please reply to thins comment,

    Many Thanks

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