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  • BerthaVanation Calculating status...
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    Apr 3, 2012 9:58 PM (in response to faatty)

    As a longtime Apple fanatic, I purchased the new iPad (64GB Verizon 4G), after owning the iPad1 and iPad2.  The iPad 1, and moreso the iPad 2 were always this wonderful piece of glass that always did what I wanted and needed it to do.  It was always bizarre to me how neither one of them ever felt even the slighest bit warm no matter what I was doing.

     

    I think I was spoiled up until I started using my new iPad which immediately felt warm, and quickly felt hot.  I found this forum and other similar ones, and followed all the recommendations for 2 weeks at which time I decided it was too hot for me to use.....or at least too hot to enjoy like I have enjoyed the iPad1 and iPad2.

     

    After all these years of owning Apple products, this was the first time I had the need to visit an Apple store which was not enjoyable.  I swapped for a new iPad which seems to have the same heat issue.  Many on these (and other) boards are dismissing this issue, but it is real.

     

    After being so incredibly satisfied with the iPad 1 and iPad 2, I am sincerely wishing I had not sold my iPad2 and I can honestly say that I do not wish to utilize my new iPad throughout every day like I had done with previous models.

     

    So, whether Apple or anybody else acknowledges or admits there is a major problem, I have been the unfortunate recipient of two very hot iPads which I do not wish to and do not plan to keep for whatever my two cents are worth.

  • Kim Hill1 Level 2 Level 2 (160 points)
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    Apr 3, 2012 10:08 PM (in response to BerthaVanation)

    BerthaVanation wrote:

     

    As a longtime Apple fanatic, I purchased the new iPad (64GB Verizon 4G), after owning the iPad1 and iPad2.  [...] After all these years of owning Apple products, this was the first time I had the need to visit an Apple store which was not enjoyable. 

     

    BerthaVanation is a troll.

     

    The talking points and the style are immediately recognizable. Member here since: one hour.

  • Bellatone Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 3, 2012 10:12 PM (in response to Kim Hill1)

    A troll?  How so?  It's the absolute truth along with these darn things not charging.  And all the ones that are coming with yellow screens because of glue.

     

    Don't call someone a troll because they don't agree with your fanboyism and undying loyalty to a defective product.

  • Kim Hill1 Level 2 Level 2 (160 points)
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    Apr 3, 2012 10:26 PM (in response to Bellatone)

    Just read the post. If you've been paying atention here, you'll recognize it. Who knows how many other posts "BerthaVanation" has written here under other names.

  • BerthaVanation Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 3, 2012 10:40 PM (in response to Kim Hill1)

    Are you serious Kim Hill1?  This is the first post I have ever written on any Apple board for any reason.  So many people complaining that there are only a couple people posting on this board, but as soon as someone new posts their experience, you call them a troll?

     

    Give me a break, and get a life.  I am a complete Apple nut who is always singing their praise, but I do believe they missed the mark with the new iPad.

     

    As many have correctly pointed out, Apple has sold millions of these units, and what I or anyone else posts on this board will probably not make a difference to Apple, and they will still sell millions more.

     

    But I felt like sharing my experience that the new iPad has some issues......with the heat issue being big enough for me to return my product and go back to the iPad 2.  I am still going back to an Apple product, but I just wish to skip this particular version..... maybe the next new iPad will be more usable for me.

  • Kim Hill1 Level 2 Level 2 (160 points)
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    Apr 3, 2012 10:59 PM (in response to BerthaVanation)

    I'm quite serious. If you're not a troll, you're writing very much like one.

  • j-picard Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Apr 4, 2012 12:04 AM (in response to BerthaVanation)

    If there was a problem with the 3, they would not have sold "millions" of them.  The vast majority seem to be working well.

  • Mikeal Calculating status...
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    Apr 4, 2012 12:10 AM (in response to Kim Hill1)

    I wrote on this forum a couple of days ago so this is only my second post ever (and before you get sarted I have not used any pseudyonyms or other names either.) As previously stated my first iPad was defective and became warm to touch when it was idle or on occasions where it was not the case it became very warm within 15 minutes of usage. I noticed the problem from the outset and called applecare within the first 45 min of owning the device before the media started publishing comments on the consumer reports article. I am telling you this because my noticing that the device was quite warm (compared to an iPad 2 which was previously being used in my house) was without any prejudice from the media! I took back the device and waited a week so I could be assured my device was from a new batch and then proceeded to make an additional purchase. I am in the process of letting it go through at least 3-5 charge cycles before I make my final decision. Although this new new iPad does not get as hot as fast as my first new iPad did when it does heat up its most uncomfotable - definately not like the inert glass slab that was the iPad 1 or 2. Now again (before I become the latest recipient of your condesending remarks) I understand the new iPad will get warmer due to the new screen, number of LED's and the pure grunt of the A5X processor but that does not mean that the consumer has to like it. The fact is its hot and some peoples more noticably that others. All I really have to say is if after the next few cycles the new iPad remains uncomfortable to use then in my eyes it is a defective product considering that nothing else I have ever bought from Apple has been a neusance. And because you have to hold this being hot is in my opinion a bit of a design flaw - but that all depends on the individual. I am hoping the issue remedies itself for whatever reason and if it dosent I, like a lot of other people I am sure, will have to weigh the options of keeping this device and simply dealing with the issue or returing it once again and hoping the next new iPad will go back to being the cold piece of glass I want it to be.

  • BerthaVanation Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 4, 2012 8:28 AM (in response to Kim Hill1)

    I am not sure what it means to write like a troll, but I would encourage others to post their experiences regarding this issue, without worry of the Ogre jumping on them and calling them a troll.

     

    The purpose of this forum is to share your experiences, and help educate others who either already own the new iPad or are considering purchasing one.

     

    Only you can make the decision to purchase the new iPad, and you will do so after reading of other's experiences thanks to this forum and others like it.

     

    Please do not feed The Ogre!

  • Kim Hill1 Level 2 Level 2 (160 points)
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    Apr 4, 2012 9:04 AM (in response to BerthaVanation)

    I still believe you're a troll.

     

    A "longtime Apple fanatic" who only joined Apple Discussions last night- supposedly after two weeks "following all the recommendations" on heat issues & exchanging an iPad — immediately bashing the iPad 3 with oddly familiar language.

     

    All in the classic style of a concern troll:

     

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troll_(Internet)#Concern_troll

     

    Sorry.

  • BerthaVanation Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 4, 2012 11:03 AM (in response to Kim Hill1)

    How Odd.  Really Ogre?  I only joined Apple discussions last night because I have been watching what you have been doing to everyone who has posted their experience on this board and I could not figure out why you have to jump on everyone who posts, and attempt to derail the true purpose of their post.  I have figured it out, and you probably think you are pretty sneaky.

     

    I see that you are trying to not only discredit everyone's opinion, but also focus on anything and everything else but the actual issues being discussed.

     

    I was not sure exactly WHY you are trying to shift the spotlight from the iPad issues users are experiencing, but I can clearly see WHAT you are trying to do.  I believe you are actually an Apple employee who was sent here to settle down the masses and convince them that the heat issue is not really an issue at all.  Are you doing the same for the wi-fi issues too?

     

    A couple pages ago, you mentioned the difficulty in having an intelligent conversation, and I can now see why that is difficult for you.

     

    Instead of focusing on the real issues, just continue your inflammatory, extraneous, and off-topic attacks, and you will succeed in completely diluting the purpose of these boards, and scare away the good folks who are legitimitely looking for answers....at least that is what Apple has hired The Ogre to do.

     

    I do not think anyone is afraid of the Ogre, but I would guess that most are tired of your ridiculous Ogre antics, and your efforts to keep these iPad issues out of the spotlight.

     

    When you provide your status report to Apple, you can let them know that we are on to you, and we have discovered The Ogre.  Nice try.

  • Kim Hill1 Level 2 Level 2 (160 points)
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    Apr 4, 2012 12:02 PM (in response to BerthaVanation)

    BerthaVanation wrote:

     

    A couple pages ago, you mentioned the difficulty in having an intelligent conversation, and I can now see why that is difficult for you.

     

    You continue to demonstrate an excellent grasp of this thread — for someone who was a non-participant until 12 hours ago.

     

    I see that you are trying to not only discredit everyone's opinion, but also focus on anything and everything else but the actual issues being discussed.

     

    You need to pay better attention- I'm already on record in this thread with reservations about iPad 3 heat. And just for laughs — take a look at me complaining about the iPad 3 battery at MacRumors. Thing is, after cycling the battery a couple times & backing off the brightness a bit from 100%, my problems cleared up.

     

    I believe you are actually an Apple employee

     

    Oh, please. I've been in these forums for 10 years, and with a miniscule amount of Google-fu, you can find me on the net as a certifiably non-Apple employee. Unlike people who post under anonymous handles — like you.

  • j-picard Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Apr 4, 2012 12:15 PM (in response to faatty)

    What is the issue here?  The unit gets warm when it runs hard and heavy for a while, so what?  Touch the bottom of many laptops or desktops and they will get hot as well.  Is this shocking?

     

    The unit is pushing a massive amount of battery power to sustain the screen, that means the battery will get warm, just shocking...

     

    And yes, bertha does smell of trolling, but my reaction to that as well as the larger issue of this thread is, so what?  The ipad 3 is an amazing device...as someone who has endured true apple disasters - this is certainly not one of them.

  • BerthaVanation Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 4, 2012 12:27 PM (in response to j-picard)

    Ah, another Ogre.

     

    Um, the iPad is not a laptop or a desktop, and the heat is absolutely shocking if you have ever used the iPad1 or iPad2.  I think everyone know that laptops and desktops can get hot, but you are posting in the iPad community, and iPad users are not used to them heating up.

     

    I understand it has a bigger battery to sustain the screen, and blah, blah, but the bottom line is that the previous iPads did not get even the slightest bit warm, and the new one gets HOT!  Completely unexpected based on the two previous models.  I agree the iPad 3 is an amazing devices, but it gets HOT under normal use.  Period.

     

    So it is up to each user to determine if they can deal with the hot iPad, or if they wish to revert back to a previous version.

     

    The Ogres are absolutely ridiculous, and cannot even respond to the actual issues, all they can do is attack...which is exactly what Apple is paying them for.

     

    j-picard, you smell of an Ogre, but so what?

     

    I am not sure what a "true apple edisaster" is, but I am sorry you had to endure it.

  • Paranoid-Android Calculating status...
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    Apr 4, 2012 12:30 PM (in response to faatty)

    Don't know why you guys are still posting here.

     

    YES! The new iPad (3) gets really hot.

     

    So you have two options:

     

    1. Keep it and live with the heat.

     

    2. Return it! I did and finally got past these heat issue worries.

     

     

    The fanboys and Apple apologists here are so annoying. Get over yourselves fanboys. We are all Apple customers here. Yes, we are demanding, but Apple products are not cheap. We demand a lot for our hard earned money and Apple usually delivers.

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