I use mine througout the day and at night when I get home. I surf the web, check emails, play games, watch movies and read a books.
I always use it at 60% -75% brightness and is perfect. I personaly think using it at 100% brightness beats the purpose of having this beautiful screen...
I've never heard about any official statements from Apple care that their iPads are overheating and thus any statements like " A friend told me" or "This guy told me" are stupid, childish and troll inviting.... please stop trolling...
Euphoria: I bought an iPad 3 a few weeks ago, from my local Verizon store, and it does indeed heat up, and become too uncomfortable to hold. I had it at 50 - 70%, trying various levels, and still, it got almost 'hot' after a very short time.
I returned it, and Verizon told me that they had 4 returns that week, for the same overheating problem.
So ... those who are stating this, are not trolls or liars, it's a very real problem.
I'm not sure if it's just some iPads or not, it seems it may be, since not everyone is having the same issue, but it IS an issue.
Also at work we have a few new iPads for app development and they work just the same...
You should stop throwing comments like this around. Read around the net, how many complaints, how many theories with correlating variables. Like someone said earlier on another thread, this isn't about picking on Apple, it isn't Obsessive Compulsive Disorder or anything like that.
Contract manufacturers train their workers through a tutorial-like session and there are possibilities of manufacturing instructions that are incorrect (i.e. application volume of compounds like thermal paste) etc and there's more than one facility out there in Foxconn and iPads are manually assembled to an extent.
Some iPads have hair/dirt IN their screens (pictures), some have cracks, some with a broken display, heat, poor internet connectivity of 4G iPads etc.. Not throwing in assumptions on number of cases, so please don't either. I suggest that you read around before throwing insensitive remarks.
The point about coming to these forums are that you seek help from Self-help Gurus in these forums. The general intent of visiting these forums are either that
- You have a problem, you need technical advice
- You've received help and now you're offering free advice
- Generally, people with working devices won't even bother visiting these forums, I hope that's clear to you.
- I suggest that before you say 'trolling', understand the demographics of these forums. They're also not as childlish as regular game forums.
There's also corrlelation between build quality & assembly plant used in case you don't know. I'm one who had 3 New iPads due to exchanges and not the only one with such a final conclusion.
The last paragraph.
More than one sources are already suggesting that.
I've done my 'on-site' kind of research just for getting the 'much better' 3rd unit and even before complaining to Apple Care the second time and found that DL assembled iPads are generally hotter (Of course, I Apple doesn't need this info and I didn't supply such information). 'On site' from different resellers, Apple Stores to the 2 DLs I've personally received. I'm not the only one with such a conclusion. The HK guy in this thread is just another example, he went to local HK Apple Stores just to confirm, pretty fortunate that he received a DY. You can find several more at different fansites/threads with similar conclusions, really. Or that when you're requesting serials from some guys needing technical advice, you'd probably see more DL iPads.
Not everybody agrees and I frequently use the word, general.
So far, production week 9,10,12,13,7 DLs were the ones I've sampled. Of course there's more than one in a number of subcategories. None of them were below hot. I'm a laptop user, my personal heat threshold isn't low.
Didn't get to check all, these were just some I remembered but they were usually after week 7.
Since you have no idea how many DLs and DYs have been made there is no way to draw any conclusion.
Do you really take unverifiable Internet reports seriously?
So if DY is a new facility (less units) which most likely is, it takes just one DY.
How does that sound? Isn't there something glaring about it?
I guess Encrypted11 mentioned one DY unit was because he owned one, which was same case as mine. I ain't saying all DL models have issues but I do believed, based on this thread, some does.
Meanwhile, the DY model that I'm current using (been for a week), I have no complains or whatsoever. For the battery charging, it cost me 5.5 hrs from flat to full and the transformer is merely warm, not hot.
So, with that, and may I quote, "So if DY is a new facility (less units) which most likely is, it takes just two DYs".
I have developed an odd issue, I think.
I have been running my ipad3 on 50% brightness with auto brightness turned on since purchasing it on release date. It has been great and no heat issues. However last night I noticed the screen seemed really dim (no change to settings). I have to turn auto brightness off to enjoy the correct brightness at 50%. As soon as I turn auto brightness back on the screen dims to a point that it isn't bright enough.
Anyone else getting this and if so what is the fix please?
The part I was saying about "So if DY is a new facility (less units) which most likely is, it takes just one DY"... I was trying to say So if DY is a new facility (less units) which most likely is, it takes just one DY to pacify a consumer and chances are that 0 exchanges will be made".
Considering a smaller sample, smaller production unit count as compared to DLs, these small number of DYs sampled already are performing better than their DL counterparts in a number of cases, less exchanges in the process.It certainly speaks a lot for itself.