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faatty Level 1 Level 1

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 .... ?

iPad (3rd generation) Wi-Fi, iOS 5.1
Solved by faatty on Mar 21, 2012 9:14 AM Solved

Ok guys, guess we can wrap this up now. After few more days of testing it seems it only gets a bit warm when used for a longer moment.


It got hot 1st day but I suppose it was because of me using it for few hours straight, constantly downloading apps and using others on full brightness.


We've got 1year warranty, so if it explodes it will be replaced

  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10

    Initial reports are that the new iPad does get warmer than the iPad 2. Whether or not what you're experiencing is normal or not I can't say not being able to check your iPad. If you have an Apple Store near you, you can set up an appointment at the Genius Bar and have them check it out.



  • Jalpuna Level 1 Level 1

    Does it get "hot" or simply warmer than you expected?  Mine is a new 64 gig wifi model and, yes, it gets warmer than my previous iPad 2.  I was surprised by this, which led me to google it and that's how I found your question here...  My new iPad is warm, but it's definitely not in any way hot.

  • husk24 Level 1 Level 1

    Mines wifi 64 bit too, having same problem too, what side does it get hot more? Mines left hand side . Opposite to where speakeris, and ita hard uncomfortable , pretty hot after 30 ,Mins

  • faatty Level 1 Level 1

    I might have exaggerated a little. It doesn't get hot-hot, but it is rather warm. Googled it as well and it seems to be a common thing. Guess its just the price we have to pay for all the goodness. I'm ok with it as long it's not exploding or melting in my hands. It's just a bit weird and like Jalpuna said - unexpected.


    ((btw mine's 64 gig wifi only ver))

  • Jalpuna Level 1 Level 1

    Here's something else odd: Mine has been in the dock since I opened the box.  It's charging and restoring my previous iPad's backup, so gigs and gigs of stuff is being installed.


    It was warm on the bottom left.  Not hot, as I said, but warm enough that I noticed and was surprised.


    Now, it's definitely cooler (still installing that backup - almost done), but it's warmer on the bottom-right side.


    Again, it's not hot.  It's not even laptop computer warm - just warmer than I was used to with my previous iPad 2, which I sold 2 weeks ago, so I can't compare.




    This makes me suspect it's the battery...?  Supposedly, the battery is something like 70% more powerful than the previous iPad 2's battery (but performance is supposedly the same due to things like the retina display consuming more power).

  • rawwave Level 1 Level 1

    My new iPad (verizon 64GB) definitely got significantly warm, almost too warm to hold warm, when running on LTE.  Not even doing a lot of downloads (just browsing twitter) but having the LTE radio on seemed to cause it to get noticeably hot.

  • Mobio Level 1 Level 1

    Same here. I'm bit surprised, it's not very comfortable and mine is actually pretty hot (64gb with 4g). Literally hot product... awesome screen etc but i wish it's just temporary thing...

  • OzziesMAC Level 2 Level 2

    It's a hot one, I think I will use it to fry my eggs in the morning.  Also loves to eat up the battery.

  • Jalpuna Level 1 Level 1

    People: make sure you include info about which iPad you have.  LTE?  Wifi only?  Details matter.  And, really now, "frying eggs?"

  • malageno Level 1 Level 1

    Mine is also getting pretty hot. I've got the 32 gb wifi model. It's not too hot to hold yet, but it seems to be getting hotter the more it's on. The heat on mine is concentrated on the bottom-left (if you're holding it with the home button at the bottom) although the whole left side seems to be hotter than the right side.

  • BlizzaFrost Level 1 Level 1

    Mine doesn't even get warm and I've been using it all day nonstop maybe you all are in a very warm or hot room

  • OzziesMAC Level 2 Level 2

    HA, HA, HA. This coming from BlizzaFrost... Hmm let me guess your in an igloo? 

  • BlizzaFrost Level 1 Level 1

    Oops did my name catch you! and the thought of my name + my iPad not getting hot

  • StacySS Level 1 Level 1

    Hi, my new iPad 3 is very very hot on bottom left. So much so I'm afraid to show my hubby because he's going to make me take it store, all on the bottom left and left edge, I was just surfing FB and pinterst.. I'm kinda freakin cause it's uncomfortable to hold on that side! What should I do?

    Thanks for any info!

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