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  • Bikerboy29680 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Been playing with my new iPad all weekend and haven't notice it getting warm at all. I just have the WiFi version so no LTE. I used the battery all the way to 0% when I first got it and only then did I recharge it. I did notice, however, that the charger got a little more than warm as the iPad was charging.

  • zachberry Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I returned mine for an iPad 2.  The iPad 3 wasn't hot, but warm enough to be uncomfortable.  That plus the extra weight made it not worth the new display to me, as awesome as it is. :/


    I can understand how a MBP or iMac could run hot, but those things you can put on a desk or in your lap with a pillow or something.  However, the iPad is designed to be held by you at all times.  It's important that it runs cool.  I'd even be OK if the iPad 3 got warm during an intensive game or while playing HD video, but it gets warm even after about 3 minutes of casual web browsing.


    As a side note: When I went to return mine and mentioned it was running warm the reps went into a speech explaning that it can run warm. 

  • karmicsoul Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    my new ipad also has heating problem and it was quite hot when I use it putting on the bed.

    The thing is my ipad screen cracked with a single hair line while I'm using apps without any drop.

    you can see the photo here 627705212&type=1&ref=nf

    I can't say that's because of heating. But, I suppose it's linked to that problem.

    a technician in the genious bar said that it's rarely happened but there is a case somehow.

  • NyVetteGuy Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)

    It could absolutely be the weak link...I would use all of the OEM stuff first then make a determination as to whether your iPad is defective...

  • BeersYourFriend Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    You could have just bought a nice thin case. I put mine in my iPad 2 case, and slipped in perfectly. Not feeling any warmth with a case, it's just worrisome for me that it does get that hot, and wonder if long term my iPad will be effected, or being in a case, draining it more, since it's hotter... So far, I don't know what to think anymore. I guess I'll just have to use mine for th 5 hours of use that it now gets...

  • tyler39 Level 2 Level 2 (365 points)

    If your iPad has a hairline fracture with out shattering bring it back to apple as that is a pressure crack from a defect in manufacturing. 

  • NovaSins Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It seems that after my third complete charge cycle my battery life is much better


    At 25% brightness I have used safari And twitter and rss and emails for an hour straight and only used 2% battery life


    And my iPad is ever so slightly warm on the left side.


    I do fear though that turning up the brightness will still make it hot

  • BeersYourFriend Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    What fun is using your iPad, at only 25% brightness? That's crazy that we might have to turn the brightness down so much... I like mine at 100%, Period. Even if I do only get 4-5 hours out of it...

  • NovaSins Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I agree my ipad2 was always used at 100% during the day time. Which was like 75% of the time I used the thing.    Just trying to see what I can live with and what works.  After another hour or so I'm gonna crank it back to to 100% and see if it still gets hot. Even my front glass got hot the first day

  • CeddyCed Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm at 100% brightness and it's cool. Go back to full brightness .

  • matthewfromnewnan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    My iPad was getting pretty darn hot on the first day I had it. Even simple web surfing was heating it up. Running the battery down into the red and charging it overnight really seems to have helped. It does still get warm but not hot like it was. My theory is you have to drain all the communist electricity from it then replace it with good American made power. 

  • BeersYourFriend Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    I really think Apple should give iPad owners a Free thin silicon backing, to protect your hands. Kind of like how the iPhone 4 cases were given out, over the antenna gate issue.


    Would anyone agree that Apple should give out back silicon protection cases?

    It would really be the only Cheaper way, for Apple to resolve this problem...

  • rogerfrombowling green Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Nope, not a proper solution.  I want it to work without going to 115f, or they can have it.  I am waiting to see if a full battery recharge works.  If it does, great, give me another glass of Apple cool aid....if not, back to the iPad 2 for me.

  • Junior.04 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    im jus wondering how many people have to complain before apple figures out they should do something to rectify the problem

  • BeersYourFriend Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    I agree completely! But, the new iPad has only been out for the past few days, and am sure they will do something... Don't know what they will do, but if it's (normal) for it to get, that (Hot), then I believe that cases should be given out to protect your hands.



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