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  • Ubercat Level 1 Level 1

    Even though I don't have the problem, I don't doubt that there is one.


    I noticed that the default brightness setting (w/Auto Brightness), as with newer TVs, is too low. I turned mine up for awhile, then realized I prefer it around 50% for browsing in a room with low-med light. I have boosted brightness up to 70% in lit areas, but still didn't notice any warmth.  But, again, I'm not gaming or watching HD movies, just browsing and reading.


    When I ever get around to loading Netflix on it I'll test for heat. For some reason the app wouldn't download last night. It hung at the app store, and I tried several times.

  • oldsubman Level 1 Level 1

    I have a New ipad wifi + 4G and feel pretty good about it. My wife has an ipad2 so I am able to compare side by side. I set the new ipad up as a new ipad and not from a backup. I then discharged the battery and recharged it overnight. About 60 apps were downloaded from the app store. I have used the deyevice on WiFi over an 8- 10 hour period, discharging from 100% to 10 % battery capacity, and then recharged in about 4-5 hours. I have also used the device continuously while plugged in for over 16 hours. The back has remained  cool to touch. I usually keep the brightness at 50% or slightly less. When I increase the brightness to 100% the back left side does get only slightly warmer, although barely noticeable, but definitely not hot. I have not played any graphics intense games, but would expect the new quad graphics processor to generate heat when run full out. I have played videos from Netflix and You Tube. My WiFi performance has been great on both the 2GHZ and 5GHZ bands of my Linksys E4200 Router. I have yet to use the 3G/4G yet so could see some issues there. I would expect the device to be a little warmer due to increase power consumption.

    So there ya have it. Am I lucky or What?

    BTW I didn't go outside with the unit off to check out the reported squares on the screen. I wouldn't have been able to stand the dissappointment.

  • rockmyplimsoul Level 5 Level 5

    Alaska99801 wrote:


    The range that Apple put out is from 32 to 95 degres F.

    Keep in mind that spec is Operating Temperature, meaning the temperature around the product -- this is not a spec for the case's temperature.  The product is warranted to operate in a 95 degree environment, and the case will be much hotter.

  • Apple II Forever Level 1 Level 1

    "When you don't it just makes you all sound like whiners."


    Everbody must agree with "Baked Alaska" or you're stooopid! Wadda jerk.


    Mine has been shutting down because there's obviously a problem with my particular iPad. Not everybody who has posted about a problem here is as dense as you are and know when their device is getting too hot.

  • floridastatetech Level 1 Level 1

    I have had the iPad 2 and the new iPad and definitely noticed a difference in the amount of heat. I purchased the WiFi only model and found that the heat was generating in the lower left corner. Ultimately, I ended up returning the new iPad based on the amount of heat that it was producing from minimal tasks, such as web browsing, checking email, etc. I do not play any graphics intensive games on the iPad, nor use any data intensive apps. After returning the new iPad, I purchased the iPad 2 and compared it with my girlfriend's new iPad; running the same tasks over the same period of time. Hers was very warm (to the point that I wouldn't hold it) and my iPad 2 remained cool and showed no signs of heat.

  • BB623 Level 4 Level 4
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    Consumer Reports just published their overheat at 116 degrees running Infinity Blade II

  • stevetigers Level 1 Level 1

    There is no question that the new iPad is considerably warmer than either of the first two versions. And I would say at times it is "hot", not warm. I describe "hot" as uncomfortable to touch, rest on your lap, etc. I also have a MacBook Pro and the iPad is much "hotter" than the laptop.

  • CliveS Level 1 Level 1

    Strange - Apple state iPad 3/HD will shut down at 113F

  • deeewayne Level 1 Level 1

    mine is fine; no overheating at all. BUT, i'm also not one of these people that is turning up the brightness to max while charging, syncing, downloading 30 songs on iTunes, playing pandora, checking facebook, updating apps and getting a new high score in angry birds, while placing it in the sun on top of a microwave oven heating up a hot pocket ALL AT THE SAME TIME lol

  • TIMwinstonsalem Level 1 Level 1

    Having absolutely no problems with mine.  It is just as cool as the Ipad1.  I ran it all day Saturday without hardly turning the screen off until I had to recharge it again and never felt the system heat up in any way.

  • ProfeSeven Level 1 Level 1

    I think that the temperature problem is related to which apps I us3 and for how long.  Some seem to make the temperature rise faster.  In any case, just hit the home button and let it rest a minute and you will find the temp. comes down quickly.  Mine has never gotten uncomfortably hot despite the fact that I had it in use almost the entire day.  Maybe we don't need to have the new ipad on for so many hours in a row............maybe take a rest and smell the roses.

  • Grandpa_al Level 1 Level 1

    Consumer Reports indicates that they measured 116 deg F on the iPad 3, using a thermal imaging camera, after running Infinity Blade II for 45 min with the unit plugged in. This was about 12 deg warmer than the ipad 2 under the same conditions. Ambient room temperature was about 72 deg. WiFi was on, 4g was not. Unplugged the temperature reached 113 deg F.


    Interestingly, they note that, although plugged in, the iPad 3 was not charging while the game was running and in fact the battery was draining.


  • teach5 Level 1 Level 1

    I have noticed mine warming up on the left where the battery is, but I haven't worried, because I figure electronics will give off heat. It has not been at the level of discomfort, but is warm. Last night, I had my Macbook Pro turned on as well as my new ipad. My Macbook was feeling hotter than my ipad. I know my Macbook isn't defective. I talked with my brother who knows about computers as he designs systems for cars and garages. He reminded me that all electronics emit heat. He said with the improvements Apple made the heat being more than the previous is understandible because they have different components and are able to do some things differently. He told me not to worry about it unless I am feeling like it might burn me. I bought AppleCare + so I am giving it more time and if it seems to get worse or be a problem then I will contact Apple. Right now though, I am not worried about it.

  • chummar Level 1 Level 1

    I got mine a couple of days ago.I have been using it continuousely for the last two days  I did not notice any unusual heating problems watching movies, surfing and airplaying with Apple TV. Yep, at times the iPad screen was off (while in airplay mode). But mostly it was in my lap, never felt uncomfortable


    One thing I noticed is that the battery drains down to 10% (from 100%) in about 5-6 hours. Recharging back to 100% takes about 8+ hours !?? I never noticed the issue on my ipad (original).


    But, the display is just super super?


    Question: Does the quality drops (on the TV screen) during Airplay??

  • Texas Mac Man Level 8 Level 8

    Apple denies new iPad overheating concerns oncerns


     Cheers, Tom

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