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  • rbrylawski Level 6 Level 6 (11,820 points)

    With all the press Apple is getting on this issue, you can be assured they are working on this.  Again, I don't have a problem with my unit in any way, but when Jay Leno showed the iMit on the Tonight Show last night, which was an oven mitt permanently attached to an iPad, don't think for a moment that Apple isn't looking at this and very hard.  What you should expect however is until they know what may be causing heating in some units, versus units that do not heat up, and whether this is something that can be altered via a software update, or is a hardware issue, Apple is typically very tight lipped and they won't discuss this publicly until they know exactly what they're dealing with, if anything. 

     

    Everyone has a one year warranty.  If their unit is malfunctioning, whether they take it back tomorrow, or six month from tomorrow, if found defective, they will be replaced.  The only reason someone needs to worry about the 14 day policy is if they want to get their money back.

  • 4options Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)

    KimHill,

    I went to the Apple store twice recently and they had no problem with me standing there for awhile playing metal storm, but actually what I meant was whether the prospective buyer was ok with using the ipad in general at 50% brightness, which is the default setting when you buy one.

     

    In direct response to the Consumer Report test showing 116, Apple responded and said that was "well within our thermal specifications.”

     

    I should have been more clear about cnet, they only tested the game with wifi for 15 minutes.

     

    Honestly, I am not a hater, I bought my first Apple II before some here were born, and my family loves the ipad.  Please tell me what I am supposed to do if both ipads I have tested reach at least 105 degrees with nothing else running but a game, location services off, and not in a case.  I just coincidentally got one ipad by preordering it then another by exchanging it at the store (and giving up my free engraving on the back) that hits almost the exact same temperatures in my various tests? First one was made in the DM factory and the second says DN, the first was a production week of 10 (March) and the second was 5 (February), so clearly these are two separate batches.

  • teach5 Level 1 Level 1 (100 points)

    Okay, let me see if I am understanding things correctly. If you don't feel any heat from your new ipad, then your ipad is good and if your ipad feels warm or hot then you have a bad one. If that is true, then mine is bad. My new ipad gets warm, but not hot. I guess I shoulf return it if I can find someone to give me a ride into the Apple Store to return it for my money back. People have been telling me how stupid I am for buying it and I am tired of it and reading the postings of those saying that their new ipads are cool as cucumbers with no heal emitting even with their brightness at 100%. I love the screen and other features, but really am wondering if my ipad being warm is okay or bad. No one has been able to give me answers, but I need to decide soon so that I make the 14 day return period. I bought it on the 16th. Can anyone help me?

  • Kim Hill1 Level 2 Level 2 (165 points)

    With all the press Apple is getting on this issue, you can be assured they are working on this.

     

    I don't doubt that Apple is looking into this. What I do doubt is claims about Apple "working on a fix," coming from retail staff. As you said:

     

    Apple is typically very tight lipped and they won't discus this publicly until they know exactly what they're dealing with, if anything.

  • Odanster Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    I have had an Asus Transformer, it got a little warm. I also have a Sony Tablet S and it gets very warm when charging. Yes the new iPad gets warm but in my opinion not uncomfortablely so. I have it in a Belkin case that allows for plenty of ventilation. I think that the new iPad is much better than my iPad 2 which I still have so can easily compare the two. The iPad 2 screen is too blue, the colours on the new iPad are much better. I think this issue will blow over and the majority of the 3 million who bought the new iPad will be happy with their purchase.

  • Kim Hill1 Level 2 Level 2 (165 points)

    In direct response to the Consumer Report test showing 116, Apple responded and said that was "well within our thermal specifications.”

     

    False.

     

    Apple issued a general statement with no mention/reference to Consumer Reports — or its test figures.

     

    I should have been more clear about cnet, they only tested the game with wifi for 15 minutes.

     

    False.

     

    c|net tested the graphics-intensive game at full brightness for 45 minutes.

  • tyler39 Level 2 Level 2 (360 points)

    The only way to fix the heat and slow charging is to replace the CPU with a smaller less powerful one, to decrease the battery size and to remove the LTE chip. So no apple won't fix it. It's not a problem it's people that cant stand theyre device being warm. Those people DO NOT understand how electronics work and the don't know that when you pass electricity through components they heat up. In computers the excess heat is whisked away by the fans. The iPad has none so it must use the back cover for that.

  • 4options Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)

    Kim Hill,

    Well, I tried to be cordial but you are clearly a blind fanboy who will never accept anything.  Everyone accepts the fact that Apple responded to the Consumer Reports findings, if you don’t then I am sure qualified psychiatric help can be found for your delusions.  As for the cnet article, obviously you can’t read, it states 15 minutes with wifi and 45 with 4g, but thanks for ignoring all facts and just attacking people here.  You sycophantic fanboys will never realize that you make Apple look worse not better.

  • tyler39 Level 2 Level 2 (360 points)

    Kim is right its you who are blind. I am a small eletronic device technician. I know components heat up. It's NORMAL.

  • Neel78 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi teach5

                    Your fears are ill founded . each and every  iPad3 gets warm on continous use,  I went to the Apple store with the same question and the genius bar folks told me very clearly , the new iPad will be much warmer on continuous use or grapichs heavy use compared to the iPad2 and that is osmething they have been conveyed by Apple.  So there is nothing abnormal in it . However I do agree there are some iPad's which are not getting warm , but getting HOT and that is not  normal. So if your iPad gets warm and not HOT on usage , I think it is pretty normal. People who are saying in this thread that their new iPads are ice cool are either lying , or are not using their iPads continously or in graphics heavy applications or giving it some period to cool down. EACH AND EVERY NEW iPAD WILL BE WARM ON CONTINUOUS USAGE . Make no mistake about it and dont be  mislead.

     

    Regards

     

    Neel

  • tyler39 Level 2 Level 2 (360 points)

    Oh and the battery charges slow because the iPad can only accept 10 watts but also has a battery  that's twice the size.

  • tyler39 Level 2 Level 2 (360 points)

    Unless your iPad tells you it's overheating it not.

  • reup247 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    You are probably fine. I am on my 3rd new iPad, and this one has yet to get uncomfortably hot.

     

    The previous 2 would get hot quickly and with only simple web browsing or reading pulse news, even with ~50% brightness.

     

    I'm not sure how much the warmth may vary, but my experience is significantly better now. It gets slightly warm sometimes if brightness is up very high or downloading a lot, but it's no big deal at all compared to the previous units' temps.

     

    I think that you'd realize if you were affected...

  • ozlandjon Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    No Problems Overheating.. I think he and his wife are trolls.

  • Kim Hill1 Level 2 Level 2 (165 points)

    Everyone accepts the fact that Apple responded to the Consumer Reports findings

     

    Apple was responding not just to CR, but to a number of stories in the press and in blogs. To interpret that general PR statement as confirming CR's specific temperature measurements is ridiculous.

     

    As for the cnet article, obviously you can’t read, it states 15 minutes with wifi and 45 with 4g,

     

    Problem is, you said, "they only tested the game with wifi for 15 minutes," when in fact, they tested for 45 minutes. And they tested while on 4G — which generates *more* heat than wifi.

     

    I am sure qualified psychiatric help can be found for your delusions.

     

    The real problem here is that you're sloppy with facts.

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