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New iPad overheating?

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  • lkrupp Level 4 Level 4 (3,085 points)
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    Mar 18, 2012 6:01 PM (in response to OzziesMAC)

    OzziesMAC wrote:

     

    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.

     

    Frying eggs? Could you please upload a photo of your second degree burns caused by an iPad hot enough to fry eggs? And as for battery life, real professionals have performed extensive testing and have concluded that the battery life of the new iPad is essentially the same as the previous versions.

  • spencery Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
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    Mar 18, 2012 6:54 PM (in response to faatty)

    Just to remind everyone experiencing 'heating issues', the new iPad has contains the new A5 chip, which is a quad core  chip. Of course it's going to get warm when you watch a video on YouTube! Think about your macs or pcs, same thing happens., right?

     

    I would advise to try and charge it over night and not when you are streaming/playing apps/watching a movie on it becauses it's obviously going to get warm when you charge it. Plus if it does get to too warm IOS has a built in function to shut itself off util it gets cool enough to operate without damaging the hardware.

  • amytula Calculating status...
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    Mar 18, 2012 7:27 PM (in response to spencery)

    Technically not a quad core - only has quad core graphics.

  • CeddyCed Calculating status...
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    Mar 18, 2012 7:32 PM (in response to spencery)

    I finally let mine drain until it completely turned off, and even charging now is rather cool.

  • amytula Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 18, 2012 7:37 PM (in response to lkrupp)

    As a owner of a iPad 2 and iPad 3 I can truly verify that the iPad 3 ***** power much faster than the 2 - my son and I played the same game on fully charged iPads and the iPad 3 was down to 60% while the iPad 2 was still at 85% - no discernible difference in performance of the game(metalstorm)

    The iPad 2 was warm but the iPad 3 was so hot to the touch that my son said it was too hot to hold. We stopped playing because the darned thing was so hot? Maybe not fry eggs but too hot to comfortably hold any longer....

    Both are 64 gig both have wi- fi and cellular - neither has cellular connected or set up.

  • gregarious64 Calculating status...
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    Mar 18, 2012 8:23 PM (in response to gregarious64)

    If it makes any difference I've spoken with three friends who all confirmed that their iPad does *NOT* suffer from this issue with brightness turned all of the way up. They say that it doesn't get the least bit hot. This gives me hope that it's a hardware issue resolved by a swap.

  • MNDZA Calculating status...
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    Mar 18, 2012 8:34 PM (in response to faatty)

    I let my battery die and then did a full charge and reset. Since then I've been browsing the web only and noticed that it was pretty hot with brightness at about 75%. I lowered the brightness to just under half and it cooled down considerably to where it is just warm and not hot, but still warmer than my first iPad and iPad 2. Now I put the brightness up to maximum and it is hot. Hotter than the first test at 75% for sure. Same position for the iPad and very similar web sites visited with mostly text and a couple photos per page.

  • BeersYourFriend Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Mar 18, 2012 8:49 PM (in response to gregarious64)

    So, your iPad gets hot, but your friends arent? Or, is yours all right? I need to be sure, before bringing it in for a swap. I wonder how many times your allowed to swap out iPads... I mean, it seems like everyone is complaining, and seen a few videos on YouTube, from different countries saying the same thing. I guess the first come first served got a bad batch of iPads, but globally?

     

    Basically... If Hot, (Yes) Swap It, Period? End of stoy?

  • BeersYourFriend Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Mar 18, 2012 8:49 PM (in response to BeersYourFriend)

    Story*

  • BeersYourFriend Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Mar 18, 2012 9:03 PM (in response to faatty)

    I think a lot of us here, just don't know whether we should hold onto our iPads, or swap them. So, the majority of people complaining just want a simple (Yes) swap if hot, or, (No) your just going to get the same iPad...

     

    Maybe I'll flip a coin... LOL!

     

    Anyone return theirs? Did your swap fix all these heat issues?

  • Shirazs Calculating status...
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    Mar 18, 2012 9:08 PM (in response to faatty)

    Swaped mine but the new one has exactly the same issue. The genius at apple store said they are all the same

  • BeersYourFriend Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Mar 18, 2012 9:15 PM (in response to Shirazs)

    Ok, finally got my answer! Then I'll hold onto it, Thx!

    Now, I guess most of us are all hoping for a software update.

    Or, an apology from Apple...

    Possibly, even free back covers to protect your hands... That would be nice!

  • NovaSins Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 18, 2012 9:33 PM (in response to BeersYourFriend)

    when i first got mine on friday i was doing my restore from Icloud , after several hours mine became HOT not just warm in the left corner even the from glass was hot.  over the last few days keeping my brightness down to below 75% seems to prevent it , but is a real bummer since i always used my ipad2 on 100% .  i also turned off auto brightness

     

    and also no matter what apple or the experts claim ~ the battery life is not as good as it was on the ipad2

  • samanthahu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 18, 2012 9:39 PM (in response to BeersYourFriend)

    I guess I will hold on my one and see if can get an improvement from Apple. But just got one more question. Because I'm going to take a long distance flight and want to use the new iPad to watch movies as usual. But don't know if the overheating problem will affect the battery usage or not. Has anyone tried to continuously using it for a long period of time, like 5 hrs? The overheating problem just gets so annoying.

  • tom4jax Calculating status...
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    Mar 18, 2012 9:55 PM (in response to samanthahu)

    I just used mine for 8 hours straight to run the battery down to zero and I am now recharging to see if the heat issue improves. I watched 2 movies that were each about 2 hours long .. one at the beginning of the 8 hours and the second movie at the end. Experienced only slight warming which leads me to hope the heat issue is some how improving as I use the iPad more. I have had it since Friday. That Retina display is addictive, but if I had never seen it I would not know what I was missing. I do miss the light weight of the 2. So far, I think the battery IDE is about the same as the 2, but if the heat continues to be a problem I will return the new one and stick with my 2. I live in Fl. We try to avoid anything that ads to the heat of the climate:-)

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