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  • M8827 Level 1 Level 1

    I actually bought the longer charging cord so that I can use my iPad while it's charging, that's how fast it drains. :(

    Hopefully she's right, and that this will go away with time. I don't think the "hot" issue will go away, though. Just my opinion. I hold mine on it's back with the smart cover on the back under my hand and I don't feel the heat that way.

  • Ein Level 2 Level 2

    A case will not help the iPad cool down. Some will even hurt if there is no enough circulation to the back. But it will act as an insulator so the iPad doesn't feel as warm to your hands. Think of the case as a oven mitt.


    I haven't use my new iPad for an extended period of time and have not noticed any difference from the iPad 2. I'll do some testing tonight. I'm sure it will get warmer due to the bigger battery.

  • blitzteh Level 2 Level 2

    I believe there are some cases that are made of cooling gel, sorta like the ones sold for laptops

  • M8827 Level 1 Level 1

    That's exactly what I meant, that I use the smart cover like an oven mitt, that way I don't feel the heat. :)

  • brewcrew9 Level 1 Level 1

    I am not being a "Fanboy" BUT, this is why Apple waited this long before putting 4G into their devices. It is one power hungry options. Other devices with 4G have struggled with this also. Heck, this current 4G chip in the new iPad is even better than past versions. It is always a balancing act, complain about heat OR complain about no 4G or Complain about battery life Or complain about Processor speed, ect ect. Please note, I am not accusing anyone of doing that or anythig else for that matter, but of course you are going to get heat with a 50W battery, ect. I think Apple decided people complaing about heat was better that people complaing about no 4G. Plus, the market dictated that 4G be included. It also allows Apple to get it's "feet wet' with 4G in any easier device to put in into , (the iPad).


    Just me 2 cents

  • Jlynn628 Level 1 Level 1

    Mine is getting really hot and I have only been using for a couple of hours. I don't have a case on it because I wanted to buy it at a store where I could test with the iPad but have pretty specific one in mind. However the heat issue might make me return this one and get the iPad 2 instead. It is a hand held device - getting too warm to touch (with a very average room temperature) is not an option. If anyone finds an answer to the problem please let me know!

  • Jlynn628 Level 1 Level 1

    Is there anyone here that is experiencing the heat issue that does not have the 4g? I have the 64gb 4g but the 4g is not enabled. Is there anyone here that has not experienced the problem at all? Maybe it is just a small selection with them that have a defect. It is even uncomfortable having it on my lap as I type this:(

  • acidflame Level 1 Level 1

    It gets hot because its trying to display a extremely high riddiculous resolution???? hmmm maybe...dont knock me till its ruled out?

  • brewcrew9 Level 1 Level 1

    While mine get's WARM, it is no where near "to hot to touch". I would have Apple Genius check it out and maybe exchange it for another one ASAP, before the 14 day limit.

  • disco13 Level 1 Level 1

    My Wi-Fi only iPad 3 has heat (warmth) on the left side comes and goes, but it never runs nearly as cool as the iPad 2 does.

  • jayrodo Level 1 Level 1

    I don't think anyone who is complaining about it being hot to the touch is using the 4g. I have the 4g iPad but I only bought it because of the gps sensor. I don't use 3G/4g/LTE, only wifi.

  • Ein Level 2 Level 2

    I streamed Car 2 1080p for about an hour and half at half brightness. The back is no warmer than my iPad 2. Mine is only a 16G wi-fi. I don't see how anyone can stare at the screen at full brightness , unless in daylight.



    If your iPad is that hot. I would take it to an Apple store asap.

  • rbrylawski Level 6 Level 6

    The 14 day limit is only to return (for refund or upgrade to a different unit).  All iPads come with a standard one year warranty (upgradable to 2 years with Apple Care+), so even if after 6 months someone's iPad is found to be defective, it will be replaced under warranty. 

  • teach5 Level 1 Level 1

    Yesterday, when I bought the new iPad it seemed to run hot.. Not uncomfortable, but hot. I read another post that said to make sure auto brightness is off and it is not set at the brightest setting. I did that, and it is not running as hot as yesterday. I am quite happy with it.

  • Marlyse Comte Level 1 Level 1

    The solution is to turn down the brightness (and possible to turn off auto-brightness). I had full brightness on and it got REALLY hot, below and even the glass on top was very, very warm. After I turned down the brightness to about 85% the iPad no longer got hot, not even warm.

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