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Old Mar 16, 2012, 08:55 AM   #1
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NEW OWNERS: Does your iPad overheat a little?

Hello,

I just received an iPad 3 White 32GB WIFI, unfortunately, when holding it in portrait mode, the iPad WARMS UP (not overheat) on the left, near the bottom, where my hands would be.

Anyone else notice this?

Thanks!

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Old Mar 16, 2012, 08:57 AM   #2
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Overheat? Is the iPad telling you that it's overheating? Or, did you mean to use the word "warm"?
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 08:59 AM   #3
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Yep! Mine gets really warm too. Kind of uncomfortable I must say!

Is yours Wi-Fi or LTE?
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 08:59 AM   #4
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When I'm driving in my car and I stick my arm out the window and the sun hits it, I overheat.
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 08:59 AM   #5
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Overheat? Is the iPad telling you that it's overheating? Or, did you mean to use the word "warm"?
Warm would be a more appropriate term. Thanks
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 08:59 AM   #6
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Hello,

I just received an iPad 3 White 32GB, unfortunately, when holding it in portrait mode, the iPad overheats on the left, near the bottom, where my hands would be.

Anyone else notice this?

Thanks!
Your choice of words is a little suspect. Overheat would imply getting hotter than the normal ranges... impeding normal operation of the device. Getting warmer with use is normal.... especially around the location of the CPU, and/or cellular radios.
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 08:59 AM   #7
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yes many of the reviews said the same thing. the lower lefthand corner gets hot.
Rotate and the top right corner will get warm instead
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 08:59 AM   #8
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It does get warm, but that is expected with the gpu and amount of pixels.
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 09:00 AM   #9
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Yep. A little surprising...wasn't even working that hard.
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 09:00 AM   #10
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Yep! Mine gets really warm too. Kind of uncomfortable I must say!

Is yours Wi-Fi or LTE?
Mines Wifi.
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 09:00 AM   #11
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You can solve this by turning it off instead of using it. That way, it'll never get warm.
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 09:00 AM   #12
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Yep. A little surprising...wasn't even working that hard.
I agree, I was browsing a news website XD
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 09:03 AM   #13
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Many reviewers said it gets warm because of the cpu or larger battery. Just think of how it would feel if it was quad core. They'd have the cut the apple out to cool the thing down.
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 09:06 AM   #14
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That should be where the 4G chips are located, so it's expected.
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 09:13 AM   #15
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That should be where the 4G chips are located, so it's expected.
Mine's a WIFI version.
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 09:20 AM   #16
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You can solve this by turning it off instead of using it. That way, it'll never get warm.
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 01:27 PM   #17
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Overheat? The lower left corner gets slightly warm but I only noticed after checking.
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 01:46 PM   #18
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Yes I noticed it being a bit hot and I havnt done anything but videos/photos yet.

As is its fine (ill put it in a case for real use anyway) Im just wondering if it will be a problem with infinity blade 2 or other demanding apps.
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 01:49 PM   #19
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So far no, but then again i haven't really gotten a chance to play with it.
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 01:52 PM   #20
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Yes I noticed it to after playing with it for a couple of minutes.
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 01:52 PM   #21
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I have a wifi version and it gets warm on the side with the apple connector.
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 01:57 PM   #22
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I just posted a topic about this, i noticed the heat immediately at the apple store... was hoping it might have been due to the ipad being manipulated too much but this confirms what i feared... the new ipad overheats.. i found this very unpleasant, actually it's a deal breaker for me.. i think i'll go looking for a ipad2..
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 01:58 PM   #23
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Mines warm but not hot by any means.
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 02:02 PM   #24
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I just posted a topic about this, i noticed the heat immediately at the apple store... was hoping it might have been due to the ipad being manipulated too much but this confirms what i feared... the new ipad overheats.. i found this very unpleasant, actually it's a deal breaker for me.. i think i'll go looking for a ipad2..
Hilarious!
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 02:03 PM   #25
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Mine is slightly warm but nothing I wouldn't expect. 64GB wifi.
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