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Old Dec 28, 2012, 01:00 AM   #26
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I would worry more about condensation than cold, and let it warm up to room temp before turning it on.

Also, screw cancer, birth is the leading cause of death.
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 01:06 AM   #27
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Also, screw cancer, birth is the leading cause of death.
Ha ha. Sad but true.
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 04:52 AM   #28
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i leave my ipod classic 80GB in my glove box of my car all year round. the only time it comes out is to resync it here and there. its sustained 100F degree summer days with no issues (probably 120F inside) an the coldest winter days (15-20F). as expected, the LCD is sometimes sluggish in the colder temps but other than that i see no issues related to the extreme temps. its not advisable to treat it this way, but it can handle it just fine. i would be nervous keeping batteries at sustained high temps for prolonged periods of time though.
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 05:57 PM   #29
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I would worry more about condensation than cold, and let it warm up to room temp before turning it on.

Also, screw cancer, birth is the leading cause of death.
This. If an electronic device becomes very cold, put it in a sealed plastic bag, and let it warm up at room temperature. Will keep condensation from forming on the internals.
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 06:10 PM   #30
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About a week ago I had my iPhone out in 45 F playing music during a workout. At some point it actually shut itself off and would not turn back on. When I got in the car and turned the heat on it automatically turned itself back on. Not sure, but they may have built in thresholds at which the device powers down to protect itself similarly to how notebooks handle high heat.
I can tell you if they have a cold threshold where it shuts down it is nowhere close to 45F, and more likely doesn't exist. I have used my iPhone in -30C, which is about -22F, several times and have had no problems from it other than my fingers getting a little cold when I take them out of gloves to press something on the screen.
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 06:22 PM   #31
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I can tell you if they have a cold threshold where it shuts down it is nowhere close to 45F, and more likely doesn't exist. I have used my iPhone in -30C, which is about -22F, several times and have had no problems from it other than my fingers getting a little cold when I take them out of gloves to press something on the screen.
This. I think the official temperature ranges that Apple operates with would make Apple products useless half of the year where I live. It's below freezing for several months but everyone still runs around with iPhones and iPads. I've only heard of a single case from media where there was a problem due to cold (and then it had been really cold) - he did try to turn to Apple for support, which I don't think he got since he had used it 'below the recommended temperature range', but I can't remember what the final outcome of that was.
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 05:47 AM   #32
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Mine was left in my mailbox for a day in at least -10 celsius, and it was messed up. However, I can not vouch that it was the cold that damaged it, or if it simply was just a turkey.
I did tell my mail-man off since he is NOT supposed to leave new iPad's up for grabs in my mailbox by the street!
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 06:42 AM   #33
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If anything, the cold can be good for a battery.
This is absolutely not true.

Batteries don't fare well at below 0˚C, just take your camera outside in the cold and you will quickly notice diminished battery life.

The same applies to electric vehicles, which loses the ability to hold a charge at cold temperatures.
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 07:57 AM   #34
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I leave my iPad bundled in one of my coats when it's very cold out and still the aluminum back is freezing to the touch. But as I've come to find out, it's still fine to operate. Guess it's better suited to the cold than I am
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 08:19 AM   #35
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I leave my window open at night, and leave my iPad in the windowsill. So it will be cold in the morning
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Mine was left in my mailbox for a day in at least -10 celsius, and it was messed up. However, I can not vouch that it was the cold that damaged it, or if it simply was just a turkey.
I did tell my mail-man off since he is NOT supposed to leave new iPad's up for grabs in my mailbox by the street!
What seller ships an iPad by postal service and doesn't require a signature?
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 02:47 PM   #37
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What seller ships an iPad by postal service and doesn't require a signature?
The online apple store. But not their fault, it was the mail man that screwed up, he left it in my mailbox instead of just a slip telling me to come sign it out at the post office. Twice!
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 03:41 PM   #38
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I've left my Gen 2 iPT in the car over nights when it was -20ºF or less outside.

The next day it will be sluggish or impossible to start. Until it warms up. The cold kills the battery until it gets warm enough to conduct. No other problems came about due to that cold. Yet. Been 4 years with plenty of cold iPT nights and no breakdowns so far.

The iPad is probably just an iPT extreme.
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 06:40 PM   #39
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The online apple store. But not their fault, it was the mail man that screwed up, he left it in my mailbox instead of just a slip telling me to come sign it out at the post office. Twice!
But is the packaged identified to be from Apple? If not, he won't know what's in there. And really dumb move to piss of your postman. Just like pissing off your waiter before you are served your food.
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Old Jan 1, 2013, 08:16 AM   #40
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Lots of people are thinking the exact same thing as we speak.

Zillions of tech toys out in our cars getting chilly. Brrrrrr

I have some stuff in my car right now that i'm thinking about.

I figure it's fine, as others have said, it's heat really that's the killer.

then again, if it gets down to -10 ten, i'd go fetch it.

Also, make sure you let it sit inside for an hour to adjust to the temperature change. I don't think this is all that important , but better safe then sorry. note: I abuse my iphone this way on a daily basis, so I wouldn't worry too much.
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If it's below freezing, be sure and stick your tongue out and touch the back of the iPad with it. Also, 15-20 seconds in the microwave will help warm it up and keep the condensation from forming on the inside....

Here's the official statement - "Keeping iPad Within Acceptable Temperatures Operate iPad in a place where the temperature is between 0o and 35o C (32o to 95o F). Low- or high-temperature conditions might temporarily shorten battery life or cause iPad to temporarily stop working properly. Avoid dramatic changes in temperature or humidity when using iPad, as condensation may form on or within iPad.

Store iPad in a place where the temperature is between -20o and 45o C (-4o to 113o F). Don’t leave iPad in your car, because temperatures in parked cars can exceed this range.

When you’re using iPad or charging the battery, it is normal for iPad to get warm. The exterior of iPad functions as a cooling surface that transfers heat from inside the unit to the cooler air outside."

http://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/...tion_Guide.pdf
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 10:54 AM   #42
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I left my iPad 3 in the car in the cold and it experienced significant shrinkage. When I went out the next morning, it had turned into an iPad mini.
Best post I have read in quite some time, LMAO!
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 02:39 PM   #43
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But is the packaged identified to be from Apple? If not, he won't know what's in there. And really dumb move to piss of your postman. Just like pissing off your waiter before you are served your food.
It's clearly marked to only be handed over after it's signed for.
And I'm not worried about the mailman, my dad is his boss
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