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Old Dec 26, 2012, 01:41 AM   #1
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Left iPad in the cold car

So I stupidly left my ipad in the car (in its box) in the car and it was decently cold outside. When I got in, it was pretty cold to the touch, but it turned on just fine and seemed to work fine.

Could that amount of cold hurt the batter or anything in the long run?
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 02:01 AM   #2
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I dont think coldness can hurt your device but on the other hand, heat can do some damage to the battery.
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 02:02 AM   #3
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If it works then everything is fine.
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 02:06 AM   #4
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Your iPad is fine. Don't you worry child.
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 02:22 AM   #5
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When I got the ipad mini on launch day via FedEx , it was very cold from traveling

Is fine
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 10:01 AM   #6
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If anything, the cold can be good for a battery.
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 10:03 AM   #7
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Leaving it out in the cold wouldn't cause any problems. But turning it on before it's allowed to warm back up didn't help.
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 11:01 AM   #8
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The environmental requirements are listed on the Apple website for each of their products. I wont bother linking to the page since the page is easy to find on Apple's website with minimal effort.
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 11:21 AM   #9
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The environmental requirements are listed on the Apple website for each of their products. I wont bother linking to the page since the page is easy to find on Apple's website with minimal effort.
>Implying Apple gives fair temperature ranges

Apple could easily list a very small temperature range so as to reduce consumer liability/complaints.

And they would, too, because they also tell you that their product contains materials known to the state of California to cause cancer.
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 11:27 AM   #10
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>Implying Apple gives fair temperature ranges
>>Implying Apple regularly circumvents requirements to post accurate temperature ranges.
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 11:51 AM   #11
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Cold? Pshht nothing is going to happen.
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 11:56 AM   #12
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Give it a warm bath to make it feel better
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 11:59 AM   #13
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I shot video and photography in the snow with my iPad Mini. Snow falling all over the screen yesterday. So no, it'll be fine.
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 12:02 PM   #14
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>>Implying Apple regularly circumvents requirements to post accurate temperature ranges.
>>>Implying accurate temperature ranges are required by law or that anyone would check to see if it's accurate even if they were.
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 12:13 PM   #15
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 04:39 PM   #16
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How cold is cold?

My laptop and iPad regularly experience temperatures of -10c with little to no effect to them. (And that isn't really very cold).

Hell my iPod Classic (which has moving parts) stays in my glove box in my car and when that is not in the garage it gets even colder! and that is still going strong after 3 years....
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 04:47 PM   #17
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i wouldnt use them right away as you will most surely get condesnsation on the surfaces and insides
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When it comes to computers, the colder they are, the better they run. Within reason, of course. I wouldn't take one out in -80 degree weather. But generally, they're at their best a little above the freezing point, and can run well up to 60 degrees C.


Keeping it in a freezing ass cold car overnight wouldn't do a single thing to it.
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 05:20 PM   #19
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>Implying Apple gives fair temperature ranges

Apple could easily list a very small temperature range so as to reduce consumer liability/complaints.

And they would, too, because they also tell you that their product contains materials known to the state of California to cause cancer.
Sitting on a chair can cause cancer.
Walking can cause cancer.
Coughing can cause cancer.
Sneezing can cause cancer.

Almost anything can cause cancer.
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When it comes to computers, the colder they are, the better they run. Within reason, of course. I wouldn't take one out in -80 degree weather. But generally, they're at their best a little above the freezing point, and can run well up to 60 degrees C.
Electronic devices perform exactly the same throughout their recommended temperature operating range. They do not run better at the cold end nor worse at the hot end of the range.
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Yeah, you're right. I should've said the colder they run, the less stress they're put under.
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 07:21 PM   #22
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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.
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 11:41 PM   #23
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I have also wondered this too, because sometimes I leave my window open and my ipad is sometimes near the window overnight, and in the morning it can be very cold
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 12:36 AM   #24
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As was already said, if you leave it out in the cold let it warm up first...the moisture will not do it favors.
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 12:55 AM   #25
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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.
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