NEW OWNERS: Does your iPad overheat a little?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by masterblingpimp, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. masterblingpimp, Mar 16, 2012
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    macrumors newbie

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    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!
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    Overheat? Is the iPad telling you that it's overheating? Or, did you mean to use the word "warm"?
     
  3. macrumors 65816

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    Yep! Mine gets really warm too. Kind of uncomfortable I must say!

    Is yours Wi-Fi or LTE?
     
  4. macrumors 68020

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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.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Warm would be a more appropriate term. Thanks
     
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    1080p

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    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.
     
  7. macrumors 6502a

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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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    drb1992

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    It does get warm, but that is expected with the gpu and amount of pixels.
     
  9. macrumors regular

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    Yep. A little surprising...wasn't even working that hard.
     
  10. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Mines Wifi.
     
  11. macrumors 6502

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    You can solve this by turning it off instead of using it. That way, it'll never get warm.
     
  12. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I agree, I was browsing a news website XD
     
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    iMaven

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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. :p
     
  14. macrumors 6502a

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    That should be where the 4G chips are located, so it's expected.
     
  15. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Mine's a WIFI version.
     
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    :rolleyes:
     
  17. macrumors member

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    Overheat? The lower left corner gets slightly warm but I only noticed after checking.
     
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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.
     
  19. macrumors member

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    So far no, but then again i haven't really gotten a chance to play with it.
     
  20. macrumors member

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    I have a wifi version and it gets warm on the side with the apple connector.
     
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    Yes I noticed it to after playing with it for a couple of minutes.
     
  22. macrumors member

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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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    LeahM

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    Mines warm but not hot by any means.
     
  24. macrumors regular

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    Hilarious!
     
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    Mine is slightly warm but nothing I wouldn't expect. 64GB wifi.
     

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