Simple question about iPad 3 for those with experience

Discussion in 'iPad' started by crashwins, May 1, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

    Sep 11, 2009
    I played around with my father's iPad 2 for about a month when he was away..I really enjoyed it for reading, chess, a few other "cerebral" games, netflix, etc. Nothing very taxing for the little machine..

    Now, I want to get my own. I have an option for an iPad 2 for $300 that's mint. However, the new screen on the 3 looks great for reading, which I do a lot of. My question concerns the heat: is it going to get much more noticeably hot than the 2 for reading? I'm not worried about heat for watching Netflix, but for reading when it's on my lap, it's a little more concerning.

    I also use cases..Like the Speck. Would all of this be moot with the case anyway? I'm sure someone has asked this somewhere, but I'm not a big peruse-r of the forums. Thanks for reading!
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 30, 2009
    My iPad 3 does not get hot. It only gets a lithe warm sometimes when watching videos or playing games, never while just reading. I hardly notice the temperature change at all.
  3. Moderator


    Staff Member

    Sep 8, 2010
    Detroit, Michigan
    My iPad (3rd gen) does not ever get hot. In fact, it barely gets warm. I suppose if I played games more taxing than Angry Birds or GeoDefense, it'll get warm. But for general usage like Tweetbot, Safari, email and other assorted apps, it doesn't get hot and performs like a champ.
  4. macrumors regular

    May 10, 2010
  5. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 15, 2011
    There is, nor never was, a heating issue accept perhaps a few units. It runs warmer than the previous iPads, but not any warmer than a laptop computer or other tablets with comparable graphics chips.
  6. macrumors 65816

    Jan 27, 2012
    What?! So there is and isn't an issue?quite a paradox.
  7. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 15, 2011
    There IS no issue, and there NEVER WAS an issue. Get hooked on phonics dude.
  8. macrumors 65816

    Jan 27, 2012
    That ipad spell check sure is a beach, huh?
  9. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 21, 2009
    Never gets hot. The heat thing is very unusual and more of a myth.
  10. macrumors regular


    Feb 2, 2009
    the whole issue of ipads overheating was blown out of proportion! - my iphone 4 gets way hotter than my iapd, my ipad gets slightly warm, but nothing alarming. media creating stories out of very little.
  11. macrumors newbie

    Dec 7, 2011

    I used my iPad for several weeks before my case came in. Never more than slightly warm. Is now always in a pad and quill case and have NEVER noticed any heat issues

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