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Apple Responds to Heat Complaints on New iPad

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Apple issued a statement regarding the heat complaints about the new iPad. As reported by The Loop:
"The new iPad delivers a stunning Retina display, A5X chip, support for 4G LTE plus 10 hours of battery life, all while operating well within our thermal specifications," Apple representative Trudy Muller, told The Loop. "If customers have any concerns they should contact AppleCare."
As we previously reported, the complaints about warmth or heat seem to vary from customer to customer and may be dependent on the mix of apps that are being used.

Article Link: Apple Responds to Heat Complaints on New iPad
 

siritalks

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Oct 19, 2011
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There's a laughable over reaction to all of this. It's just a tiny bit of heat. I've used my iPad now for 4 or 5 hours straight. I played Fifa, Real Racer HD, mucked around with Garage Band, and there was a slight increase in temperature, but certainly not anything "too hot". Just mildly warm.

Talk about making a mountain out of a molehill!
 
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ApplLover

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I noticed last night while using my new iPad that if it is plugged in and being "actively used, i.e. restoring from icloud, or gaming" it still loses power.

I was using the apple charger that came with it. Odd.
 
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h1r0ll3r

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Mine only gets warm but not to the point where it's unbearable. What is weird is that it'll get warm pretty quickly but the longer I use it, the cooler it gets? Whatev, not an issue for me.
 
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fertilized-egg

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The heat really isn't that bad.

I'm surprised it's that big of a deal. All last gen dualcore phones - iPhone 4S, Galaxy S2, SnapDragon phones, etc generated considerable amount of heat compared to the predecessors yet nobody really cared. Galaxy S2 especially had some notable criticism for its high heat but nobody seemed to care outside Korea and even in Korea it didn't stop that phone becoming a best seller.
 
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Lordskelic

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There's a laughable over reaction to all of this. It's just a tiny bit of heat. I've used my iPad now for 4 or 5 hours straight. I played Fifa, Real Racer HD, mucked around with Garage Band, and there was a slight increase in temperature, but certainly not anything "too hot". Just mildly warm.

Talk about making a mountain out of a molehill!

Like antennagate?
 
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levitynyc

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Jesus. It gets a little warm. It's not hot.
 
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redscull

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While the temperature difference isn't much, it unfortunately crosses the only threshold that matters, and that is the temp of the iPad relative to the skin's surface temp. What this means is that the old iPads feel cool to the touch, but the new one feels warm. Regardless of the actual degress, that's a big difference, and for me and some others, a big deal.
 
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a104375

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I can't say I'm surprised that it gets hotter than the iPad 2, it's got double the size battery as the iPad 2 so more power = more heat! At least it should be as bad as my Optimus Slider when it doesn't have service and becomes a pocket warmer...
 
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