Confirmed: New iPad's heat a non-issue

Discussion in 'iPad' started by lilsoccakid74, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. lilsoccakid74 macrumors 6502

    Apr 13, 2010
  2. drenline macrumors 6502a


    Aug 8, 2010
    Try playing Infinity Blade II for 15 minutes and tell me your ipad doesn't heat up...

    I'll wait
  3. verwon macrumors 68030


    Jul 26, 2011
    Try reading some time! It doesn't say it doesn't get warm and neither did the OP, but it doesn't get warm enough to be dangerous.
  4. Lukeyy19 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 16, 2010
    England, UK
    yes it gets warm, thats what all processors do when they are in use. The older A4 and A5 chips had a plastic shell that contained the heat, the new A5X uses a metal heat sink to disperse the heat into the outer shell, keeping the inside cooler and running more efficiently.

    There's nothing wrong with the iPad, it's the way Apple designed it to be, the outer case gets warm so that your game keeps running smoothly.
  5. elmz macrumors regular

    Apr 22, 2008
    I play Infinity Blade 2, Modern Combat 3, and Order and Chaos, it definitely heats up. Except I would say it gets warm at best. By no means is it uncomfortable or hot.
  6. lilsoccakid74 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 13, 2010
    It gets warmer, like anything that has a battery.

    This link is for people who are worried more about an assembly/performance problem. If warm hands are your problem, guess no ipad for you!:p

    Ill be enjoying infinity blade the rest of the night, even WITH the slight warmth thats just KILLING my hands!:rolleyes:
  7. bkitchen0406 macrumors member

    Feb 5, 2012
    Stop with the stupid heat issue posts

    The PS3, mac mini and other devices get crazy hot compared to the iPad, not to mention the chipset in the iPad can handle way more heat then this. This is a non issue. Might be a bonus in the winter lol.
  8. MR1324 macrumors 6502

    Nov 22, 2010
    computer components get hot when they are being used. what did you expect?
  9. bill-p macrumors 68000

    Jul 23, 2011
    I think you will wait forever for a "it's burning" response.
  10. saving107 macrumors 603


    Oct 14, 2007
    San Jose, Ca
    What the media makes it seem like

    What it actually is
  11. PrometheusGeek macrumors regular

    Mar 19, 2012
    Still waiting, jack-ball? I played it for an hour. Then I played real-racing 2, streaming to my HDTV while walking over hot coals with the heater cranked. Yes, it gets a bit WARM. Who CARES?! It doesn't hurt or become the least bit uncomfortable. It doesn't overheat or crash or shut down. So who cares?! It's 4-cores of GPU driving the most pixel-dense display on the market with the biggest battery available. Yeah, it gets a little warm. If you don't like it, go back to the iPad 2 with the smaller battery, lesser screen and smaller GPU. Or buy an Android thingy. Or use crayons and paper, cuz that doesnt generate ANY heat. But whatever you do, just STOP WHINING!
  12. CHunger macrumors newbie

    Feb 28, 2012
    Oh for crying out loud- am I the only one who LIKES the warm iPad?... I use it next to inefficient thermo-windows, and I love how it keeps my hands warm...
  13. xraytech macrumors 68030

    Mar 24, 2010
    Okay, run Handbreak on a MacBook Pro while it's on your lap and tell me the iPad WARMING is still an issue.

    I'll wait
  14. EarlZ macrumors regular

    Mar 14, 2012
    There is a very large chance that after 10mins of encoding you will get a thermal warning or shutdown :)
  15. xraytech macrumors 68030

    Mar 24, 2010
    Actually my MacBook Pro is a Handbreak Champ. Done hundreds of encodes with no shutdowns. I've got 1st degree burns on my thighs a couple of times :p
  16. Batavian macrumors 6502


    Mar 10, 2011
    Great. So it bakes my balls just as efficiently as a laptop. Seems to me an apples to oranges comparison. I'd rather see a comparison of heat vs other tablets.
  17. EarlZ macrumors regular

    Mar 14, 2012
    I guess it does better than the Air, it even overheats when playing some vids.
  18. ipoddin macrumors 6502a


    Jan 6, 2004
    Los Angeles
    I guess you've never owned a laptop?
  19. matrix07 macrumors 601


    Jun 24, 2010
  20. icebeng macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2007
    Wirelessly posted

    The heat's fine, I use my new iPad for porn, so I'm usually naked, and I haven't burnt my.... Oops :p I've revealed far too much already, haven't I? :D
    Edit: didn't realize Emoji won't display properly.
  21. Fliesen macrumors 6502a


    Mar 30, 2010
    OH MY GOD, YOU'RE RIGHT! ... i can feel it warming up!

    ... oh wait, i have an iPad 2 ... oh wait, that's what CPUs / GPUs do under heavy load ...
  22. ZipZap macrumors 603

    Dec 14, 2007
    There is a difference between a laptop and the ipad. I dont hold the bottom of my laptop.. it sits on a table as most of them do. So I dont think this is not a reasonable comparison.

    Hands go where heat is on an iPad so it should be minimal to nonexistant.

    Can we live with this...sure.

    Should you have too? NO

    Just the fact that people are commenting on it makes it a much bigger issue than many of you will admit.

    I am beginning to think this new ipad is not a product that Steve would make. I dont like being a beta tester and having to spend $900.
  23. lilsoccakid74 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 13, 2010
    I also think most people dont realize that the heat you are feeling is close to the same amount off the ipad2, except this model chip is no longer surrounded by plastic.

    I would rather feel the heat sinks doing their job than let it build up inside:)

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