Does the iPad get hot during use?

efyou

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Say you are watching a movie or gaming for a half hour, does it get hot to the touch? My iPhone gets pretty dang warm during heavy use so I'm wondering if it's similar..
 

DS3

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Say you are watching a movie or gaming for a half hour, does it get hot to the touch? My iPhone gets pretty dang warm during heavy use so I'm wondering if it's similar..
Not for a movie or light gaming. Really intense games like Infinity Blade 2 will warm it up, but I wouldn't call it "hot to the touch" like a lot of laptops can get. Just a bit warm.

So really, no. This has a lot to do with there being no moving parts.
 

Anlino

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I have spent the last 30 minutes playing Zuma's Revenge HD on my iPad 2, with the smart cover on the back, and I can hardly feel any heat from it. It stays cold to room temperature pretty much all the time. I really hope the iPad 3 stays the same.
 

pmau

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The black screen collects heat in the summer. Like crazy. Never let it lie in bright sunlight. You will certainly regret it... Just a comment.

It's not changing temperature during use, at least not for me.
 

efyou

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Why does the iPhone get so warm and not the iPad? Might be a dumb question but I dunno..
 

Ladybug

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While it is true that the iPad is a hot item, mine has never been hot to the touch while using it. :)
 

dgstan

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Why does the iPhone get so warm and not the iPad? Might be a dumb question but I dunno..
The iPhone guts are packed so much tighter. That alone will make it get hotter. Maybe the glass -vs- aluminium back dissipate heat differently.
 

DS3

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Why does the iPhone get so warm and not the iPad? Might be a dumb question but I dunno..
I'd imagine its because a good deal of the heat is generated by the CPU/GPU, who are similar/the same in a much smaller device.

edit: and what the guy above said...
 

foiden

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Because the phone crams the electronics in a smaller space. Plus the phone gets hotter with the use of its cellular electronics more than anything.
 

HelveticaNeue

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My iPhone often gets warm from taking video, etc, but I've never felt my iPad be warm in the least.
 

efyou

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The black screen collects heat in the summer. Like crazy. Never let it lie in bright sunlight. You will certainly regret it... Just a comment.

It's not changing temperature during use, at least not for me.
Thanks for the tip. I've gotten my iPhone so hot once that it actually shut off with a message that it was too hot. I had left it in my vehicle in the sun for too long.
 

WLS

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The real question is will the new iPad get hot in your hand? It's got more leds for the display as well as a larger battery for the same amount of usage. I would guess that the new iPad will feel warm but not hot.
 

darwinian

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iPad 1 and 2 did not get hot for me. Under heavy Skype usage, my iPad 2 got a bit warm in my very warm room. However, I just noticed that the new iPad is noticeably warmer, without really having done anything on it. Assuming for now this is normal?
 

Badbermac

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The black screen collects heat in the summer. Like crazy. Never let it lie in bright sunlight. You will certainly regret it... Just a comment.

It's not changing temperature during use, at least not for me.
My black iPhone shut itself down when I left it in my car in summer, very nice feature
 

iHeartsteve

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I freaked out when I first got my ipad in the first 45 min it was a little hot. But now that I've used it longer, the heat went away. Which normally would be the other way around.

So maybe its first start up fluke??
 

ixodes

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My iPad 3 gets pretty warm, but that's to be expected. Apple doesn't care if their products get warm or even hot.

They like thin... & put form over function.

It doesn't matter to me cause I just get rid of them & upgrade each year anyway. That's what Apple counts on.