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Does your new iPad get hot?

  • Nope, it's perfect

    Votes: 8 9.9%
  • Yes, bottom left corner

    Votes: 63 77.8%
  • Not sure / only when I tried microwaving it

    Votes: 10 12.3%

  • Total voters
    81
  • Poll closed .

payup

macrumors member
Original poster
Jul 11, 2008
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My new ipad is quite warm on the left hand side, even through a case - sounds like it's fairly common. I'm wondering if this is normal, or if I should take mine back for an exchange.
 

WSR

macrumors regular
Jun 9, 2011
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OP what model is your's?

On my 64GB Wifi only, I haven't noticed any heat.
 
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Jasmynp

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May 15, 2011
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16g AT&T 4G it gets warm on the smart cover side. Not too bad though. It seems to cool itself down after awhile even while I'm using it.
 
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bobenhaus

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Mar 2, 2011
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My new ipad is quite warm on the left hand side, even through a case - sounds like it's fairly common. I'm wondering if this is normal, or if I should take mine back for an exchange.

Thats because the new battery is almost the size of a laptop battery. Apple is starting to reach too far with their products.Technology needs to catch up with batteries.
 
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Yr Blues

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Jan 14, 2008
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Processing 4 times the pixels. Imagine the lag without the extra horsepower.
 
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Hosei

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Mar 1, 2012
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After an hour of usage i have noticed that it does get a little warm on the back, mostly on the left side/middle area. I think this is normal though, happens on my iPhone too,
 
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Kronie

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Dec 4, 2008
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Thats because the new battery is almost the size of a laptop battery. Apple is starting to reach too far with their products.Technology needs to catch up with batteries.

Works for me...
 
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Abazigal

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Jul 18, 2011
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After an hour of usage i have noticed that it does get a little warm on the back, mostly on the left side/middle area. I think this is normal though, happens on my iPhone too,

Same here. However, once I slip on my casing, I can't feel a thing. ;)
 
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payup

macrumors member
Original poster
Jul 11, 2008
84
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OP what model is your's?

On my 64GB Wifi only, I haven't noticed any heat.

It's a 32gb Verizon version. It's a good point - some memory chips could run hotter.

I understand the battery and performance requirements have increased, it's just not Apple-like for their products to get warm during light usage such as browsing web. iPhone doesn't get hot unless you're playing graphics-intensive games. At least I'm not alone with this.
 
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WSR

macrumors regular
Jun 9, 2011
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It's a 32gb Verizon version. It's a good point - some memory chips could run hotter.

I understand the battery and performance requirements have increased, it's just not Apple-like for their products to get warm during light usage such as browsing web. iPhone doesn't get hot unless you're playing graphics-intensive games. At least I'm not alone with this.

If it's like the iPad 2, the memory is on the right with most of the circuitry on the left.
I asked about the model, since I wondered if it could be the cellular circuitry. If it got hot while browsing through the cellular antenna, this could be it.
 
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thelookingglass

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Apr 27, 2005
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If it's like the iPad 2, the memory is on the right with most of the circuitry on the left.
I asked about the model, since I wondered if it could be the cellular circuitry. If it got hot while browsing through the cellular antenna, this could be it.

Wifi users are getting warm iPads too, so it can't be (just) the cellular antenna. I'm actually more and more convinced that the temperature is a function of screen brightness. Seems those with brightness at 50% or under are not getting warm iPads. Anyone out there care to confirm?
 
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ixodes

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Jan 11, 2012
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Pacific Coast, USA
Sure it is. That's how you know it's made by Apple.

It's form over functionality, always has been, always will be.

Just like their laptops... they're warm little devils. If they ran cool it wouldn't be authentic Apple.

Think of it as a hand warmer :D
 
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Roy G Biv

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Dec 26, 2010
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Could this be a value-added feature to let you know if you're holding it wrong?
 
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