Does your new iPad get warm/hot on left side?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by payup, Mar 17, 2012.

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Does your new iPad get hot?

Poll closed Apr 16, 2012.
  1. Nope, it's perfect

    8 vote(s)
    9.9%
  2. Yes, bottom left corner

    63 vote(s)
    77.8%
  3. Not sure / only when I tried microwaving it

    10 vote(s)
    12.3%
  1. payup macrumors member

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    #1
    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.
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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  3. laurenr macrumors 6502a

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    The bottom left becomes warmer only if I have the screen brightness cranked all the way up.
     
  4. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    My iPad is incredibly hot on its left side...but only in a sexually attractive way. :apple:
     
  6. WSR macrumors regular

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    OP what model is your's?

    On my 64GB Wifi only, I haven't noticed any heat.
     
  7. Jasmynp macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  8. bobenhaus macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  9. Yr Blues macrumors 68020

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    Processing 4 times the pixels. Imagine the lag without the extra horsepower.
     
  10. Hosei macrumors member

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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,
     
  11. Kronie, Mar 17, 2012
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    Kronie macrumors 6502a

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    Works for me...
     
  12. Abazigal macrumors 604

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    Same here. However, once I slip on my casing, I can't feel a thing. ;)
     
  13. IngerMan macrumors 6502a

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    Only when I turn the brightness all the way up ;)
     
  14. payup thread starter macrumors member

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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.
     
  15. bwrairen macrumors 6502

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    Yes, but it's well worth the trade-off in my opinion.
     
  16. taedouni macrumors 65816

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    It's expected to be warm. At least it's not burning hot like laptops.
     
  17. WSR macrumors regular

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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.
     
  18. thelookingglass macrumors 68000

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    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?
     
  19. ixodes macrumors 601

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    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
     
  20. Roy G Biv macrumors 6502

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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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