So, I'd read about the heat issues and didn't worry about it. My own iPad never gets more then slightly warm in the bottom left hand corner - like when you've been talking on a mobile for a while - certainly nothing to worry about, and two friends who got one on launch day don't have any problems either. Then yesterday I met up with 4th friend who also got one on launch day. We played real racing 2 together for about 20 mins and when he passed it to me to put it on charge I nearly dropped it. It was ridiculously hot. Like bottom of my MacBook pro after encoding video for an hour hot. And not just in the corner but all along the entire surface of the back. If consumer reports had one like this I can see what all the fuss is about. The battery also runs down at a shocking rate. Like 10% for half an hour of game playing. It's like nothing I've ever experienced. And I told him this.. which brings me to my problem... My friend is a windows user and hates macs and everything Apple. It's fair to say we have a friendly rivalry going on and when I suggested there was something seriously wrong with his iPad, he just laughed it off and presumed I was trying to 'get one over on him'??? I figured if he won't believe me. Maybe a few of you guys could comment below about hot your own iPad gets. Then maybe I can convince him that something is wrong.