iPad 10.5 heat at full brightness?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by jqc, Jun 16, 2017.

  1. jqc macrumors regular

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    Ive noticed that when at full brightness, my iPad gets pretty warm pretty fast, specifically by around the screen by the home button. I tested my iPad 9.7 side by side but just having both on at full brightness, and it stayed cool.

    Anyone else noticed this?
     
  2. iF34R macrumors 6502a

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    Not here. I just played Real Racing 3 on max brightness for 15 minutes. It did get a little warm right side of the home button, but barely noticeable.
     
  3. macduke macrumors 604

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    Did you have your iPad outside at full brightness? That's the only reason, IMO, for needing to use full brightness. Combining that with a thick rear case would mitigate the cooling properties of aluminum. The sun beating down on the front combined with the ambient temperature might be too much for such a slim thermal profile to handle, especially when you consider that full brightness on the newest iPad Pro is now double that of its predecessor. That would be unfortunate as, like I said, the main use case for full brightness is outdoors use. I've been meaning to try mine outside, but it has been so hot lately. I also don't have a rear case on it yet, so I'm worried about dropping it.
     
  4. iF34R macrumors 6502a

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    I keep my on auto-bright. When I cranked it up, inside, to test the OP occurrence, I was blinded lol. I always use auto-bight, inside or out.
     
  5. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    The LED backlighting at full brightness would create a good amount of heat.
     

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