iPad 2 gets hotter on back side than iPad 1?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by ibri, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. ibri macrumors newbie


    Mar 14, 2011
    I never remember my iPad 1 even getting warm to the touch, and I specifically looked for it after experiencing my iPhone 1 getting quite warm during some games.

    I've played with an iPad 2 at both the Apple and Verizon stores, and I notice right away that the bottom left seems rather warm, even when not doing anything intensive. This makes sense as that's where the CPU is located.

    Has anyone else noticed it? How do you think it compares to the iPad 1? Does it get even warmer when playing an intensive game?
  2. Buck987 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 16, 2010
    I noticed this also...but more so the rear of the ipad 2 is much more slippery
  3. hlr element macrumors member

    Jan 10, 2009
    maybe cause most people are right handed so they hold the ipad in the bottom left corner... lol, but it'd make sense, the ipad2 is packed pretty tightly, and being in a store, always on, with a ton of people playing on it, just cause you aren't doing anything intensive doesn't mean someone else wasn't, heat doesn't instantly disappear.
  4. maxap, Mar 15, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2011

    maxap macrumors 6502


    Sep 20, 2008
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    Most probably it is true that the iPad2 gets warmer especially considering the fact that the new A5 proccessor is almost twice the size of the old A4, but is still a 45nm chip. This could be one of the reasons for me to wait till TSMC (instead of Samsung) will produce chips for Apple using their 28nm process.

    More info here: http://www.9to5mac.com/56237/the-a5-chip-almost-twice-the-size-of-a4-fabbed-on-samsungs-45nm-process
  5. ibri thread starter macrumors newbie


    Mar 14, 2011
    Can anyone else share their experiences on this? My biggest concern is how warm it gets when doing something CPU/GPU intensive.

    Also, when trying out the iPad 2 at the store I spent about 10 minutes surfin' safari and it remained warm. I also unplugged the cable to ensure it wasn't a result of charging. The heat was not a result of someone else putting strain on the device.
  6. master-ceo macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2007
    The SUN
    The iPad 1 or 2 does not get HOT! kill That Noise.
  7. anthony691 macrumors newbie

    Feb 1, 2009
    During 3D gaming my iPad tended to warm slightly at one spot on the rear of the device. My iPad 2 does not do this. My iPad 2 most definitely runs cooler than my iPad 1.
  8. InTheUnion macrumors regular


    Apr 10, 2009
    Not to mention that it'll constantly be on charge in a store.
  9. ibri thread starter macrumors newbie


    Mar 14, 2011
    I didn't notice a discernible difference after unplugging the cable.
  10. TheXIIIth macrumors member

    Apr 9, 2010
    I took note to the added warmth last Saturday while playing Plants vs. Zombies. It could possibly be attributed to the fact that iPad 2 is thinner and possibly the dual cores.
  11. ibri thread starter macrumors newbie


    Mar 14, 2011
    Well, got my iPad 2 and now I see why master-CEO was so annoyed with me for starting this thread. If the iPad 2 gets any warmer than the iPad 1 it's barely noticeable. I've played games, even looped epic citadel for a bit and it never got beyond "slightly warm". in the stores it must have been I that was warm, all brimming with excitement at using the iPad 2 ;-)
  12. vincenz macrumors 601


    Oct 20, 2008
  13. applefanDrew macrumors 65816

    Jul 17, 2010
    Neither my iPad 1 or iPad 2 has ever gotten hot.
  14. ibri thread starter macrumors newbie


    Mar 14, 2011
    Delete the thread? Is discussion as to whether there is a change in heat output of a new device not a worthy topic? Some folks around here seem to take issue with any criticism of anything Apple. If I misunderstood your comment, I apologize.
  15. diabolic, Mar 18, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2011

    diabolic macrumors 68000

    Jun 13, 2007
    Austin, Texas
    I don't notice my iPad 2 getting very warm at all, even after hours in use. Unlike my first iPad, I don't use a case, so I'd certainly notice if it was.

    I've been sitting with mine in my lap on bare legs for the past couple of hours playing games and browsing the web. It's not noticeably warm.
  16. Lotso macrumors 6502


    Jul 21, 2010
    OC, California
  17. yodaxl7 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 25, 2010
    I have both iPad 1 and 2 and neither ever get hot or even warm. I play on them literally all day. So, maybe it's your hands or the mall you were in.
  18. Chilean.Miner macrumors member


    Feb 17, 2011

    indeed it does my friend, indeed it does.

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