Not when I'm using it, nor when I'm charging it. Cool to the touch everywhere. My Air 2 gets noticeably warm when using for extended periods of time or when charging it. I've also noticed speaker vibration is almost non-existent. Sound isn't as nice as a good BT speaker but better than the Air 2 for sure. I have to say I think the iPad pro is the best iPad Apple ever designed. I thought for sure the weight was going to bother me but I'm using this iPad exactly the same way I used my Air with no issues, no arm fatigue. This design can't come to the Air line soon enough.