So lets end this iPad 'heatgate' discussion once and for all

Discussion in 'iPad' started by hasanahmad, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. hasanahmad macrumors 65816

    May 20, 2009

  2. Leonard1818 macrumors 68020

    Nov 15, 2011
    best way to end it is to stop talking about it...
  3. deeddawg macrumors 604

    Jun 14, 2010
    Nah, won't stop the "but but but, mine's different!!!" crowd.... :rolleyes:

    or the folks who categorically claim anyone without a problem is an Apple Fanboi...
  4. iEvolution macrumors 65816

    Jul 11, 2008
    Unbelievable that someone took the time to gauge the heat between different models of tablets, its a tablet with a much larger battery of course its going to run hotter. I really don't understand why people even made a issue out of it.
  5. Menel macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011
    MacWorld, an ideal unbiased source?

    That said, extended periods of time playing Batman (UE3), and Osmos, yes it gets warm, no it's not uncomfortable, no it hasn't crashed.

    It's going to get warmer than iPad 2, it's simple physics. It's battery has 70% more capacity with the same run-time. That probably equates to near +70% power dissipation. It's going to be warmer, you can't write off the laws of physics.

    Not sure why it's a big deal.
  6. Lancetx macrumors 68000


    Aug 11, 2003
    For the record, if you click through you'll see that it's actually PCWorld that did the testing. Macworld only reprinted their story.
  7. Radio macrumors 68000

    Mar 5, 2012
    Central California
    I care less about the heat more so the weight!

    It's heavy!
  8. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    Exactly, it's a non issue for most.
  9. asleep macrumors 68040


    Sep 26, 2007
  10. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    It was never really a discussion, but rather link bait for a supposed consumer magazine.
  11. William.Mantle macrumors 6502

    Aug 22, 2011
    Wow... Those figures are worryingly high.

    Its a double whammy this time... Heatgate + Screengate!
  12. seadragon Contributor

    Mar 10, 2009
    They don't mention what the screen brightness was set at during these tests. 50% vs 100% makes a huge difference in temps. Have you felt one on display at a store? They are toasty warm.
  13. Roy Hobbs macrumors 68000

    Roy Hobbs

    Apr 29, 2005
    Yeah it's almost unbearable. The extra .11 pounds is making it very hard for me to hold the iPad. :rolleyes:
  14. Shrink macrumors G3


    Feb 26, 2011
    New England, USA
    It appears that if complaining about non-problems, pseudo-issues, and -gates were disallowed, MacRumors... would be one page long.:eek:

    But, then, it wouldn't be the MacRumors we have all come to love.:rolleyes::D

    (For the record, I DO love the stuff I can learn here, and the silliness, too.):)
  15. Batavian macrumors 6502


    Mar 10, 2011
    This is better than the article comparing heat in the iPad 3 to a laptop. Much more apples to apples comparison vs other tablets.

    Nice find.
  16. urkel macrumors 68030

    Nov 3, 2008
    The "iPad isn't as hot as a laptop" argument drives me nuts. Whenever someone complains about the file system, flash, desktop apps or makes any negative comparison to a laptop then it's "This isn't a laptop dummy, so don't try to compare them". But when someone complains about heat then it's "Laptops are much hotter dummy, so compare it to that".

    Anyway, I don't find the heat to be nearly as annoying as the people who can't admit that there is some warmth without instantly going on the defense as if iPad owners are trolling their own purchases. Yes, there's some heat but No, it's not worth downgrading over.
  17. Yr Blues macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008
    The iPad runs hotter than iPad 2. How much heat is acceptable to you is a personal issue.

    About the charging speed. I wonder how long it takes MacBook Air/Pro to charge versus iPad 3. That's my question.
  18. batotman macrumors 6502

    Mar 14, 2012
    If its too warm there are only two options:

    Stop being a *****.


    Put a cover on it.

    This myth is likely perpetuated by anti-Apple folks. I used to be one. :D
  19. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003

    by starting a new thread on the subject. :rolleyes:

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