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    boy my New iPad is a bit more than warm to the touch. my iPad 2 never felt warm, but the new iPad is almost Hot to touch. Granted its been trying to sync to the cloud for about 3 hours (slow wifi here at work)

    anyone else experiencing some warmth with their device (and no I am not talking about unnaturally loving it)
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    Mine got warm for little while while I was syncing with the cloud. But it's cooled off now and hasn't gotten warm again... been using it quite a bit.
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    played ME infiltrator for like 4 minutes and it got pretty warm on the left side definitely wasnt like that with my ipad 2
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    ^ In one of the reviews that I was reading this morning, it explained that this was due to LTE as well as the larger battery that is in the New iPad. The iPad 2 doesn't have LTE capabilities or a battery as large as the new iPad. Nothing to worry about.


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    My new iPad is extremely hot! I noticed it when it was restoring from the cloud last night. It got hot very fast. Right now it's as hot a laptop gets. I'm worried. I owned iPad and iPad 2, neither got this hot.

    When using in landscape mode with home button on the right the entire bottom of the back is HOT. Anyone contact apple care yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Delrahim69 View Post
    My new iPad is extremely hot! I noticed it when it was restoring from the cloud last night. It got hot very fast. Right now it's as hot a laptop gets. I'm worried. I owned iPad and iPad 2, neither got this hot.

    When using in landscape mode with home button on the right the entire bottom of the back is HOT. Anyone contact apple care yet?
    Like I said above, you can't compare the iPad 2 with the new one. The new iPad has a much larger battery as well as LTE capabilities. These two things alone will make your new device warmer to touch than your other one. I would go ahead and call Apple, but I do think they will say this is normal.


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    Here are two discussions that are going on over at the apple support community. The one in the second link has a response from Apple after one new iPad owner called in about the issue.

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    I'm sure LTE has some play here however, my WiFi model gets warmer then my iPad 2 ever did as well.
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    Running a bit hot here, too. Mostly on left side; right side is just a bit warm.
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    I bought the LTE iPad last night, after 3 hours with it, it didn't even get warm.


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    Mine is hot as hell after using it for a while. I'm on wifi and not LTE so that isn't the issue.


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    I called apple and they acted like I was the only person this was happening to. I mentioned this forum among others with tons of people having the same problem. All they said was to send it in to be tested and if there was a problem they would send me a new one. Which is a joke! I've waited weeks for it to be released and am not waiting another week or two for them to send me another one. I'm just going to exchange it at Walmart when they get more in tomorrow.

    Anyone get a different answer?

    Also mine is the 16GB wifi version, no LTE.
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    Mine is getting warm too. When playing Modern Combat 3/Fallen Nation, it's even worse- very hot.

    It's kind of disturbing. Reminds me of the old days, when Steve Jobs wanted the Mac to be silent. There's something about a hot device that's distracting. The iPad 2 was always cool.
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    I read some reviews that say when the brightness is lowered, from 100% to 85%, that helps with it not getting so hot
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    I'm noticing much less warmth on days 2 and 3. Sill a bit warm on the left side, lower part of the bezel and the left back, but nothing like day 1. Center and right back are cool as is entire right bezel. I'm thinking part of the excessive heat on the first day was due to charging it up and downloading all of the content from my ipad2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kimhill View Post
    Mine is getting warm too. When playing Modern Combat 3/Fallen Nation, it's even worse- very hot.

    It's kind of disturbing. Reminds me of the old days, when Steve Jobs wanted the Mac to be silent. There's something about a hot device that's distracting. The iPad 2 was always cool.
    I played this for an hour last night and while it was warm just a it it was no where as bad as others claim. I'm just not seeing it happen.
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    I haven't experienced any heat on mine. I just have the wifi model.
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    Heat on the first day, especially during the restore from iCloud. Is better now a bit, and I also and running about 85% brightness.
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    While the larger battery may be contributing slightly to the temperature increase it is more likely caused by the electronics in the iPad not the battery. Yes the battery is larger because it needs to deliver more power for the new CPU/GPU, memory and display but batteries are designed to deliver a steady power load over a given time period for a specific resistance. The heat is generated by current flowing through the "load" or in this case the electronics.

    Since most of the reports indicate the heat in a very localized area this would point to a component or group of components on the mobo of the iPad. Plus if you think about it, the batter is spread out inside the case. If the battery were the cause of the heat it would be across the area that is covered by the battery and not localized to a specific area as described by many people. Although you will get some heat transfer due to air movement within the case and the heat transfer properties of the aluminum back side of the case.

    Also when you consider the new hardware it's easy to see why you need more power and therefore why you are generating heat. First you have 4 GPU cores, that's 4 x the power of a single core GPU. Second, there is 2X the memory which is going to draw 2 x power and you have a display that has 4 x the pixels so you know there is a power draw there.

    The real question, which hasn't been answered is whether the heating will be a problem once we get into the warmer months of summer. Heat is not good for electronics, hence the warning message you get if you leave your iPhone in the car on a hot summer day.
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    I love my iPad but this is annoying. This thing should not get this warm. My iPad 2 was never like this. I was reading a freaking PDF for class and it got warm. Seriously they gotta fix this.
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    This is a problem for all small devices. The new iPad is using a lot more power,(which is why it needs a much larger battery) because of the higher screen resolution and LTE support, and the more powerful graphics chip is going to be taxed more heavily, so more heat.

    This is not a problem specific to iPads. Apple actually lowered the clock speed on the second generation of Macbook Airs to make them run cooler than the previous models, and the most recent models, with i5 and i7 processors, run a lot hotter than the Core 2 Duo models did.

    Every manufacturer has to deal with these issues. The first Windows tablet that Microsoft demoed, with an i5 processor, had a fan that sounded like a jet engine. Unless Apple really screwed up the product testing, it shouldn't be running hot enough to cause problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boobie1192 View Post
    I love my iPad but this is annoying. This thing should not get this warm. My iPad 2 was never like this. I was reading a freaking PDF for class and it got warm. Seriously they gotta fix this.
    How do they "fix" it on devices already in the market? I suppose you could do some software things, maybe, but the hardware is what it is. To my knowledge, Apple has been able to avoid any massive "XBox 360"-like recalls on their hardware so far, so I hope this isn't a big problem for people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boobie1192 View Post
    I love my iPad but this is annoying. This thing should not get this warm. My iPad 2 was never like this. I was reading a freaking PDF for class and it got warm. Seriously they gotta fix this.
    According to Apples official response to this, I doubt they will fix anything. They believe if a person has this issue they should take their iPad in and have it looked at.


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    No issues here. Iphone gets hotter than this.
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    It gets just a little bit warm after 3 hours of videos and surfing. Lots cooler than my iPhone or any laptop.
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