I know the new iPad is prone to overheating, however, mine starts to overheat after moderate use within the first 15 to 20 minutes. Is the unit faulty?
Also, I currently have the iPad in the Moshi Concerti case (which is a 360 degrees protection which covers the back of the iPad completely). Do you think the iPad (as with all electronics) needs adequate ventilation?
Any help in this regard would be appreciated!
- 05-23-2012, 05:11 AM #2iMore Pro
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If it still overheats, then I would say that it is faulty.
- 05-23-2012, 08:33 AM #3iMore Intermediate
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If you could clarify "overheating" it would make this thread more productive. Are you talking about it feeling warm or hot to you, or are you talking about the iPad actually shutting down because it's overheated.
If I turn the brightness all the way up, it does indeed get wrarm, but I've never had it overheat.
If it turned off and displayed the overheating message (similar to the out-of-battery one) due to normal use, I'd return it. If it just starts feeling warm to you, just live with it - or turn the screen brightness down.
Thank you for responding. Well, have the brightness turned all the way up (that's how I like it) and its gets uncomfortably warm. Enough to make me the heat through the case.
No shut downs or out of battery reports though. Just a little hot around the back. I dont play games on it, just a lot of reading and twitter!
- 05-23-2012, 09:33 AM #5
Mine is usually set to about 3/4 full brightness for class and I haven't even noticed mine getting even warm. I did feel one at the apple store that was almost uncomfortably warm. Not in a being burnt way, but I could see it making my hands sweaty and uncomfortable to hold for an extended time.
Like right now I can't even hold the iPad it's that uncomfortable. Could btw weather be contributing factor? I mean I'm currently writing from Pakistan and it's 42 degrees outside! The reason I'm especially worried is that I bought this iPad from abroad and can't even send it to have it checked, we don't have an Apple store here.
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- 05-27-2012, 09:52 AM #10
I won't know until summer about using it in high temps (gets to 120+ out here) but here is a part of the specification if they help. Right now my laptop is WAY hotter, the iPad is quite comfortable temperature wise.
Operating temperature: 32° to 95° F (0° to 35° C)
Nonoperating temperature: -4° to 113° F (-20° to 45° C)
Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing
Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet (3000 m)