Skip to comments.Like clockwork: Let the iPad overheating FUD begin
Posted on 03/20/2012 9:52:53 AM PDT by SwordmakerEdited on 03/20/2012 10:07:30 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
According to early user reports, the new iPad may be prone to becoming physically warm during use, especially in the lower left-hand corner when holding the iPad upright in portrait mode, Gilbert writes. The question of whether the iPad has a temperature problem has been asked on both the Apple Discussion Boards and in the MacRumors forums, and articles on CNET, The Next Web and Gizmodo have all brought unwanted attention to the new iPads heat.
Gilbert writes, Apple did not immediately respond to request for comment. Until then, we will continue to monitor the iPads hotness, both in consumer demand and physical, perhaps discomforting, warmth.
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Had mine for 2 years. The only time it gets warm is if I leave it in the sun. Most reliable computing machine I’ve ever owned. Period
Nonsense from the usual suspects. I will be buying one next week.
My Mac Book Air has the same heating on the upper left hand corner, but I have had several other PC laptops that also can get uncomfortably warm during use. I think this is just the nature of the Li-Ion battery.
Boy, that is true ... it's truly amazing how how that little puppy will get in the sunshine. But, overall I concur with you 100%. I was one of the 'foolish' ones who pre-ordered the origional iPad at 6am on the first day it came out for pre-ordering. I was also among the first to open the box and begin using it. I never leave home without it. It's my standard accessory that I simply "Must Have" when I travel.
None of my devices get hot to the touch unless left in the sun as others have mentioned.
None of my devices get hot to the touch unless left in the sun as others have mentioned.
I’ll admit when I first got it I thought it would be an expensive piece of electronic jewelry. Now I do not leave the house without it.
It’s indispensable for work.
Hot? As in flying off the shelves? My iPhone will get warm when streaming for long periods over 3G, but my iPad 2 has always been “normal” no matter the use.
>>>Nonsense from the usual suspects. I will be buying one next week.
The screen is amazing.
Question: My daughters old MAC needs replacement. Should she get another MAC or the new IPAD???
Just curious on this one.
Me, I use it for email, web surfing, entertainment when I travel (movies, music, games) and have read upwards of 20 books on it. For what I use it for, I see no reason to upgrade - and if I had tons of dispoable cash, I’d probably just go with the iPad2. But for what I use it for, it’s perfectly adequate. I can stand to wait 5 seconds for a movie to launch, it really doesn’t bother me.
How about you? Any need to upgrade, and if so would you hop on the iPad2 or 3?
What did she use her Mac to do?
The iPad is great for data consumption, (viewing videos, listening to music, browsing the web), the Mac is great for data production, (term papers, spread sheets, book reports, presentations).
So it just depends on what her main tasks will be.
What does she do with it? for chatting, web surfing, text books, the ipad is superior to a computer in every way. Better screen, longer battery life, and surfing is far faster.
If she does computer specific tasks, like running special applications, then a computer is the way to go.
Wife has a Dell laptop, she got an ipad for work just a few weeks ago. The Dell now resides in her office. And with Microsoft releasing OFFICE for the ipad soon, it will do it all.
It all depends on the desired uses - if it’s going to be used heavlily for word processing, spreadsheets, etc- desktop or portable/laptop (not netbook) is still the way to go... For me - the iPad is not a total replacement for a computer - but this latest iPad is getting closer to a laptop replacement.
Daughter is a 2nd Grade teacher. Uses MAC for emailing, facebooking, scheduling and research.
>>>How about you? Any need to upgrade, and if so would you hop on the iPad2 or 3?
If you have an original iPad - the upgrade to the “3” is well worth it in terms of performance of things other than the screen... the screen is icing on the cake.
I just inherited my husband’s IPad as he just got the new one. I didn’t want it, thought I didn’t need one (I love my MacBook). However.... Suddenly I’m finding all sorts of things I can do better on the Pad. Whoda thought? Well, more time I can waste online. Drat.
I’m not crazy about the IPad keyboard, but I’m a really good typist and hate typing with a few fingers. I have been told I should get a bluetooth keyboard and then I will love my IPad even more.
Mine only gets warm when it goes to xxxbackyardbooty.com
Still using the original 32 Gig iPad.
Here’s what I’m running on it in terms of business apps:
Keynote: for PowerPoints.
Keynote Remote: Controls PP’s using my iPhone on the iPad wirelessly.
Mitel’s Unified Communicator Advanced: Turns my iPad into a Presence tool, voice mail, controls my status, call forwarding, etc.
Bria Softphone: Turns the iPad into a SIP phone on my corporate PBX.
ClearSea: Turns the iPad into a video conferencing tool.
SonicWall: VPN tool.
Remoter VCN: Gets me to my desktop remotely over the Sonic Wall VPN.
DocsToGo: Good enough for managing MS Office apps until I can get to my desktop over the VPN.
There are some seriously powerful business apps out there if you look for them. While the front facing camera would be handy for the conferencing apps I can’t yet justify the expense to upgrade to the latest and greatest. Not yet, anyway.
Not saying there’s anything to these reports, but the overheating stories are specific to the new ipad that just came out, not the older models. Could relate to the 4G chip, more powerful GPU, or larger battery.
Never buy an iPad as a gift to your parents:
This video is in German: The daughter asks her father if he’s getting used to his new iPad that they bought for him.
I had the original iPad. I skipped 2 but did get a 3. My original was a 32GB WiFi only. This time around I opted for 64GB WiFi/4G.
The extra 512MB of RAM alone is worth going to the 3. That screen is pure gravy.
Looking at my old one, it really does feel like I need glasses, which I don’t need for reading.
I beleive the area in question is the CPU/GPU area, and I’ve only noticed a slight warmth increase when charging and surfing heavily. I hadn’t even really noticed until I heard reports of it.
>>>Im not crazy about the IPad keyboard...
It just takes getting used to - and is something I’m working on :)
I’ve got one. I love it. The display is amazing. Left corner not hot at all.
That is hilarious!
I’m not a teacher, but I don’t see how she can’t do all of that with the iPad. There has to be an app she can use to do the scheduling. If research is web searching she can do that on an iPad. Office will probably be out soon for it. I can do some basic Office functions with DocstoGo app.
I have two keypads, one with a dock and one is bluetooth. For use on my iPad 1 and iPad 2. The dock sees little use, as I have protective cases on both iPads and they need to be removed in order to dock. The bluetooth keyboard, when activated, needs to pair with the iPad. Sometimes that is a hassle.
I have found it more convenient to just use the screen keypad rather than the external keypads, which get little use. If I need to do a lot of typing, I revert to using my Macbook.
Geesh; and some people actually have a LIFE!
I am reading from my new iPad 3 in portrait mode and the left lower corner doesn’t feel warm to the touch.
The screen is something else, and the thing is fast, fast, fast. Also have an iPad 1 and there’s not much comparison. The new one is fun in addition to everything else.
Same here I love my 3 it is soooo cooool and not hot LOL!
I've seen it and it is hilarious...
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Using my iPad 1 here, obtained 30 minutes after 3G went on sale. Improved speed and resolution would be nice, and some apps just don’t run on this (iPhoto, iMovie) but on the whole it’s still very satisfactory. Unlimited 3G rocks; not abusing it, just never have to worry about it. Need a new computer far more than an iPad upgrade. Will replace a 7 year old 1.7 GHz Pentium M 0.5GB Sony ultraportable with the next top end iMac when it shows up.
FUD: common acronym for Fear Uncertainty Doubt.
Hi! Just curious — which one were you FReeping on when you posted #23?
She went with the mac. Likes the key board.
So far, that’s what I”m doing, using the Macbook for things like this. I don’t know at my age if I really want to retrain myself to type on the ipad keys for real typing. The laptop has already made a negative difference in my typing speed, I think.
But, we’ll see, I’m really enjoying the Ipad.
Macbook. I have not ventured onto FR with my IPad. For one thing I would have to find my password... ;)
I know a few early adopters of the new one, if no anecdotal evidence, I won’t post anything else. :’)
Thank you. Aside from portability for archaeological field research, I haven’t yet seen justification to supplant my 17” MacBook Pro with an iPad. If I were younger, and more “portable”, ‘-) myself, I might think otherwise... And, if they ever come up with a 17” Retina Display for the MBP, I might be even less tempted... ;-}
I got my new iPad from FedEx on the 16th. It’s the first time I ever pre-ordered anything electronic.
I have already used it extensively in portrait mode reading ebooks and in landscape watching video and playing games. I’ve had lots of time, since I’m between jobs right now. Haven’t noticed any hot spots, other than that hot new Retina screen.
They updated iMovie; it now plays on the iPad!!
It’s slow and rather clunky, but I did the hotspot thing and was able to download it to my iPad 1 last week. Version 1.3, I believe. I then pulled some videos I had on the iPad and made a 60 second travelogue with music and themes. Absolutely wonderful.
Now, I am saving for the Mac Mini refurb ($510) then $39 at Amazon to upgrade to 8 GB; that will be my new home desktop. Windows may be moving to Win8; but that train is going to leave without me, I’m stepping over to the Mac side of the street.
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