Is Your New iPad Overheating?

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If you got a new iPad last week, you may not have set foot outside your home all weekend. You may also, as some users are reporting, have experienced an overheating issue following that extensive use.


A bunch of forum postings seem to suggest that the new iPad has an overheating problem. We're not just talking about it getting a little bit hotter—all the iPads get warm, after all, and other Apple products can provide a toasty experience—but instead it seems to suffer a rather debilitating jump in temperature.

Some users, report Next Web, have reported that the iPad shuts down and a message pops up, saying "the iPad needs to cool down." The heating seems to isolated to a single corner of the tablet, and current speculation lays the blame at the feet of the larger battery and beefier processor. And, uh, obviously the lack of active cooling.

It's not clear how widespread the issue is, so let us know if you've been experiencing problems. [CNET]



Used it all weekend, plenty of gaming (even while charging). It never got anything more than warm, and never even as warm as my laptop.

And, as for overheating, almost ever poster said it got warm, one of the sourced posters even specifically says "not overheating". Besides, this thing blows other tablets away in terms of raw performance. It's handling more pixels than a 1080p screen. You don't expect that to get a bit warm? And your Next Web link? That's from 2010!

Don't make this out to be another antenna gate just to get more page views. This is Gizmodo, not some tech tabloid. I'm really tired of reading sensationalist articles on here when there's anything you could possibly say about Apple. I've been reading Gizmodo a very long time, and I'm really starting to get disappointed.