Before its launch, the new iPad was quite the hot topic, but now it seems that the device might just be plain hot. Users have reported on forums that their new iPads have heating issues. According to CNET, the problem seems to have occured in the lower left corner of the device. TheNextWeb reports that in the worst case scenario, when the iPad overheats it shuts down displaying the message, “this iPad needs to cool down“. However, the number of users who have reported problems seem few and one of them said that their iPad overheated when used in sunlight. Which, of course, will make any device overheat. The new iPad, like all of Apple's mobile devices, does not come with a fan. It does however come with a bigger battery and (arguably) a faster processor, than its predecessor.
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The same issues were reported with the first iPad and the iPad 2 when they were first launched. Furthermore, a lot of users will confuse an iPad overheating with it just getting warm. Apple representatives haven't made a comment on the matter. Furthermore, as of yet, iPads have not been recalled for heat issues, even though users have reported heat. iPhones have combusted before due to overheating, but even then, it has never been recalled. Of course, Apple computers, more specifically, have had their batteries recalled, previously for overheating issues. Will you buy the new iPad? Let us know in the comments section below.
Publish date: March 19, 2012 10:48 am| Modified date: December 18, 2013 9:51 pm