New to the 3, had a 2 prior.

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  1. Nakedbabytoes

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    How hot temp wise is "too hot"? Will it ruin my iPad over time?

    My 3 gets very hot. I have it in an Oberon leather bifold case, so when it is open/on screen, only the back of the device is covered. The front of the lower left of the screen gets very hot, as I type I can feel the heat under my fingers. So hot that there is no way I would ever let my 4yo son hold it.

    I know why this occurs, but isn't heat over time bad for electronics? I worry my 3 won't last.
    I have read heat is an issue on 3s, but not everybody experiences it. Should I take it back and try another 3?

    It is a 4g AT&T white 64gig, if that matters. I haven't activated the 4g yet, so just wifi stuff so far. It doesn't take long to really get warm, maybe 30 minutes then levels off to stay quite warm.
     
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    Is it just read little heat, or is it burning hot? Mine gets hot every once in a while when I'm playing games or something, but it doesn't get outrageously hot. If it's crazy hot, I would take it to an apple store.
     
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    The closest I could describe it would be a heating blanket turned on medium. Enough to feel the heat at a short distance off but to put your finger on it, it is uncomfortable. I have yet to play any games or watch a movie on it, just web surfing and reading the Kindle app.

    Nothing super taxing, other than the display being on for a long period of time(at about 60% brightness).
     
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    Hmm, that sounds unusually hot for just browsing the web and using the Kindle app on 60% brightness. I would have a genius look at it at the genius bar at the nearest apple store.
     
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    Sounds about right. I'll make one and leave my iPad on during the hour drive to Omaha, that outta get it to the right temp I am seeing so they can tell me if it is okay or not. I bought it new, but not from Apple directly(Walmart locally) last Thursday. If it does turn out to need replacing, would Apple do that then & there, or would I need to return to Walmart?
     
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    Do you use your iPad with the brightness at 100%? This will cause the battery to be warmer than if you set the brightness on automatic or at the lowest comfortable level.
     
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    No, never above 60%. Bright is too bright for my eyes!
     
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    100% is way too bright for me :D
    They might do it there, I'm not so sure about that one...
     
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    Sounds normal to me.
     
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    Normal.
     

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