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Returned New iPad wifi 64 gig for iPad 2 -New iPad was too hot and too heavy!

Discussion in 'iPad 3 Forum' started by cayleg, Mar 21, 2012.

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  1. cayleg
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    Im super upset. MODERATED...PLEASE MIND YOUR LANGUAGE......AS PER FORUM RULES
    got the new ipad and it ran hot left side with just internet on!
    not even heavy stuff! just net surfing one window!
    So first of all i loved the new screen but not at the cost of making my slim and light tablet heavyer then a netbook!
    i mean its realy noticable how much heaver not cool-for the bestest sweetest new apple tablet.
    And then theres the heat i mean its over heating/ running uncomfortably hot in my hands i can even feel heat
    on the topside glass as well and this is within 10/20 minits on internet?
    i live in canada and its cool here now rain and some snow so its still pretty cool here
    no way this thing should be running hot,what happens when its summer and hot as hell out
    no way this new ipad going to make it unless turn screen down to minimum ect
    then whats the point of a tablet you cant see and cant hold?
    super bad apple! you guys dropped the ball ipad 2 is a great tablet
    -learn from what makes it a great tablet. ( slim,light,good battery,powerfull,good screen )* think electric paper!*
    -not laptop thanx.
    And i advise people to get ipad 2s while you can as they are where its at for tablets
    in my humble opinion
    cayleg!
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    I use a case that is what I will do when I upgrade to iPad 3. That way if I get one hat gets hot that the heat ill not make any difference.

    Sent from my IPAD 1st generation. WIFI only. 64GB
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    either you got a defective ipad or you are super sensative to heat and weight.

    My new iPad runs fine.


    as for the weight, what do you expect when they double the size of the battery. Batteries are normaly one of the most heavy parts. Would have been nice if they kept the same shape so that older cases would fit, but I'll take the extra battery life any day.
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    I could not even tell it is heavier. Some folks.
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    Your crazy. I have the iPad2 and the new iPad is barely any heavier. If yours was hot, then you should have exchanged it for another. Like I said, I have both iPads and the very idea of exchanging a 3 for a 2 is ludicrous. After 2 days of using the new iPad, my iPad2's screen looks like crap compared to the new iPad. I gave my 2 to my wife and kids. My 4 year old son can even tell the screen is sharper and my wife that isn't into the tech scene was impressed on how good the new iPads screen looked. I think you should rethink your decision. Your investing into the past and that is unheard of with technology. This was dictated not typed.
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    TOO Heavy? What is it.....1.8 oz heavier?
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    I have the new iPad 3 64gb wifi and it runs no hotter than my iPad 2 32gb.
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    I personally haven't noticed ay difference in the heat or weight. I even have mine covered with an Spigen Harmonie case and leather Smart Cover.
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    iPad 2 does run cooler, but the weight is not much more. This is the trade off for the amazing display. Things I notice that make the trade off and $100 higher price worth it over the iPad 2:


    Display is like looking sometimes at real objects rather than images. The image reproduction is that good and comics and web pages also have this effect.

    Lower res apps scale much better and confirmed to be a spec update. Example is over at Touch Arcade.

    Wifi range appears better.

    Games are smoother for some that had frame issues.

    I have the 64GB version. My other tablets are the Thrive 10" and View.

    The effect of the display on the iPad "3" IMO can not be overstated. The iPad 2 and current Android tabs look weak in comparison.
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    OP is clearly joking

    The weight difference is negligible, check the specs. The heat is normally measured at 94 degrees, read the reports. That is less than body temperature where I live. It can get up to 116 degrees very briefly, according to the same reports, under extremely extended gaming use. My MB Pro, as I type this, is 130 degrees.

    I have had the original, the iPad2, and the New iPad. The new iPad blows the previous generations completely away in all regards.

    I weary of all the Android provokers that always surface every time Apple releases a new product.
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    Both the 2 iPad 3's I've had, run cool, with no noticable warm spots on rear of case at all, even after being on 3 or 4hrs watching films, same with browsing etc. so very strange.. TBH I assumed and expected it to get a little warmer due to the larger battery and faster gpu etc. but it feels no different to my iPad 1, wife also say she cannot feel any warm spots on the rear case either.. room temp here is currently about 22/23c and the iPad is in a folio case too, but AIS after a heavy session, I've removed it just to check if it was getting warm.. and no.. it's fine.

    Reason I'm on 2nd iPad is because I returned first one due to a tiny dust partical on the screen under the glass which was visible, and TBH It was not immediately obvious until you kew where to look, I only noticed it on the 2nd day.

    On the subject of weight, thats a none issue for me, at least iPads have a metal case (I think it's metal anyway), the iphones like many other gadgets today definately have a plastic case. I can't really tell that much difference weight wise between any of them..lol tho it does feel a touch lighter than my iPad1 64/3g.
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    All Apple cases are aluminum. They discontinued the MacBook with the thermoplastic case. The iPhone 4 and 4S have gorilla glass on both sides, with an aluminum frame. Apple owns the patent on a precision milling process that makes each case from a solid piece of aluminum.
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    Regardless of the OP's reaction to his new iPad, there's no reason for a rant. He should be thankful that Apple offers such a liberal return and refund policy so that he's not stuck with something that he doesn't want. The iPad2 is a fine tablet, and it is a bit lighter and runs slightly cooler than the new iPad. If that's a major issue, then by all means send it back.

    So, given the generous return and refund policy offered, what's the problem?
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    Even though it is their policy to let you return something you don't want...I never use that with abandon. Even a company like Apple will have limits on how much product they can allow to be returned this way...I can't be resold as new, right? It seems wasteful to be so willy nilly about it (even though they have 100Bil$$ in the bank). I can get the heat thing, maybe (ok, not really because I believe it to be a non-issues)...but the weight of the new device was published widely before it even went on sale. Frankly, I suspect a troll post.
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    See if you can exchange. Talk to Apple.

    Sent from my Tricked Out Glittery Verizon Black 32GB iPhone 4 Tethered to iPad 2 w IOS 5.1 Update From NYC!!! using iPF
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    I've already used my new iPad on a sailboat off the coast of Florida in heat and humidity this past weekend with no major heat issues that I've noticed.
    High end games would heat up any computer.
    As far as weight I just don't get that one. That OP must be joking around.
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    Lol, and I thought I was out of shape.
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    I've come to the conclusion that new iPad heat threads are a part of daily life.... That said think of this:

    Put your hand under a laptop that is running a game for a few minutes.. See how hot it gets, and that's with a fan.
    Now put your hand behind most flat screen tvs after being on for a few minutes.. Kinda warm.
    Finally put your hand behind a running xbox360 and see how warm that gets.

    A little warm for a machine that puts out the graphics that awe everyone (air supremacy/real racing hd2) is not half bad in my book. I admit, I was a little disappointed In the weight. I believe the 1.8oz is more than on paper based on distribution (I believe more weight is in that bottom left corner) is what's causing it to feel that much worse. But again, it's a super powerful toy, and I'm not complaining.....
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    I use a Cintiq 21" at home and at work and need to rest my drawing hand on them constantly. I also have a 60" plasma at home.
    Those can get HOT.

    My IPad 3 does not. It gets warm at best.

    The only time I even notice the heat is if I'm working on it and have it charging at the same time. So I can understand some minor complaints in that kind of instance.


    I don't get the too heavy issue though.
    Granted this is my first IPad, but the androids I've used and my netbook are heavier than this thing is.
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    Your loss :)
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