The "new" iPad getting hot. Possible Issue?

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  1. Jazzephaye
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    Has anyone else noticed how hot the back of the new iPad gets? Especially in the bottom left hand corner (when facing the screen) Mine gets very hot, not just warm and I don't recall this happening with my first iPad or the second one. I've only been using it for about 2 hours off and on. Anyone else notice this?
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    same here, it is normal
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    Did u stand on line to get it?? ;)

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    I am noticing it is quite warm. < written with the new voice dictation >
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    The increased battery size is the apparent culprit. It's normal.
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    Are you guys on LTE or Wifi? If on Wifi, do you have the LTE version?
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    How hot does it get?

    Too hot to hold?

    TIA
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    Wow, that's pretty cool-Sonicrobby! :)
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    I had two brand new iPhone 4's in a row replaced as they were getting so hot they almost couldn't be touched. Apple & Orange swapped them straight away and said it was a 'safety risk'

    We are talking really hot though, not just warm!
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    Yes me too but it's probably because of the processor
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    This is a reported issue on Macrumors... Not a major concern...

    Mine got moderately warm after about 1 hour... Nothing life threatening...
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    Mine got warm but cooled itself off and i haven't had an issue since

    Sent from The Droid... The one you were looking for...
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    My black 64 GB Verizon LTE engraved also gets noticeably hot on the left side and bottom. Top and other side are much cooler. It's not unbearable I just hope it's normal. My 2 didn't get warm.
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    Mine gets a bit hot too. I liked the days of a nice cool device, but not a big deal as long as there arn't real overheating issues.
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    Yes..I did..I got to the mall around 4 a.m. I wasn't bad at all, and plus it was my first Apple store launch day experience so it was pretty cool. I have always bought the iPads at retailers. After they opened, I had my iPad within 30 mins. Only thing that took a while was me making sure I stayed grandfathered into the unlimited data plan. All in all I made it back to the house by 10. Not a bad day! I would do it again instead of pre-ordering. What time did your shipment come?
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    On wi-fi, but I do have the LTE version.
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    No shipment for me this time ;). Glad you had fun.

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    Not sure if this is an issue or not, but you might want to turn off your 4G carrier just so it is not looking for a 4G signal. As you may know, the phones will be looking for either wifi or 3/4G. If you are not using 4G it might as well be off until you activiate. As others have said, the much larger battery will generate more heat...so we have a new ballgame to play in now. I don't think my iPad2 ever got warm.
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    The more powerful processor you put in a tight space, the hotter it gets. Look at the Macbook Air. The first Core 2 Duo models ran hot enough that Apple actually lowered the clock speed in the next line to keep them cooler, relying on a solid state drive to more than make up for the performance. The newer models, with i5 and i7 processors, run significantly hotter than the previous line, As others have said, this is normal.
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    I think it's cool you stood in line! I kinda want to have the whole launch day apple store experience but with a six year old at home, isn't possible. Enjoy your new iPad my friend! :)

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