Using 3G service makes iPad warm?

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  1. SweetPoison

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    Actually, almost hot. Today I noticed that it was pretty warm. I use 3G all the time out in the field and never noticed this.

    I thought I read that the iPad works harder when using 3G?

    Or not...:eek:
     
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    I'm a fairly heavy user Marie. Never noticed anything significant in terms of heat.
     
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    Okay ~ me either until today ~ I was closing it up and noticed how warm it was.

    I clean it off and gave it a hug.:D
     
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    All over, or was there a hot spot in particular?
     
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    Come to think of it ~ it was only the left front that was warm. Funny you should ask that, Leigh. Why did you ask that? Trying to get inside that smart head of yours!
     
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    You don't want to get in here, trust me! Are you sure it wasn't environmental being on the front? Sun shining on a spot through a window before you picked it up? The front should never get hot from internals!
     
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    When heavy using, like Puffin browser or other heavy usage apps, mine will get very warm AFTER I finish using it. I just figured it's a heat dissipation thing. It does it at the top and bottom thirds of the entire back. It's only that way for a few minutes and will be slightly warm at most during use.


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    I would not ever let my iPad in the sun! I remember though, Leigh, when I first joined this site ~someone told me that when 3G is activated it makes our iPads work harder...

    But that would be a hella lot of posts to go through to find that.:D


    Well this is good to know!
     
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    I've not used 3G on my iPad yet but I would think since it uses more energy than wifi that if your signal was weak and the iPad tried to compensate, assuming it does that like a phone would, that the battery would work harder thus creating more heat.


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    Interesting theory ~ I suspect it must be true as it happened to me.
     

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