New iPad Overheating Issue Reported – UPDATED

Reports of the New iPad overheating are sure to have Apple’s team busy this morning. The news coming across the wire from Gizmodo and others is that the New iPad may be suffering some pretty serious overheating issues following extensive use. We know most Apple products can get warm to the touch after heavy usage, but some users are reporting a significant jump in temperature, to the point of a message popup stating “The iPad needs to cool down” followed by the device shutting down.

That alone is pretty striking. I for one have never seen that message before, or heard it reported to us from any customer using any previous i-Device, let alone the device shutting-down as a result. I’m sure Apple’s statement on the matter will fall somewhere along the lines of “That shouldn’t be happening,” but we’ll see just how widespread this issue is as it’s reported on more.

After a weekend of use, CableJive’s “New iPad” here seems no worse for the wear. We did not experience the reported overheating issue ourselves but, we’ll be keeping an eye out for it here. Have any of you experienced any overheating issues with your New iPad?

UPDATE: Apple PR’s Trudy Muller has issued this statement: “The new iPad delivers a stunning Retina display, A5X chip, support for 4G LTE plus 10 hours of battery life, all while operating well within our thermal specifications. If customers have any concerns they should contact AppleCare.”

Well, it appears Apple is confident that the iPad SHOULD be operating well within their thermal specs, and we sure hope they’re right. So, for the time being, should your iPad be overheating to the point of shut-down, a trip to the Genius Bar is in order for you. Time will tell just how isolated these overheating incidents are.

3 Responses to New iPad Overheating Issue Reported – UPDATED

  1. Richard Luciano says:

    I got that message or nearly identical one repeatedly when using an iPhone 3GS in a TomTom cradle running the TomTom app. After my first 3gs was replaced by Apple under warranty after overheating and shutting down never to awaken. I found a solution to the problem was to keep the cradle out of the sun. Of course GPS response was worse but the 3GS lived.

    • cablejivezack says:

      Interesting! Yes, it would make sense for the sun to cause that overheating issue with your iPhone 3GS if it was in direct sunlight for long enough. I wonder if most of these iPad overheating cases are from people who are perhaps reading or watching movies outdoors. Could be possible.

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