Some iPads are overheating from too much sunlight

Some iPads are overheating from too much sunlight

Summary: Apparently some iPads can't take the heat. Reports are surfacing that iPads are overheating from too much usage in direct sunlight.

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TOPICS: iPad, Mobility
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Apparently some iPads can't take the heat. Reports are surfacing that iPads are overheating from too much usage in direct sunlight.

CNET reports that iPads are malfunctioning around the country - even with outdoor temperatures in the mid-70s Fahrenheit - and are responding with this message: "iPad needs to cool down before you can use it." Talk about a bummer. That's not even that hot outside, and imagine could happen when temperatures really soar in the next few months.

This might serve as an unfortunate warning to some of you who were hoping to tote your iPads on some outdoor vacations this summer - especially for those buyers purchasing the 3G editions later this month.

Hopefully Apple will deliver a remedy soon, as the iPad is meant to be a portable devices, and it doesn't seem right that you can't even bring outside with you on a nice day.

Topics: iPad, Mobility

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  • Black = HOT

    The black front can reach temps of 120-140F quickly in sunlight. Although I don't know how well one could even see the display in such light, I'd rather have Apple protect the product than let someone use it to death.
    Eriamjh
  • Internal temp. recorder?

    ...sorry, no warranty. You cooked your iPad.
    Feldwebel Wolfenstool
    • Kind of makes the 'no smoking' rule look silly...

      Here is the latest, greatest Portable, except you can't take it outside or it will meltdown; and because you took it outside, you voided your warranty

      [i]And[/i], wonder what this will do to the battery life?
      SonofaSailor
  • I was wondering about that

    None of the iPad stress tests I read mentioned anything about the effects of heat. I would have thought that would have been an issue worth testing, given how thin the device is and how large the screen is. I wonder how a device like this would fare in a place like Australia. It definitely doesn't sound like it's a device you can travel with to a tropical destination or even on a summer picnic.
    eMJayy
  • cue the third party Ipad docks with built in cooling fans...

    nt
    putty.master
    • bulky cooling attachment

      Yeah that would add weight and bulk to the iPad, a third party cooling fan attachment. Now we are getting to the size and weight of a netbook.
      mstrsfty
  • from iPad to iHeater in 1 day

    7/11 Always has a pack of ice to cool it !
    TxM2xTx
  • New App!!!!

    New app for the IPad;IFry. When you've tried to use it outdoors it goes into fry'n eggs mode and doubles as a footwarmer...
    TKodiak