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iPhone 5 Mobile Hotspot Overheating?

by WillyGo / November 11, 2013 8:05 AM PST

I have an iPhone 5 on a Verizon Share Everything contract. Since my internet needs are pretty much limited to e-mail and web browsing, I was hoping to use the Moibile Hotspot for my primary connectivity. The salesman at the Verizon store advised against it, saying that 40% of the "early warranty problems" with the iPhone 5 had resulted from failure due to overheating from excessive use of the Mobile Hotspot. He said this is not a problem with the iPad. I have not noticed the overheating that he describes, but my experience is still limited.

Does anyone have knowledge of or experience with this problem?

They want to sell me a Jetpack, but if the problem is real I'm considering just going with the iPad. Does anyone have experience with using the iPad mobile hotspot as their primary connection? iPad Mini?

WillyGo

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I have to write no.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 11, 2013 8:11 AM PST

But there are consumers that don't like warm devices and will use this as a reason to return. These are not as cool as older phones. They will warm up.
Bob

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Re: I have to write no
by WillyGo / November 11, 2013 12:27 PM PST
In reply to: I have to write no.

About what I suspected. Thank you.

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