Deja vu: iPad heat issues similar to iPhone temperature problems of old

One of the biggest concerns to come out of the early days of the iPad revolves around an apparent problem with rising temperatures when operating the touch-screen tablet in direct sunlight or other hot conditions.

One of the biggest concerns to come out of the early days of the iPad revolves around an apparent problem with rising temperatures when operating the touch-screen tablet in direct sunlight or other hot conditions.

Several blogs around the Internet have reported these issues with the iPad. The heat issues may bring back memories of the iPhone heat issues, especially prevalent with the release of the iPhone 3G. My own original iPhone spent its first month (August, no less) running extremely hot--to the point I could not keep it in my pocket while walking around on hot days.

It is widely expected, however, that a firmware update will likely fix the heating issues (as it did with the iPhones). Some users, in the meantime, have resorted to refrigeration as a means of cooling their iPad. Apple suggests keeping your iPad in operating temperatures at a maximum of 95 degrees F (35 degrees C), which may be a tall order for iPad owners living in warmer climates.

For now, keep an eye on your iPad usage when you're outside. Try and stay out of direct sunlight and keep your iPad covered whenever possible. Should you get the overheated warning, move your iPad to a cooler location, wait a few minutes, and reset it. Everything should work fine.

Have you had your iPad overheat? Let us know the situation in the comments.


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