Apple revises the iPad, aims to prevent overheating issues

Apple revises the iPad, aims to prevent overheating issues
Without a doubt, the latest iPad is one hot piece of gadgetry. And we mean that quite literally as the device gets pretty warm during use – noticeably warmer than its predecessor. Yet although Apple claims that the iPad runs well within its thermal specifications, it looks like the tablet is being tweaked in order to make it run cooler.

According to DigiTimes, which is citing "supply chain sources" as usual, Apple has revised the latest iPad. Supposedly, the tablet's battery has been revised, and that is expected to prevent overheating issues. 

The new iPad (left) gets hotter than the iPad 2 (right) during use

The new iPad (left) gets hotter than the iPad 2 (right) during use

An interesting side effect is that the modification might make the device lighter, although the sources do not provide any specific figures. There is another change that has been made to the device, namely that the camera's lens hole is being enlarged. There is no word, however, as to what made Apple introduce that change.

Yet don't expect going to your local Apple store tomorrow and picking up one of these revised iPads. According to the aforementioned sources, the units are expected to be released around the holiday season.

source: DigiTimes

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15 Comments

1. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

They said nothing was wrong with it, now they're trying to fix it. Just like the whole iPhone 4 antennae debacle.

9. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

NO!!! NO!!! It is not Apple's fault, it is due to Global Warming!!!

2. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

there IS NO overheating issue! i swear it! seriously i wouldnt lie to you!

3. IamYourFather6657

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

If a patient shows all of the symptom of dengue fever yet the patient claims its not dengue fever . So as a doctor , do you think it's dengue fever ?

4. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Shouldn't this thing shutdown when it gets too hot? Kinda a big mistake on Apple's part. And if it's going to take them that long to fix the issue why don't they just release the iPad 4?

7. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

lol, I was kinda expecting Apple to do that. "The revolutionary iPad 4! Now 100 times cooler than the New iPad due to a special cooling system! No nothing else has changed."

5. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

A significant fault that doesn't exist now is being fixed,the world of apple is full of paradoxes!

6. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

There is no overheating issue. Your'e all just a bunch of jealous Apple haters! Sent from my Apple iPa- Ow!!! Ow!!! Hot hot hot! Damn it!

8. Aeires unregistered

Can you say "underclocking?" Saw this a mile away, only a 4 core gpu pushing that many pixels, what were they thinking? In comparison, the Asus Transformer Prime has a 12 core gpu, and doesn't suffer heat problems.

11. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

I never understood that... Why did Apple push the quad-core GPU so much, when there are GPUs in other devices with 8+ cores?

13. Aeires unregistered

It was a marketing ploy that tons of people bought into. Apple didn't say it was a quad core gpu, just made the claim the tablet was a quad core tablet. The reality is it's a dual core tablet with a quad core gpu. By calling it a quad core tablet, they appeared to be on par with the Transformer tablets. The reality was far different though.

14. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

I'm pretty sure they said quad core graphics multiple times in the new ipad release, and not just quad core

10. sorcio46

Posts: 435; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

It's simple phisics man... if you put in a tablet an SGX 543-MP4 (4 units GPU) even with 32nm litography, you will have: - High power draw (see iPad battery that is a record for a tablet) - High temperatures Apple done it wrong, but it was the only GPU that can work good even at its extreme resolution.

12. naveedpaen

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

plz someone answer me. >. is it sure that apple will fix this heating problem. >. when wiil holiday season start

15. fraydoe

Posts: 57; Member since: Dec 27, 2011

is that pic real?

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