iPads overheat in the sun

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by playallday, May 26, 2010.

May 26, 2010

iPads overheat in the sun by playallday at 7:01 PM (3,178 Views / 0 Likes) 39 replies

  1. playallday
    OP

    Member playallday Group: GBAtemp Ghost

    Joined:
    May 23, 2008
    Messages:
    3,773
    Location:
    [@N@[)@
    Country:
    Canada
    .
     
    Last edited by playallday, Jun 23, 2015


  2. ThatDudeWithTheFood

    Member ThatDudeWithTheFood TRIANGLEZ

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2009
    Messages:
    2,198
    Location:
    Illuminati
    Country:
    United States
    Another reason not to buy an iPad
     
  3. ProtoKun7

    Global Moderator ProtoKun7 GBAtemp Time Lord Regenerations: 3

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2009
    Messages:
    7,481
    Location:
    Gallifrey
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    [​IMG]

    Next up, Apple will be making iCells with the same feature.

    For anyone that might not understand (99% of you), solar cells that won't work in the sun.
     
  4. gameboy13

    Member gameboy13 Orange and fluffy since 1995.

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2010
    Messages:
    976
    Location:
    The Fur Side.
    Country:
    United States
    Try out our new App from the App Store! THE SUN COOKER!
     
  5. scrtmstr

    Member scrtmstr GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2009
    Messages:
    839
    Location:
    the Netherregions!
    Country:
    Netherlands
    *waits for reports about Ipads exploding*
     
  6. RupeeClock

    Member RupeeClock Colors 3D Snivy!

    Joined:
    May 15, 2008
    Messages:
    6,307
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Funny, regular iPod touches don't overheat in the sun do they? Because the iPad's circuitry is near identical.
    You know, except for the giant batteries to power the large display.

    OOOOOHHHHH, it's the batteries, of course.
    [​IMG]
     
  7. playallday
    OP

    Member playallday Group: GBAtemp Ghost

    Joined:
    May 23, 2008
    Messages:
    3,773
    Location:
    [@N@[)@
    Country:
    Canada
    Yeah, I would guess it would be a combo of the batteries and screen. The screen is bigger, so more surface heat.
     
  8. Theraima

    Member Theraima I own this desert, bitches!

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2009
    Messages:
    700
    Location:
    Clouds
    Country:
    Finland
    This makes iPad's kinda dangerous.. Think that you are holding one in your hand and it you dont realize it's (until now) burning up and it explodes!

    Anyhow, this makes iPads kinda trash..
     
  9. Jamstruth

    Member Jamstruth Secondary Feline Anthropomorph

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2009
    Messages:
    3,456
    Location:
    North East Scotland
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Other than, y'know, the bigger processor, larger batteries, huge display, adapted Touch OS presumably more RAM. Basically there's bigger things to heat up
     
  10. zapoqx

    Newcomer zapoqx Advanced Member

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2007
    Messages:
    67
    Location:
    Arizona
    Country:
    United States
    [​IMG]
    I wonder how many people out here in Arizona have an iPad. Summer's high is gonna start soon and that is when the temps start hitting 110+. Especially some of the people at the college I went to... man, that would suck [​IMG]
     
  11. RupeeClock

    Member RupeeClock Colors 3D Snivy!

    Joined:
    May 15, 2008
    Messages:
    6,307
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    http://www.downloadsquad.com/2010/04/06/re...ly-big-ipod-to/
    The iPad's circuit board is near identical to the iPod touch's.
    There's nothing bigger about the processor. Probably heats up more easily from being clocked higher than an iPod.
     
  12. Joktan

    Member Joktan GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2010
    Messages:
    665
    Location:
    In a big mansion...in Rancoon
    Country:
    United States
    its like a billion and a half degrees here.cant imagin what would happen to it if i had one..lol..i will just stick with my dsi:D
     
  13. Satangel

    Member Satangel BEAST

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2006
    Messages:
    10,255
    Location:
    Bruges, Belgium
    Country:
    Belgium
    Hearing this has made me even more sure to not buy an iPad.
    I'm gonna wait for a tablet that has an affordable price and has the e-Ink technology, which will make it possible to read books outside ( I think )
     
  14. playallday
    OP

    Member playallday Group: GBAtemp Ghost

    Joined:
    May 23, 2008
    Messages:
    3,773
    Location:
    [@N@[)@
    Country:
    Canada
    Really, I never understand why people like the iPad. If you want something that can do email's and web browsing well, get a Android phone and if you want something that can play a few games and has a big screen then get a netbook.
     
  15. TM2-Megatron

    Member TM2-Megatron Predacon Commander

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2009
    Messages:
    1,187
    Location:
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Country:
    Canada
    Because they're posers, or hipster douchebags.
     
  16. nando

    Member nando GBAtemp Addict

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2008
    Messages:
    2,072
    Country:
    United States

    just like apple haters.
     
  17. TM2-Megatron

    Member TM2-Megatron Predacon Commander

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2009
    Messages:
    1,187
    Location:
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Country:
    Canada
    I'll give Apple credit when they actually release a device that doesn't sacrifice functionality for the sake of aesthetics, or overly crippled hardware that only ends up being more successful than more-capable competing products because Apple is so good at marketing to shallow, image-conscious consumers. I prefer things that actually work, as opposed to it onl being an advertising slogan.
     
  18. Relys

    Member Relys Master of Computer Science

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2007
    Messages:
    860
    Country:
    United States
    Yes, my family recently bought another laptop. This time a notebook. I am very glad we did not go with the Ipad as it would not be good for my schoolwork in the fall.
     
  19. Gnargle

    Member Gnargle The day I set a profile picture is the day I die

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2008
    Messages:
    581
    Location:
    England
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Hello, PC fanboy.
    I'll agree with you. The iPad lacks flash and USB ports, but suggesting that the Mac is underpowered is stupid. I have a desktop PC which is abouyt double the power of my Macbook Pro (processors, GFX, RAM, HDD etc.) and my Macbook runs faster. Sorry, but you are wrong.
     
  20. TM2-Megatron

    Member TM2-Megatron Predacon Commander

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2009
    Messages:
    1,187
    Location:
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Country:
    Canada
    I'd like to know where I used the word underpowered anywhere in the post you quoted. Functionality isn't the same thing as power. However, I don't buy into your comparison of the two systems.
     

Share This Page