With a weekend to play around with their new toy, early iPad owners have discovered some issues with the tablet. The problems are nothing major and have some solutions. But, some good things to know before going out and dropping between $499 and $829 for the gadget.
Problem: The new iPad gets "rather warm," as one commenter described the issue on Apple's forums. "Significantly warm, almost too warm to hold warm," added another. "So hot I couldn't let my 6 year old touch it," wrote another. The longer the tablet is on, the hotter it gets even with moderate to mild usage, the posters report. "I was just surfing FB and Pinterest. I'm kinda freakin cause it's uncomfortable to hold on that side!" explained another concerned iPad owner.
Solutions: With the heat concentrated in the lower left hand corner, according to many of the 132 commenters on the 10 page long thread, many suspect either a battery or processor issue. Some have found that turning the brightness down helps as does refraining from using the machine while it's charging. A Genius Bar member told one complainer to only use the charger that comes with the iPad. Also, if you have yet to take the iPad out of the box, using up all the battery before charging the iPad might help. "Do not charge it, use all the battery until it reach 0%, completely dead. Freshly charge the iPad and that should do the trick," writes TechnoMike on the Apple forums. If all of that fails, just take it back. "I took mine back to Apple and they replaced it no questions asked," explains commenter Barbaroonie.