Overheating issue plagues iPad; irked customers nickname the device iBurn!

April 6, 2010, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

The iPad is in millions of hands by now, following its arrival in stores on April 3. The positives apart, we hear there are a couple of negatives associated with the device.  As of now, two major problems have been reported. While some complain that the WiFi functionality is as weak as weak could be, some others say the device is suffering from overheating.

If you are someone who already owns an iPad, and you got to see the temperature warning that reads “iPad needs to cool down before you can use it”, you are not alone.

Many owners are looking at means to tackle the issue. Irked customers, who number many,  are even nicknaming the iPad as iBurn!  Guys at TomsGuide even came across an angry user who put his iPad in the refrigerator for a short while to return the tablet back to the mood needed for operation.

Going by the technical data, Apple deems that the iPad needs to be operated at 32° to 95° F (0° to 35° C). Is it possible for every one to do so, is what we wonder now. There’s no doubt that the people who have had to set aside their iPads after they saw the temperature warning had exceeded this heat limit. It is being speculated that the overheating component in the iPad is the CPU, but then no one knows for sure.

Considering that iPad is a first generation device and that first generation devices stand the chance of being affected by flaws, we guess we should not take it very seriously. Or should we?

(Via TomsGuide)

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