Monday, March 19th, 2012
Do you have a new iPad yet? Is it everything you expected it to be? Fast, elegant, hot….HOT!!! According to some reports that I spied on the interwebs today, some users of the new iPad are reporting that they are getting unusually hot during normal use and shutting down. At this point these are all rumors, but this is definitely worth mentioning as this does have some potentially huge implications.
It seems that nowadays Apple is hard pressed to release a new product without some sort of controversy; this reminds me of the iPhone 4’s “death grip” issue that caused iPhone 4s to substantially lose their signal if held a certain way. If the new iPad overheating issue is widespread enough and Apple can’t fix it with a simple software update, watch out. Who knows how they would solve this issue. Replacement units would be a huge ordeal to go through logistically, not to mention the inconvenience this would cause customers. This, however, is highly unlikely. Remember, Apple didn’t replace iPhone 4’s during the “death grip” issue. Instead, they released a software update changing the way the signal bars were to be calculated and offered customers free iPhone 4 bumpers that helped resolve the issue.
Here’s my guess, Apple releases a software update that resolves the issue. I have total confidence in Apple. One way or the other, the issue will be resolved.
By the way, we have had a gigantic weekend as far as iPad repairs go. I have some crazy news for you about it so check back later. You will be amazed at what I have to tell you.
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