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iPad owners weigh in: Heat ‘issue’ deemed non-factor

April 2nd, 2012

An overwhelming 98% of new iPad owners are either “very satisfied” (82%) or “somewhat satisfied” (16%) with their Apple tablets, a recent survey conducted by ChangeWave has determined. This is hardly a surprise, and BGR called the slate not one but two steps ahead of its competition when we reviewed the new iPad in March. …

iPad’s LED backlight could be source of excess heat, expert claims

March 21st, 2012

Since the release of the new iPad, the Internet has been overrun with concerns that Apple’s flagship tablet was overheating. The complaints led Consumer Reports to conduct a heat test, which determined the device ran 12 degrees warmer than its predecessor during heavy gaming. The Cupertino-based company, however, maintains that the new tablet is “operating well within our …

Consumer Reports says new iPad hits 116 degrees while running games

March 20th, 2012

Following a number of reports suggesting Apple’s new iPad may have issues with overheating, non-profit buying guide Consumer Reports conducted a new round of tests to see just how hot the new iPad gets during usage. The organization ran popular game Infinity Blade II for 45 minutes with a new iPad plugged in and the device’s …

Apple responds to reports of iPad heat issues

March 20th, 2012

Numerous reports claiming Apple’s new iPad was overheating or running significantly hotter than its predecessor hit the web shortly after the tablet was released last week. Apple on Tuesday provided The Loop with the following statement: “The new iPad delivers a stunning Retina display, A5X chip, support for 4G LTE plus 10 hours of battery life, all …

Sony issues recall on 1.6 million LCD TVs

October 13th, 2011

Sony Corp. on Wednesday confirmed that it is recalling approximately 1.6 million Bravia-branded LCD televisions. Sony said it has received 11 reports to date, all from within Japan, from customers complaining that their TVs have overheated or begun to smoke. The problems are caused by a defective inverter transformer used with the LCD backlighting assemblies in …

iPhone 5 may have been delayed due to faulty Apple processors

July 14th, 2011

Apple may have delayed the iPhone 5 launch until next year due to an overheating dual-core A5 chip, a new report from Sohu.com suggests. Rumor has it (and it’s purely a rumor right now) that Apple will instead launch the iPhone 5 later this year or early next when the A6 chip is available — …

BlackBerry Bold pulled from shelves in Japan

February 27th, 2009

It looks like four bands of HSPA is too much for a BlackBerry to handle as Japanese carrier DoCoMo has suspended all sales of the Bold due to overheating issues. Since its February 20th launch, DoCoMo has sold approximately 4,000 Bolds but after receiving more than 30 complaints about overheating keypads while charging, DoCoMo decided …

AT&T warns Quickfire users about charging ports

February 25th, 2009

Listen up Quickfire owners, AT&T just made a pretty major announcement: Your phone is going to self-destruct in exactly five days! Just kidding, sort of — if you don’t follow the proper procedures for charging your device, it just might. On Monday we broke news of the Quickfire being pulled off shelves and being cut …