Is there some overwarming if you play Games with a higher resolution?

6 Answers from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    Graphics intensive games will result in warmth, as the CPU works harder. However it seems having the screen at full 100% brightness causes just as much heat. Turning down the brightness definitely reduces warmth on my iPad as many have also reported.

    • Answered by A. J from London
    • Mar 19, 2012
  • While there have been reports that the new iPad gets warmer than the iPad2 (and I have noticed the same thing with mine!), it is not too much. The iPad2 stayed very cool all the time. The new iPad gets noticeably warmer, but not "hot". It has never been uncomfortable to hold, even when playing Real Racing 2, or transferring a massive amount of data. (The data transfer made it warmer than gaming does, actually. But it's fine either way.)

    Nothing to worry about!

    • Answered by Terry C from Wheat Ridge
    • Mar 20, 2012
  • There is some warming to the new iPad with high-resolution games such as Mass Effect when playing for long durations, but it is not unbearably hot like the media is saying. A MacBook will probably get hotter.

    • Answered by Jack G
    • Mar 21, 2012
  • It may get warm, as apple has stated it will not harm the device or you!

    • Answered by Robin E from Helotes
    • Mar 20, 2012
  • Compared to the iPad 1 or 2, Yes. It still is at a comfortable level, so you should be fine. If anything happens contact AppleCare world class service.

    • Answered by Neil A from Duluth
    • Mar 20, 2012
  • Playing games like Infinity Blade II over 45 minutes tends to warm up the new iPad near the bottom right of the back, which is where A5x chipset is located. It is not uncomfortable, just slightly noticeable. If a warning pops up on the iPad saying it has become too hot, I suggest going to your local Apple store.

    • Answered by Jacob K from St. Augustine
    • Mar 20, 2012