The iPad 3 was released last Friday on the 16th March 2012 and since its release, there have been some claims surrounding possible design flaws in the device. There are two major flaws reported, and a few minor ones. We’ll go through these one at a time. Apple is no stranger to sometimes finding flaws in their products post-release. An example of this was with the iPhone 4 and the antenna positioning being too close to the edge of the phone, meaning users could cut out the connection if they held it a certain way. This was remedied by simply putting the phone in a slim case.
A number of users have complained that the bottom-right corner of the iPad gets too hot. Some have stated that it gets ‘too hot to hold’. The second claim is unlikely, because at the measured temperatures of around 35-38C, the device certainly is running warm, but this is certainly not a problem to hold. Perhaps a little uncomfortable at most. Apple has claimed that the iPad does not get hot and it is functioning as intended. Measured temperatures of 35 degrees and above are considered to be normal operating temperatures for the device. They have suggested that the new retina display and extra power of the device have contributed to the device producing more heat than its predecessor, the iPad 2.
There have also been a number of users who claim to have experienced no overheating issues with their iPads, so it is hard to tell what is going on in the mess of internet noise.
Download Limit Exceeded By New Retina Display
Apple have placed a 20Mb 3G file download limit on their device. What this means, is that applications that are over 20Mb packaged are not able to be downloaded on to the iPad. This previously hasn’t been a big problem for the software developers, but since the resolution of the screen was improved roughly four times, scaling the applications to the new resolution makes them too large.
For example, an application that is 18Mb in size for the iPad 2 wishes to improve all its images to the beyond HD quality of the iPad 3. This could typically push the packaged application size to 33Mb, which is a problem for the developer and consumer alike. It is not yet known how Apple intends to deal with this problem but possibly a mass update to fix the 20Mb limit seems like the best way out of the problem.
Reports are varied, but the new device takes a long time to charge. Some say it only gains around 1% charge in 20 minutes. The truth of these claims is not verified, but hopefully Apple will address this with a better charger in the future.
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