Apple Will Tackle New iPad’s Heat Issues By Removing An LED Backlight Module [Rumor]

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Apple's new iPad is finally coming to China.
Apple could make changes to its new iPad to make it cooler, and as thin as its predecessor.

Although we’ve been deeply skeptical over the speculation surrounding another new 10-inch iPad this year, there is a possibility Apple could be gearing up to make some modifications to its existing device. The Cupertino company has been quick to dismiss the new iPad’s heat issues, but the latest report from DigiTimes claims it is looking to remove one of its two backlight modules in an effort to decrease its operating temperature.

Users Find The New iPad Gets A Little Heated When You Play With It

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Retina display. Quad-core graphics. 4G LTE. Hotplate.
Retina display. Quad-core graphics. 4G LTE. Hotplate.

Apple’s new iPad packs a number of new features that the Cupertino company has been quick to boast about since its unveiling, but there is one that it’s yet to mention: Take the tablet to bed on a cold winter’s night and after half an hour’s reading you’ve got yourself a nice warm slab of aluminum to cuddle up to you.

Unlike its predecessor, the new iPad seems to be suffering from some overheating issues during prolonged periods of use. And it’s causing a number of early adopters to become pretty concerned.

Apple Initiates Replacement Program for First-Gen iPod nano

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Credit: The Consumerist
Credit: The Consumerist

Apple has initiated a replacement program for the first-generation iPod nano due to an overheating issue with the battery inside of the device. The problem was recognized by Apple several years ago and they offered replacements to customers on a case-by-case basis. A number of foreign government agencies in Europe and Asia investigated the defect and last year the Japan trade ministry forced Apple to tell customers about the replacement website on Apple’s Japanese website.