iOS 5 beta ’causes iPads to overheat’

Ben Camm-Jones
3 July, 2011
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The iOS 5 beta causes some first-generation iPads to overheat, it has been claimed.

PC Pro reports that a reader was told by a member of staff at the Apple Store in London’s Regent Street that it was a known issue after he took his first-generation iPad there to report overheating problems he had encountered immediately after installing the iOS 5 beta.

According to the report, the Wi-Fi chip on the affected iPad stopped working and the screen temperature reached 65 degrees celcius. The owner was initially refused any compensation but staff at the store ultimately offered him a replacement as well as an App Store voucher.

Apple declined to comment on the story.

A second beta version of iOS 5 was launched this week and it is expected that the full version will launch alongside the next-generation iPhone in September.

Are you running the iOS 5 beta on a first-generation iPad? Have you encountered any similar problems? Have your say in the Comments section below.


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  1. Lenny says:

    I haven’t noticed problems with my first gen iPad in light use, but my iPhone 4 gets very hot. If I notice it getting warm I just reboot it and it seems to cool down after that.

  2. Matthew says:

    I’ve been running the beta since it came out- my first gen iPad is perfectly fine.

  3. richard says:

    i havent had any issue with my 1st gen ipad either but my iphone definitely gets very very hot and the battery life is horrible. it is only a beta so i am sure this will be fixed in time.. i love ios5 so far though

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