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markhellewell
28th January 2010, 06:49 PM
From iPad Technical specifications (http://www.apple.com/ipad/specs/):


Operating temperature: 32 to 95 F (0 to 35 C)

eep! will have to blow on it

MrJesseRoss
28th January 2010, 06:50 PM
If you're going to leave an iPad outside on a 30+ day, you probably shouldn't be allowed to own one in the first place.

markhellewell
28th January 2010, 06:51 PM
If you're going to leave an iPad outside on a 30+ day, you probably shouldn't be allowed to own one in the first place.

You've never needed to use a computer when it's warm? Inside?

MrJesseRoss
28th January 2010, 09:06 PM
I don't keep my house at 35 degrees, no.

kyte
28th January 2010, 09:15 PM
If you're going to leave an iPad outside on a 30+ day, you probably shouldn't be allowed to own one in the first place.

My house regularly gets indoor temps of 39+ on extreme days. You'd have to just not use it. I even shut the mac and ext drives down on those days.

black painter
29th January 2010, 08:08 PM
dont worry about it. I have had the macs in over 45 degrees and all is well.

Phunky
29th January 2010, 08:11 PM
Macs have cooling fans tho

Jaste
29th January 2010, 08:19 PM
I don't keep my house at 35 degrees, no.

You should try living in a Queenslander. Sometimes you just don't have an option :-(

LCGuy
30th January 2010, 11:02 AM
Meh, I'm fairly sure Apple only rates most Macs for use at temperatures up to 35 degrees.

Ecto1
30th January 2010, 11:46 AM
I've used my iMac on these sticking hot days we had in Melbourne with out an issue. Though I do put it to sleep when I'm not home on those days.

dolbinau
30th January 2010, 12:06 PM
Meh, I'm fairly sure Apple only rates most Macs for use at temperatures up to 35 degrees.


And iPhones, and iPods..

Nothing new here :P.

Akshunhiro
30th January 2010, 12:17 PM
Should be fine, similar spec for the iPhone 3GS...

Operating temperature: 32 to 95 F (0 to 35 C)
Nonoperating temperature: -4 to 113 F (-20 to 45 C)
Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing

I've left mine in my car for over an hour on a hot day and it was fine.

MrJesseRoss
30th January 2010, 12:45 PM
My dad worked for Isuzu about 10 years ago now, he was the national manager of sales/marketing for the Holden Rodeo (Remember the ad? 'it's a one-tonne Rodeeeooo!').

It was rated at one tonne capacity, but could actually go up to 1.5, almost 2 tonne. The one tonne recommendation basically provided a safety gap, as people tend to go over the stated maximum. If they said it could load 2 tonne, people would load an extra 20kg then wonder why they destroyed the suspension.

I figure it's the same with the iPhone/iPad. It's probably ok up to 45 degrees, but knowing that people will end up breaking it somehow if they're told that, it's rated for 35 degrees to prevent them doing so.

iCameron
30th January 2010, 12:45 PM
http://img.skitch.com/20100130-gr19ek5n2x533ag6bpnpkmdmtg.jpg


It was rated at one tonne capacity, but could actually go up to 1.5, almost 2 tonne.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Factor_of_safety :)

I think we'll be fine, though i'm still worried that the humidity will set off my moisture indicator! but without any sort of fan, you hope that A4 chip runs cool, otherwise the iPad might get very very hot to hold in your hands due to aluminium back.