iPad 3: Overheating Claims, Battery And Games
The iPad 3 has been in the market for quite some time now. Many people like the new features present in the latest tablet offering from Apple. The unique Retina Display, the new processor and other features present in the iPad 3 has people saying that it is the best tablet currently present in the market. Though many people seem to think that things can’t get any better than this new tablet, there are a lot of users who have companied about the functioning of this new device. Many people have claimed that the tablet overheats. Some have even said that when the iPad 3 says that it is 100% charged, it isn’t accurate, and that it doesn’t work with the 4G network. Read after the break to know about all these complaints and whether or not they are true!
First, we will talk about the claims that the iPad 3 overheats, and a lot of users are concerned about this as they think that it might harm the device. In order to see if these claims hold true or not, many tech outlets have run tests and according to them, the whole ‘overheating’ claim has just been blown out of proportions. Yes, the iPad 3 is warmer than the previous version; however, it doesn’t heat up or becomes warm to such an extent that the device has to experience any kind of damage, temporary or even permanent.
Tests were conducted by a magazine by the name PC World. In the test that they did, temperatures of different tablets were observed, and it was concluded that the so-called ‘overheating’ concern regarding the iPad 3 wasn’t something that the people should be concerned about. Infrared thermometers were used, and the observations made saw that the third-gen iPad tablet reached temperatures between 2 and 7 degree Fahrenheit, which converts to less than four degrees Celsius. These results show that the new tablet is just a little degree hotter than the iPad 2.
Comparative tests were also done with other tablets present in the market. The results showed that other devices like the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime and the Samsung Galaxy 10.1 also fell in the temperature bracket of the iPad 3, which means that being ‘warmer’ isn’t something to be worried about.
With the ‘overheating’ thing talked about; we will now talk about the fact that when the iPad 3 says that it is 100% charged, it isn’t necessarily true. One of the analysts has seen that when the iPad 3 says that it is 100% charged, it doesn’t mean that it’s true.
The people at Apple seem to have heard about these claims, and they have also given a response in which they have explained that not saying that a device is 100% charged but not being so, has been the case for many iDevices. According to Apple, this is a trait of the iOS and it isn’t linked only to the iPad 3.
Michael Tchao, the Apple’s vice-president, spoke with AllThingsDigital and he said that the iDevices show that they are 100% charged just some time before they are fully loaded. When the iDevices are completely charged, they will discharge a little of the power. These iDevices discharge a little in order to again accept more power.
This is done so that the device users can leave their devices plugged to the power supply for more time than needed, such as when people leave their devices plugged in overnight, as not to damage the device in any manner. The whole process of the discharging of power will repeat itself and will continue in a loop until your iPhone, iPod or the iPad is unplugged.
This kind of circuitry has been designed so that users can keep their iDevice’s plugged into the power source for as long as they like. According to him, this is a great feature that has always been present in the iOS.
Ray Soneira, from Display Mate, is the one who claimed that when the iPad 3 said that it was 100% charged, in reality the iPad 3 was only 90% charged. Michael Tchao also responded to these claims, and he said that even if the iPad 3 showed that it is 100% charged, the tablet is capable of lasting 10 hours and it doesn’t matter where it is in the charging cycle.
Now, we are going to the third news about the iPad 3. News has been flowing around that Apple is offering its customers full refunds, who bought the iPad 3 in Australia and that now, the UK customers are stating the same complaints.
According to news, the Australian competition watchdog took Cupertino to court for ‘misleading’ the customers because of the claims that its iPad has 4G network compatibility. The fact is that the iPad is not compatible with what Australian networks can provide. This is the reason that Apple has begun to give full refunds to the customers who bought the iPad 3 from Australia and Apple is worried that similar claims can be made from other customers belonging to other areas, even the customers in the UK!
Apple is right to be concerned about this because Apple names and even advertises some of the models of the iPad 3 as having “Wi-Fi + 4G” in the UK. Now, the problem is that the UK doesn’t have a 4G network. Another thing that has been revealed is that the expected network and the trials that will be going live after some time will not work on the same LTE bands which are present, specifically in the iPad 3.
The complaints from the UK customers have started, and Apple seems to be assessing them as well as deciding what to do with them. According to sources, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), UK’s independent regulator of advertising has confirmed that these complaints are being assessed and that a proper decision will be made.
According to the ASA spokeswoman, they have heard and are aware of the news from Australia about the claims regarding the iPad 4G marketing claim. They can’t say whether or not a similar UK ad will be a problem in the near future, until they fully assess the situation and come to a final decision. The spokesperson has further added that if a person or an iPad customer has any concerns about the iPad ad being run to advertise the iPad’s, then such people can file a complaint with the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), and the people there will then assess the situation and will see if the said complaint is an actual problem under the Code!
Many of you might be wondering about which ‘Code’ that the ASA spokeswoman is talking about?
In a simple way, this Advertising Code states that ads must not mislead the consumer in any way. Which means that a customer can’t be misled by the ad when the ad omits information about the material, or presents it in a way that’s unclear to the person, and neither can it advertise a product, etc. in a way which is ambiguous for a customer to understand or is unintelligible.
All of these things come to one single result that if you seem to think that an advertisement is presenting any information about a product is the wrong way by omitting important information or by not giving enough information that could lead people to be unclear about what a product is providing them with.
This kind of same thing is what happened with Apple and the customers, who bought the iPad 3 from Australia, and that is why; Apple had to come to a decision of providing the customers with a full refund.
Let us know if you bought the 4G version of the iPad 3 without knowing that it won’t work to its full capacity in the UK, and if you would want a refund!
iPhone 4 was initially launched with a Retina display but Apple missed out on adapting the iOS games up to the higher resolution screen. This resulted in a blurry mess as the previous games made for lesser resolution screens did not get along with the new display. Both iPhone 4 and the iPad 3 boast a 2048×1536 resolution screen and over 800 new games to support the new display. That’s a larger number to choose from. Read on to find out about some of the best.
Infinity Blade II
Infinity Blade II is second on our list. This was also launched in 2010, and a second version, Infinity Blade dungeons was also launched at the debut of the iPad 3, but it did not go so well. However, Infinity Blade II has been upgraded to support the new Retina display, with new effects which would not have as great an impact with the older tablets and iPhones.
Waking Mars is developed by the makers of Spider: Secret of Bryce Manor. The storyline of this game is a stranded astronaut who has to work to uncover the secrets of the planet Mars to survive, making Waking Mars a combination of an exploration and a puzzle solving game. The new Retina display really gives this game more life and hence makes it more enjoyable to play!
Zen Bound 2
The first game on our list is Zen Bound 2. The aim of the game is to wrap a rope around a wooden object which may sound a bit dull but once you get to playing it is as soothing as the name suggests. Though it sounds completely pointless it, playing Zen Bound 2 is almost equally blissful as actually raking the sand in a Zen garden. This game was initially launched in 2010 but has been recently updated to the Retina display level resolution by Secret Exit, its developer. This update makes it seem as though the wooden block lies right in front of you instead of your iPad 3.
Galaxy On Fire 2
Space flight games used to be the rage in the 90s but have faded to the background in the recent years. Galaxy on Fire 2, created by Fishlabs, brings back the idea with a bang! The nature of the game is that the player must get in to deep space via smuggling, mining and rocketing. Constant updates in its software and now with a higher resolution display, this game really comes to life and is one of the best ones to play.
Angry Birds Space
Last but never the least, Angry Birds Space! This is definitely the best of the best among the over 800 new games available for the new iOS and Retina display. On the new iPad, the graphics of this game get even more refined than ever, making it seem that the cartoon figures have come to life! Not a single pixel is out of place, the graphics are as perfect as ever and the game itself, if possible, even more engaging than before.
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