Ipod touch 4g heat question...

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  1. Delusionaltool

    Delusionaltool Well-Known Member

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    Anyone else have a werid issue where if you play a graphically intensive game the ipod gets really warm to the touch? find that a little odd and is it supposed to do this? and if i should call apple about it? cause it cant be good for the internals to get that warm as it could melt components....
     
  2. CaptainAwesome

    CaptainAwesome Well-Known Member

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    I'm pretty sure that the heating issue is universal across all the iPod Touch generations; I know it happens to my 3rd Gen. That's what happens when you're essentially running console-quality (last-gen, at least) games on a system that doesn't have a fan. :p

    Don't get too worried about it. If you start to notice it, it's probably a good time to take a break. But unless you allow it to maintain that temperature for an extended period of time, your device likely will not be damaged internally.
     
  3. wootbean

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    yeah, the various materials used in the circuit components and stuffs inside melt from 1000-2000 degrees..has it gotten that hot
     
  4. dyscode

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    #4 dyscode, Nov 2, 2010
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    it´s in the design, it´s ok. The iPod 2G also get quite like `hand warm´ but works since years now.
    The 4G has never gotten as hot as the 2G

    If it gets too hot to hold it will be a problem - like 100-120 DEG Celcius. I think at this temperature components start do desolder ;)
     
  5. Random_Guy

    Random_Guy Well-Known Member

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    Australia, mate!
    It always gets hot when things are intense.
     
  6. Hmar9333

    Hmar9333 Well-Known Member

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    He's not talking about hand-warm.

    He's talking about disconcertingly hot. Happens to me too
     
  7. sk47z

    sk47z Well-Known Member

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    mine as well.. but i think it's common cos all of my friends who bought the ipod touch 4th gen have such issue.
     
  8. Paco

    Paco Well-Known Member

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    My iTouch 4 gets hot too, not really hot but noticeably, I guess is normal due to the power of the Apple A4.
     
  9. Booch138

    Booch138 Well-Known Member

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    Well said, Random Guy. Well said.
     
  10. LeopardGecko

    LeopardGecko Well-Known Member

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    I've never noticed this. Maybe I don't feel it due to my case?
     
  11. Booch138

    Booch138 Well-Known Member

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    I only feel it after an hour session of like... Eternal Legacy, Infinity Blade, MC2, or NOVA2. I don't even really feel it while playing Aralon or anything.
     
  12. LBG

    LBG Señor Member

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    My iPhone 4 never gets hot, not even noticeably warmer. But I remember my original iPhone sometimes got pretty damn hot when it was running some of the more advanced 3D games.
     
  13. TiltMyTouch

    TiltMyTouch Well-Known Member

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    Play in a refrigerated room.
     
  14. hiyatran

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    this is an excellent idea, especially if you're playing Lost Planet, so you feel what they feel, well the cold anyways.
     

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