Scores of disgruntled owners of the new iPad have complained that the tablet is prone to overheating and are considering returning the device just 72 hours after it went on sale to eager fans across the globe.
One a forum hosted on Apple's site numerous users wrote that they were concerned by the issue and were considering ditching the device.
"Mine is overheating. The heat is reduced when the brightness is reduced but what's the point of that? It drains the battery fast too. And exchange doesn't seem to be a solution since they all appear to have the same defect issue," said one, called 'Rogerfrombowlinggreen'.
"I am going to wait one week to see if there are any solutions from Apple, if not, they can have it. I am very disappointed. Been an Apple cool aid drinker for the past 12 years. But I may have had my fill."
Over 100 other users have posted on the forum, with most agreeing they are having the same problem and are also considering returning it unless a fix is issued by Apple.
"I'm an avid Apple fan, who usually thinks they do no wrong, [but] I might be going back to an iPad 2 also," said one, called 'NovaSins'.
"The hot heat and long recharge times and inability to use on 100 per cent brightness seem like a deal breaker for me."
V3 contacted Apple for comment on the issue but had received no reply at time of publication.
V3 tested out the new iPad over the weekend, awarding it a coveted five star review, and suffered no overheating issues.
The issue is not be the first time Apple has faced headaches after launching a new device, with the iPhone 4 suffering from problems to the antenna when gripped in a certain way, forcing the firm to offer users a free case as a workaround to the issue.
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