It’s been 2 weeks since the new iPad crashed on the Hong Kong Market, certainly it has made an impact and over 5 million new iPads sold in the first weeks speak a clear language. The China grey market for iPads has as many imports as never before and the new iPad is notoriously sold out in Hong Kongs official Apple stores.
Apple’s new iPad availability/prices in Hong Kong
There is currently no way of walking into the Apple store at IFC and taking a new iPad away from the shelves, online orders are also not available at the moment, all initial models have rapidly sold out and the whole of Hong Kong is currently waiting for new shippings to arrive.
Apple has introduced a lottery reservation system that grants a couple of lucky souls per day to come into the store and purchase one of the iPad models (but trust me its more likely to win mark 6 at the moment). you can try your luck here.
The new iPads Heating Problems
There have been numerous accounts of people complaining about the increase in heat that the new iPad absorbes after a extensive while of intensive using. The heat is still not dangerous in any way, but it is significant more than the previous models produced.
Currently this is explained as to be a result of the new battery and chip, and the much higher requirements of computing for the Retina Display. Until someone gets burned, stay tuned!
Battery still charging after 100%?
Last but not least we are seeing the common phenomenon with the new iPad models, that even though your indicator says that the battery is charged 100%, the iPad will continue to charge. This has been explained by Apple today officially in an official statement. The continuous charging is part of a new battery cycle charging mode that apple introduced. It keeps the battery alive longer as long as it is plugged in. means, all good in the hood!