Apples new iPad 3 is the biggest new device on the market, selling 3 million units since it’s release on Friday. What hasn’t been touched on was that it heats up to a temperature of 92.5 Fahrenheit compared to the 82.9 Fahrenheit on the iPad 2!
Of course it doesn’t make any difference on the performance of the device, but may be a little more uncomfortable on your lap
*Apple recently released a statement concerning the difference of heat in the new iPad
“The new iPad delivers a stunning Retina display, A5X chip, support for 4G LTE plus 10 hours of battery life, all while operating well within our thermal specifications,” said Apple representative Trudy Muller “If customers have any concerns they should contact AppleCare.”
**New Information just came in. Consumer Reports found that their iPad 3 reached temperatures up to 116 degrees after running Infinity Blade II for 45 minutes, a little hot? They also noted that whilst playing the game and attempting the charge the device didn’t gain any battery, let me reiterate, the iPad was plugged in, they played the game and no battery life was gained. Odd.
Back on the topic of heat, Consumer Reports says
When unplugged, the back of the new iPad reached temperatures as high as 113 degrees Fahrenheit. It was only when plugged in that it hit 116 degrees. The hottest areas weren’t evenly distributed throughout the iPad’s back, but were concentrated near one corner of the display as shown in the images taken from the rear of the device above.