Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The New iPad Runs Hotter Than Its Predecessor

Tweakers.net (via Engadget) took a thermal image with an infrared camera to confirm many of the new iPad users suggests, the new iPad is running a little hot. After run GLBenchmark for 5 minutes, the hottest point was measured.

The hottest point on the new iPad was the lower right corner which measured a temperature of 33.6° C (or 92.5° F). The iPad 2, meanwhile, topped out at 28.3° C (or 82.9° F). The difference between the two was 5° C (or ~10° F

Later, Apple has release a statement to the Loop regarding the heat complaints:
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,” Apple representative Trudy Muller, told The Loop. “If customers have any concerns they should contact AppleCare.” 
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