New iPad Heats Up to 116 Degrees, Doesn’t Charge on Running Games!

By on March 21, 2012

We have earlier reported that many users of new iPad are facing thermal issues while using their devices as it runs 10 degrees hotter than iPad 2 especially on running heavy apps like games. Though Apple has denied that their new iPad heats up on running heavy apps, still folks are complaining of the same issue with their new iPad. Now a latest report comes from Consumer Reports that confirms; new iPad really heats up and hits the 116 degrees temperature while running Infinity Blade II for 45 minutes.

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The site also notes that they found new iPad becomes very warm but not feels especially uncomfortable if held for a short time span during their testing process. As described above, Apple is still reluctant to confirm that new iPad really heats up to higher temperature when used for running heavy games for a long time and runs hotter than iPad 2 in normal usage. In a response over this issue Apple declared that their “new iPad was operating well within our thermal specifications.”

New iPad Heat Up Issue

Here’s the script from the note from Consumer Reports on new iPad heat up issue.

We ran our test while the new iPad was propped on the iPad Smart Cover, plugged in, and after it had run Infinity Blade II uninterrupted for about 45 minutes. The device’s 4G connection was not turned on, though its Wi-fi link was. The ambient room temperature was about 72 degrees. (Apple recommends not using the iPad in environments over 95 degrees.)

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.

The most interesting revelation made by the site is their experience for using new iPad during running games; the site notes that their new iPad didn’t charge at all when Infinity Blade II was running on it, due to slight battery drainage under the extremely heavy CPU and GPU load from Infinity Blade II.

We think that new iPad users are really experiencing thermal issues with their new tablet; and new iPad is incapable to draw enough power from its USB connection for powering the device and charging the battery at a time. Apple should soon address this issue to please its fans with new iPad.

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